Inspiration for The Red Flag

November 30, 2018

Julia discusses her inspiration for writing The Red Flag and the exploration of the idea of villainy on the blog, Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots, in her guest blog post:

What would a villain have to do to lose support from a sympathetic audience? We as humans have a love for the underdog, for the misunderstood hero. We look to the Golden Age of Piracy for adventure, romance, and treasure. We root for the small thieves, the soul-tortured swashbucklers, and cheer when they do the right thing or grow a heart. Pirates were just trying to live a better life, after all, and weren’t real villains. Or were they? When I started The Red Flag, I had one goal in mind: to give readers the truth. Pirates were some of the cruelest people who ever lived. And they enjoyed being cruel.

Read the rest of the post here: Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots