18th Century Acumens of the Rich and Famous – Ask Someone to Smile

Fact: Blackened teeth became status symbol of the rich in the 18th century. This discovery led to the description of perfect teeth on my voodoo priestess – something I still doubt.

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Not Funny and Other Dark Thoughts

Is it possible to brighten someone’s day talking about tombstones that cover up vampires (real places) or legs being hacked off by a carpenter’s saw in 1721, or moon omens and still make someone’s day. When I think about it … that kind of talk totally makes MY day.

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  • Interview – Dialogue with the Divinity

  • Press

    "What J. K. Rowling did for wizards and Stephenie Meyer did for vampires, Marti Melville has done for pirates." ~ Forbes Magazine (September 9, 2011)

  • Reviews

    "Melville’s work, which heavily romanticizes the life of a pirate, is atmospheric ... a solid start to the series." ~ Publisher's Weekly (February 2017)
  • Schedule

  • Enjoy my favorite Celtic music (from Outlander)

  • Listen to the Creaking Wood and Ocean Currents from a Tall Ship at Sea

  • Celtic Battle Music