A ship. The ship. Is just off the harbor at anchor. Awaiting to unload it’s riches and re-stock on supplies. The night is cool but calm. You watch at a distance as the shirtless pirates load and unload the goods. You can’t help but wonder what they may be. What far off lands did they travel to, to find such wonders?  And how much are they worth?


Your mouth waters as they begin to unload the chests of silver coins and small gold statues of what looks like Greek gods that must be worth a fortune! And at the delicious spices and sugars and exotic fruits in crates that appear! You can hardly wait to taste them as you creep closer in the dim light of the night.


As you stand in the twilight behind another ship docked watching the activity of the new ship, you can’t help but wonder the possibilities.

I often find myself wondering what great heroic feat should I bring to my main character to accomplish in my books. It’s not as easy as you might think coming up with something that fits your character and situation. I find humor works well. As long as it’s not life threatening. It’s a little harder when your character is a female, a young female, and accompanied by pirates.

There just aren’t that many books out about girls and pirates. And, in “Sarafina and the Pirate’s Spyglass” you even get to time-travel! So I guess I’d say there is a little bit of everything in there. There’s mystery, legends, intrigue, a little puppy love and laughter.

I think Sarafina’s super power would be endurance. For she can withhold her own in a time that is far from her own and withstand many different cultures of people~ including pirates! All while trying to find her way back home.

So, while my super powers may only be simple, they are indeed, super to me!