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Recent Reviews, Old Salt Press Authors, Part 2 — McBook Press’ Quarterdeck, Spring 2015

As we mentioned in Part 1 of this post, two excellent nautical newsletters came out within the past few days — Astrodene’s Historic Naval Fiction Log Book and McBook Press’ Quarterdeck. Both feature news and reviews of nautical fiction and non-fiction … Continue reading

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Recent Reviews, Old Salt Press Authors, Part 1 — Astrodene’s Historic Naval Fiction Log Book March 2015

Two excellent nautical newsletters came out within the past few days — Astrodene’s Historic Naval Fiction Log Book and McBook Press’ Quarterdeck. Both feature news and reviews of nautical fiction and non-fiction and each also feature reviews of new books by … Continue reading

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“Basically, I can kill people” — Joan Druett’s Interview of Alaric Bond

An interview with Alaric Bond by the award winning author, Joan Druett. Reposted with permission from her World of the Written Word blog. Congratulations on the launch of your eighth Age of Nelson novel, The Guinea Boat, an edge-of-the-seat thriller in … Continue reading

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Eleanor’s Odyssey by Joan Druett — a Review

In 1799, Eleanor Reid was only 21 and newly married to Captain Hugh Reid, commander of the Honorable East India Company extra ship Friendship. It was her husband’s first command and he was under orders to carry a cargo of Irish convicts, the … Continue reading

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Interview with V.E. Ulett by Joan Druett

Award winning author Joan Druett recently interviewed V.E. Ulett, author of the Blackwell’s Adventure series, on her World of the Written Word blog.  Reposted with permission. The author of the rousing historical Blackwell series kindly consented to allow me to … Continue reading

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The Wilkes Exploring Expedition and the US Botanic Garden

While visiting family in Washington DC, we visited the United States Botanic Garden. The Garden has a holiday exhibit that features model trains, specifically, Thomas the Tank Engine, which delighted my 2 year old grand nephew.  In addition to the trains … Continue reading

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Eleanor’s Odyssey — a New Book by Joan Druett

Joan Druett has a wonderful new book out — Eleanor’s Odyssey. Now available in paperback and soon as an ebook. Eleanor’s Odyssey: Journal of the Captain’s Wife on the East Indiaman Friendship, 1799-1801 by Joan Druett It was 1799, and … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Joan Druett — The Beckoning Ice Makes the Long List

Congratulations to Joan Druett! Her crime thriller, The Beckoning Ice, the fifth of her Wiki Coffin series of maritime mysteries, is one of the longlisted titles for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award.   We reviewed The Beckoning Ice in December 2012. … Continue reading

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Cindy Vallar’s Review of Joan Druett’s Judas Island and the Promise of Gold Trilogy

Last June, we reviewed Joan Druett’s Judas Island, the first book her Promise of Gold Series. Here is an excerpt from a recent review by Cindy Vallar from her wonderful Pirates and Privateers blog. Captain Jahaziel “Jake” Dexter believes a pirate’s … Continue reading

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Joan Druett’s The Elephant Voyage – A Review

Joan Druett’s The Elephant Voyage is a fascinating historical account of sailors who find themselves castaway on a desolate, wind-swept sub-Antarctic island, while on an ill-fated voyage to hunt elephant seals in the late 19th century.  Their rescue and at least partial redemption also … Continue reading

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Judas Island by Joan Druett – a Review

Joan Druett’s Judas Island, the first book of her Promise of Gold trilogy, is a delightful mix of nautical adventure, romance and droll comedy. In the novel, Harriet Gray, an eighteen year old British actress, finds herself abandoned on the deck … Continue reading

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Joan Druett Interviewed by Quarterdeck

McBook Press‘ wonderful publication Quarterdeck, has a fascinating interview with Joan Druett in their June 2013 edition.   We are reposting it here with permission. Award-winning author Joan Druett sailed back into nautical fiction in 2005 with the launch of A … Continue reading

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Joan Druett’s A Love of Adventure – Free Today & Tomorrow on Kindle

Joan Druett’s A Love of Adventure is free today and tomorrow as an Amazon Kindle edition. From our review, last August: Many of the classics of nautical literature are stories of young men who set off to sea, often compelled, in … Continue reading

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Beckoning Ice & Hell Around the Horn – Free Today and Tomorrow on Kindle

Joan Druett’s Beckoning Ice, the fifth in her series of Wiki Coffin nautical mysteries, is free today and tomorrow on Kindle. Joan’s detective, Wiki Coffin, is a half-Maori, half-Yankee “linguister,” who is also the representative of American law and order with the … Continue reading

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Free Books from Old Salt Press – Hell Around the Horn, The Beckoning Ice and A Love of Adventure

To celebrate the upcoming publication of Joan Druett’s Promise of Gold trilogy, Old Salt Press will be running a free book promotion for Rick Spilman’s Hell Around the Horn, and Joan Druett’s The Beckoning Ice and A Love of Adventure over the … Continue reading

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Joan Druett Publishing with Old Salt Press

Joan Druett, the award winning maritime historian and novelist, will be publishing her Promise of Gold trilogy with Old Salt Press.  The three novels; Judas Island, Calafia’s Kingdom, and Dearest Enemy; will be be published as e-books on Amazon in the next few days.   Joan’s A … Continue reading

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Update: Is Vancouver “Whale Bone Porn” All Fake?

Last week we posted, “Vancouver Maritime Museum, Stephen Colbert & Whale Bone Porn,” about a controversy over an exhibit at the  Vancouver Maritime Museum, Tattoos & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor.  One Vancouver mother and schoolteacher was offended by the erotic depictions … Continue reading

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HMS Bounty, Then and Now — Remembrance at the Scene of the Mutiny and Dodging a Hurricane

Faulkner wrote, “The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.”   I was reminded of this when I read a wonderful post on Joan Druett’s blog this morning, The Mutiny on the Bounty.   She vividly recreates the scene of the mutiny from the deck … Continue reading

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Joan Druett’s “A Love of Adventure” – a Review

Many of the classics of nautical literature are stories of young men who set off to sea, often compelled, in equal parts, by necessity and a longing for adventure. Joan Druett’s “A Love of Adventure” is just such a tale, … Continue reading

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Joan Druett’s Tupaia – Captain Cook’s Polynesian Navigator : A Review

Joan Druett’s new book, Tupaia – Captain Cook’s Polynesian Navigator, fills an important blank space in the history, as well as the legend, of Captain Cook. On his first voyage to the Pacific in HMS Endeavour, during a stop in … Continue reading

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