Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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The Hero of New Orleans- Jean Laffite

How many of you are in love with the pirate’s life? How many of you wait with bated breath for the next installment of Captain Jack Sparrow? There is a mystery associated with the lives of those rowdy group of merry men. They are surrounded in myth and mystery. Some say they were heroes, some say they were scoundrels, some say they were criminals. Many were hanged, tortured, left on deserted islands and /or lived a bounty on their heads.

There have been many books written about most all of those men and women who chose the roam the seven seas plundering and pillaging ships for what ever reason. Some were pressed into serve in order to be spared from the sword and sabre.

My next historical novel involves once such pirate. Some have called him a hero, some have called him a thief and others have called him a traitor. Whatever title you give him one thing is known for certain- he and his band of 1000 merry pirates were instrumental in saving New Orleans during the War of 1812 along with Andrew Jackson.

Jean Laffite has always intrigued me more than all the other pirates- the mystery of his personna and the fact that he did indeed help save New Orleans has endured me to him. Therefore, when it came time to write my “Pirate” book as my daughter so aptly puts it, I researched everything I could on good ole Laffite. (Yes, this is one of the many correct spellings of his name) I chose this old time spelling to make the book distinctive from any other book that bears his name.

Like me Laffite was unique ergo he deserves this distinction.

In my research I found that he was in New Orleans during the time of Marie Laveau the one and only all time Voodoo Queen. I have taken the literary liberty in adding her to the story with a twist. I have included history of people, and places which gives this book a place for the reader to slide into. To not only enjoy the read but to learn some history as well. And as will all of my books there is a twist.

Watch for this new historical fiction sometime after the first of the year. You don’t want to miss the adventures of Jean Laffite and his band of merry men. It will be one you want to read over and over again.

November 11, 2011 - Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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