Captian Ron Meets Cosmo Kramer Meets Captain Bloodstone

Saturday, 08 September 2012 00:00 Jennifer Devore
Print PDF

If Cosmo Kramer and Captain Ron were particle-dematerialized on the U.S.S. Enterprise and then rematerialized as one pirate on the mid-Atlantic in the 18thC., you’d have the most famous buccaneer you’ve yet to meet: Captain Maurice Bloodstone, a.k.a. Redbeard.

Meet him in Savannah of Williamsburg: The Trails of Blackbeard and His Pirates, Virginia 1718

It seems pirates remain the bees knee’s, regardless of the generation: Errol Flynn to Johnny Depp. Today, you can’t swing a burlap bag of old turtle meat at a pirate festival without hitting one of our faves: Captain Jack Sparrow, Blackbeard, Captain Barbossa, Calico Jack Rackham, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Captain Hook, Captain Flint and numerous variations on the ghost pirates of Scooby Doo, Spongebob Squarepants and South Park. Yet, happily I have seen an influx of a new pirate: Captain Bloodstone, especially at the California festivals. Why not? He’s affable, distills his own Beach Bum Rum, loathes shoes, sports a bright red beard and offers up an infectious, jovial laugh which makes the wenches swoon and the pillaging and plundering more of an entertainment value than an annoying mess to clean up when he leaves.

Bloodstone is what literary folk call an anti-hero: a sympathetic villain with enough traces of humanity and pathos that we worry about him, pull for him and, despite the fact that’s he’s made some very poor decisions, we hope against poetic justice that he will emerge vanquished, safe and in the arms of a hot chick. His tag line? Me cup is broke and who will fix it?! It never gets old, to him, at any rate.

Armed with bandoliers and scabbards crammed with flintlocks and cutlasses, Cap’t. Bloodstone serves as Blackbeard’s first mate, drinking buddy and brother-in-arms on the sandy bars and dunes of North Carlolina’s Outer Banks and The Battle of Ocracoke in 1718. Through the magic of words and breaks in the time-space contiuum, this Kramer of pirates also emerges on a modern-day, sexy and celeb-packed, southern California beach.

Grab your Kindle and meet him in Savannah of Williamsburg: The Trials of Blackbeard and His Pirates via Amazon! While you’re there, check out my latest release, the sexy and salacious The Darlings of Orange County, in which Bloodstone makes his contemporary appearance and threatens our very own dear Johnny Depp on the carpet of a Laguna Beach film premiere.

Excerpt from Savannah Book II-

Blackbeard was joined at his fete by Captain Charles Vane, Captain Robert Deal, Captain Calico Jack Rackham and Captain Maurice Bloodstone, a loner and leader of a crew-of-one, and the only pyrate ever known to escape the Williamsburg gaol, many years now passed. Also present was Blackbeard’s first mate Israel Hands,

sometime known to friends as Hezekiah.

“It wasn’t supposed to be like this!” Bloodstone cried. “Life was supposed to be fun! All I wanted to do was drink rum and lie on the beach. What did I do?!” he lamented.

“He escaped from a gaol to start with,” one of Maynard’s crew whispered to a younger sailor, for he remembered the news of his escape vividly.

“Ohhhhh!” he continued. “When I was in that Williamsburg gaol, I sees these little animals. A squirrel, a fancy squirrel came to visit me, but only cringed and shied away from me. Aye, she was a fancy squirrel in a fancy frock. Then one day, out me window, I sees this little cat all dressed up fancy, too. I watched him all the day and he was full of life. He was laughing and joyous and ready for anything, frolicking and fencing all the day long, with a fancy little dog in a fancy little dog coat. Ohhhhhh the fun they were having!”

The crews began to shift their feet restlessly and there was the occasional eye roll, deep sigh or spat overboard in boredom. Maynard and Blackbeard had by now both leaned on their cutlasses and were rolling their necks back and forth. Maynard leaned into Blackbeard and whispered, “One of your men, I presume?” Blackbeard just shrugged.

-excerpt from Savannah of Williamsburg: The Trials of Blackbeard and His Pirates


Before ye go, can I interest ye in a wee, pirate chanty? Not the chanty of a wee pirate, but a wee chanty about a pirate named Captain Maurice Bloodstone.

Blackbeard's Chanty:"Me Cup is Broke!"Music by PBIII, lyrics by Jennifer Susannah Devore

Savannah on Facebook

Shop JennyPop on Amazon

Darlings on Facebook

Theme from Savannah of Williamsburg: The Trials of Blackbeard and His Pirates (Book II)

Blackbeard's Chanty:"Me Cup is Broke!"Music by PBIII, lyrics by Jennifer Susannah Devore

Meet Miss JennyPop

Jennifer Susannah Devore

Jenny Pop is the acclaimed Author of the Savannah of Williamsburg series of books and The Darlings of Orange County. In addition, Jen is a prolific consumer of media and pop culture. Never leaving the house without her journal and fave Waterman pen, an old-fashioned, analog book (usually Hunter S. Thompson) and a fresh coat of lipstick, she is constantly on the hunt for fun, espresso, animation  and comics of any kind and always ready for an impromptu day at Disneyland. is a natural extension of  Jen's World; so, spend some time visiting. You'll have fun, she promises!

Meet The Darlings

The Darlings of Orange County

The sexy, cashmere beaches of southern California aren't always what they seem. The dirty little secret here is what it takes to survive. Everyone has a trick up their silk sleeve. Liz Lemon meets Parker Posey, Veronica Darling is smart enough to know what it takes and is willing to soil her soul to bring Hollywood to the California Riviera. The Darlings of Orange County is a salacious, hilarious, harrowing romp chock full of eco-terrorism, horse-racing scandals, weed deals and the obligatory lipstick-lesbian affair that inevitably leads to murder. It all climaxes in a white-knuckled, glitzy, celebrity-stacked Laguna Beach Film Premiere that spells success for Veronica Darling and trouble for her friends and family.

Meet Miss Savannah Squirrel

Savannah Prudence Squirrel

Savannah Prudence Squirrel

Meet Miss Savannah of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. Equal parts Amelia Earhart, Lucy Honeychurch, Scarlett O'Hara and Miss Piggy, Savannah is a scholar, adventurer and a lady. Moreover, she is a pebble in the silver-buckled shoe of injustice and with her best pals she is not a squirrel to challenge. She carries  the Magna Carta in one paw and the latest Parisian silk bag in her other. Whether fighting to end slavery, arguing for freedom of the press or scheming to end a duel, Miss Savannah does so with wit and persistence. Read more to meet her best friends and accomplices: Ichabod Wolfgang and Dante Marcus Pritchen. Prepare to also meet pirates, a Venetian fox and an Irish gull, The Commodore!



Meet Miss Hannah

Hannah Hart, ghost dame of the Hotel del Coronado

Hannah Hart, ghost dame of the Hotel del Coronado

So, here's the low down, all you Joes and Janes ... I'm Hannah Hart, dead girl. Don't fret, it's actually a sweet dish being dead. Having perished in 1934 in a terrifically vicious accessories incident with actress Ida Lupino, I reside where I died: San Diego's gorgeous Hotel del Coronado. It ain't a bad gig at all, really! Great weather, swanky guests (not to mention a few fellow ghosties), amazing amenities, my own private turret overlooking the sea and all the java juice and giggle water I can handle; plus, these bartenders know how to make a Planter's Punch like nobody's business! See, I've been waiting for this Internet thing forever ... now, instead of slamming doors and moving lamps, I get to wag my tongue all I like at

Abyssinia, kids!