Pirate Games of the 18th Century

Pirate games included dice

Pirate games in the 18th century really existed – a precursor to our popular gambling games. It’s likely that games at sea were a much-needed past time used to fill those long days at sea. At heart, we all love great entertainment and games have always filled that bill –…

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The Pirate Phillips – How a Carpenter Became the Scourge of the Seas

Soon to be released a historical account of pirate John Phillips by Marti Melville

Please join me in the Caribbean for a historical accounting of the infamous Captain John Phillips (1721-1724).  Please share this post and visit the link below to view the campaign details.  

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Steady as she goes…

Steady as she goes...

Today is a day to move forward. My anticipation isn’t as great as I’d hope it would be at this moment. As I sit on my plush sofa with my beagle snoring on the opposite side, I take a deep breath and ready myself for what lies ahead.

In actuality, it’s nothing deep or profound or life-changing, just a shift in the routine I call “life”.

And so…I sigh as this image flashes into my head and I mentally take the helm. Taking a deep breath and keeping my eyes focused upon the horizon, I call out to no one in particular,

“Hoist the colors…steady as she goes…”

  • 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