|David & Penelope Carroll|
I don't remember David's exact words, but he wanted me to know that, unlike some other authors (those who insist on documenting Blackbeard's life from primary historical records), the Carrolls enjoy incorporating every story, legend, tale, and embellishment into their biography.
Their free bookmarks include this teaser: "For eighteen months, one man terrorized America, bringing commerce and a superpower to its knees, raging onto the scene and disappearing as mysteriously as he appeared, yet no one knew who he was except for the moniker...Blackbeard. Until now."
The Carrolls' website proclaims that their trilogy, "weaves the acknowledged facts of Blackbeard's life into the historic machinations that led to today's world." Volumes one and two are currently available. Look for volume three at a future date. You can read more on their website: http://www.thatcherthebook.com/aboutthetrilogy.html.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a brief history of the Soundfront Inn, one of the oldest structures on the island. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102113.htm.