Another quick hello to announce the anthology I've been mentioning on and off for the last few months is out.
Cutlass: Ten Pirate Tales is the brainchild of UK editor and writer Rayne Hall (and I highly recommend checking out her writing, including novel Storm Dancer).
From the Amazon US page:
Ten exciting adventure stories:
1. KHABALLO by Margo Lerwill
Careened on a cursed island, the old captain and her men are caught between warring navies.
2. VICTORIA AND THE IRONCLAD by Douglas Kolacki
An escaped slave and a pirate captain race to capture the Confederacy's ultimate weapon.
3. BLIND MAN'S BLUFF by Jonathan Broughton
The trickster's reward is deceit.
4. SKRITCH by John Blackport
Your enemy may be your best ally.
5. DIAMONDS AND BONES by Kris Austen Radcliffe
In space, you may need to deal for the diamonds your bones need.
6. UN HOMME DE COULEUR LIBRE by Liv Rancourt
Fate sets Robert's life on a new course.
7. SCYLLA AND THE PEPPER PIRATES by Rayne Hall
A spunky young woman sets out to rescue her long-lost lover.
8. BROADSIDED by JK Kiegan
Love can take you off course.
9. THE PENSIONER PIRATES OF MARINE PARADE by Jonathan Broughton
Rebel pensioners revolt.
10. THE BOOK OF ADVENTURES by Douglas Kolacki
In the Great Depression, two brothers find two kinds of escape.
A few of you helped me out by reading a partial on Khaballo for me when it was still in progress, and I still appreciate that. Anyway, the anthology is 99 cents at Amazon. Check it out.
Oh, I forgot I'd picked out a song for the occasion!