Publication Day!

Today is publication day for Pirate King! My agent, Laurie King, is setting off on her tour, and I hope that those of you who live in one of the cities she will be visiting will come out to see her: San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Scottsdale, Chicago, Minneapolis, St Louis, and Denver. Her schedule is Here. And to get everyone in the mood for the (admittedly preposterous!) … [Read more...]

Counting Down To “Pirate King”

Less than a week until the US release of "Pirate King," and there is still much going on in the Ten Weeks of Laurie ARrrgh King, and still prizes to be won. The Illustrated Parrot King contest will close in eight days (8 Sept). Please send Ms King your vision of the story—she tells me that multiple submissions are welcomed. The story and instructions are Here. The excellent 826 Valencia … [Read more...]

Contest Deadlines and A Parrrty

The PaiKu contest will close in one week, with voting to follow. If you have yet to submit your brilliant literary offering, you may do so Here. You only have until midnight (EST) 23 August to turn in your solution to "The Worlds Easiest Piratical Puzzle" and be in the drawing for some fine prizes. Information and the puzzle can be found Here. Lastly, our Twitter Garden Party is tomorrow. … [Read more...]

Gentle Reminder of Contest Deadlines and Party Doings

The Crossword Puzzle contest will close in one week, so if you haven’t completed your submission and sent it in, you may wish to do so Here. This Sunday Holmes and I are hosting a Twitter Garden Party at our Sussex home, and do hope you can stop by for a chat, a glass of honey wine and some of Mrs Hudson’s fancies. I suppose with the pirate theme there may be some grog and hardtack about, … [Read more...]

Contests, Parties And Other Piratical Things


With less than a month left before publication of Pirate King, the eleventh volume of my memoirs, I would like to bring to your attention the events that are taking place in coming weeks: August 21: Please join us in an evening Twitter Garden Party, held beneath the great copper beech over our terrace. Last year’s was such great fun (although the aspidistra is still recovering from the … [Read more...]