blackheart's legacy Archives - Sally Copus

Keys to Atlantis & BlackHeart’s Legacy Goodreads Giveaway

Posted by Sally Copus • November 19, 2015

Enter for a chance to win one of 20 author-signed paperback copies of KEYS TO ATLANTIS, Bk 2 (The Odyssey of Jon Sinclair series), including a signed BONUS COPY of BLACKHEART’S LEGACY, Bk 1: awarded Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012.

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Frigate: “Man-O-War” or Pirate Ship Chaser?

Posted by Sally Copus • October 23, 2015

In the late 17th and early 18th century Caribbean Sea, the Frigate was the “Man-O-War” of its time, weighing in at 360 tons and 110 feet. It took a crew of 195 men to man the 3 masts of sails; 26 big guns (cannon) on one level, and various other smaller guns scattered about the […]

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The Brigantine Ship: Black Opal

Posted by Sally Copus • September 22, 2015

Jon and Captain BlackHeart walked toward the end of a long pier where a tall, imposing black ship was docked. Jon eyed the ship with admiration. The two tall masts had a crow’s nest atop each of them. Rolled white canvas sails, which were tied up at the yards on both masts, and the white […]

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Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum: How to Talk Like a Pirate

Posted by Sally Copus • September 11, 2015

First, let me say, “ANY PIRATE TALK IS BETTER THAN NONE!” But if you want to talk like a true pirate, “Arrrrr, Matey!” just won’t cut it. I doubt any pirate ever said that. They were coarse, rough, dangerous men whose might was to be respected if only for their dauntless courage and daring. They […]

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YA Pirate Book Research: Author Sally Copus Talks Diving Bells

Posted by Sally Copus • August 31, 2015

Jon Sinclair, from the YA fantasy fiction series The Odyssey of Jon Sinclair, continues his interview with author Sally Copus.

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