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