Monday 13 May 2024

Pirate Anthology: Rose Biggin

The Black Beacon Book of Pirates is sure to shiver your timbers when it's published on Friday the 21st of June. The Kindle version is already available for pre-order at just $1.99 instead of $3.99 and you can add the anthology to your Goodreads "want to read" list today. In the meantime, to get you in the mood for a spot of swashbuckling, we’re interviewing the contributing authors.

Hi Rose,

Why pirates?

I sometimes like to think stories were invented so they could be told about pirates. At so many stages of innovation in the history of narrative, there’s a pirate ship somewhere - anchored just outside the text or sailing through it. We could say every story about pirates is also a story about stories.

Are there any pirate legends set where you live?

What, London? I expect so, aye. Probably. I should look into it.

If you were a pirate, what's the first thing you'd do?

Head directly to the galley and make a start on the potatoes. It’ll take longer then anyone expects, and whatever adventures await will feel better if we know we’ve at least gotten them going. Plus it’s a good place to get your allies. Did you know Treasure Island’s original title was The Sea Cook?

Have you ever found treasure?

Materialism will be your downfall, friend.

What do you do when you're not dreaming up tall tales?

When I’m not writing fiction or gigging, I’m most likely on another art project. I am currently co-writing a libretto for a new alt. Opera for cinema screen, premiering in July.

Where can readers contact you to tell you their timbers have been suitably shivered?

Contact me or you can find more through my website; do get in touch, I’m always looking for more collaborations and projects and conversations! I’m also still on a certain sinking ship, as @rosebiggin

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