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Darlene Marshall, author

I write award-winning historical romance about pirates, privateers, smugglers and the occasional possum.

Florida pirates, ahoy!

The Bride And The Buccaneer - Darlene Marshall

Are you ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19? Amber Quill Press is featuring my first four nautical novels, all of which are set in Florida in the early 19th Century. 


Florida's reputation as a haven for smugglers, pirates, land speculators, rascals, runaways and ne'er do wells of all stripes goes back to its earliest days. For all I know, the Timucuan Indians were warning each other about crooked shell games down on the coast (with real shells). Pirates were certainly a huge part of it, and the smuggling of drugs, humans, exotic pets and contraband is still an issue for the state. 


But if you long to read about olden days, when pirates were pirates, grab some books and settle in with a tankard of grog, a parrot, an eyepatch (as long as it doesn't interfere with your reading) and channel your inner pirate on International Talk Like a Pirate Day.