History provides us with equally transformative descriptions of pirates and their antics throughout the Spanish Main. Captain Charles Johnson (aka Daniel Defoe) wrote his infamous book, A General History of the Pyrates as a collection of news stories created to thrill the public masses about piracy during the 1700's.
Notorious scallywags still grace tall tales and remain the subject of novels even now. Captain John Phillips (the pirate from 1721-1724) is not as well known as his counterparts, Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, "Calico" Jack Rackham or "Black Bart" Bartholomew Roberts. But they all sailed together and haunted the dreams of innocents back in the day.
Writing about Captain John Phillips has been my passion for the past six years. A fictionalized novel series, The Deja vu Chronicles, is the result. The next project will be to tell his story the way it really happened — a historical account, as it were.
I hope that you will join me on this journey to unveil the cutthroat and his bloody deed as a true pirate of the Caribbean. Join the crew, will you? Let's set sail together and discover Captain John Phillips, the pirate.