A retired librarian, Cindy Vallar is a historical novelist, freelance editor, and book reviewer. She is also the Editor of Pirates and Privateers, a monthly column on the history of maritime piracy. She is a member of Historical Novel Society and the author of their Historical Novels Reviews’ editing column, “The Red Pencil.” Her historical fantasy, “Rumble the Dragon,” appears in the short story anthology, A Tall Ship, a Star, and Plunder. She invites you to visit her award-winning web site, Thistles & Pirates (Thistles & Pirates), to learn more. To listen to her talk about writing, pirates, and more, listen to her interview at Under the Crossbones (UTC 004 - Cindy Vallar, Pirate Historian and Author - Under the Crossbones - The Pirate Podcast).