Occasionally, I will post (GASP!) non-pirate things, like this:

1a (6)Look! It’s another book! I was thinking that while you’re taking advantage of the NEWYEAR30 promotional code on LuLu today, you might consider helping out Miss Ellen while you’re at it. All profit goes to keeping this gemstone of a bookstore open. I wrote about Ellen’s story, and her store: The Booktenders’ Secret Garden, in a Daily Kos piece,* entitled:

Calling All Book Lovers: A Gift for Ellen!

And it’s not like there aren’t any pirates in this book. I mean, c’mon: it’s about a CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE! You know there are pirate books in there. What you may not know (but what’s very true) is that Miss Ellen is a sort-of-pirate herself. Here are the illustrations/text to prove it:

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*I know that Daily Kos doesn’t seem like the best platform for a not-political book, but there are really nice people over there, and a group called Readers&BookLovers, which is *perfect.* I also know that by admitting I’m a Daily Kos writer, I just outed myself as a liberal (hi there). But, if you’re not, that’s okay. You may still like my books. Both liberals & conservatives like pirates and trains. And we can still be friends.