Monday, August 31, 2015


Now in print!

Find it HERE!

Long anticipated and welcomed warmly, there are several firsts with this book. For one thing, this is my very first novel for AIRSHIP 27, my first pirate story, and the publisher's first pirate novel to boot! A whole lot of time and effort went into producing this one on both sides of the desk, which I will detail in a follow-up blog post sometime in the next day or so. In the meantime, you can read the company's press release, and I hope that whets your appetite for a copy of this book of mine that took 9 months to birth. It's currently only in paperback, but a Kindle version will be upcoming, or you can purchase an inexpensive PDF copy right on the company web site. 

A big thank you goes out to Air Chief Ron Fortier, for his enthusiasm and support when I proposed the book, his encouragement while I was struggling to get it written, and his eagerness in getting it out. Also kudos to second-in-command Rob Davis, who not only put it together, but did all 9 incredible interior artwork pieces and walked me patiently through the editing process in a format I'd never handled before. A special thanks to the uber-talented Mr. Terry Pavlet for a wonderful cover that I've been getting tons of praise for. You fellas all made me look good!

Here's the official press release:


Devil’s Handmaid

Airship 27 Productions takes to the high seas with the release of its first ever pirate novel; JEZEBEL JOHNSTON – Devil’s Handmaid by writer Nancy Hansen.

Born on the pirate island of Tortuga, fourteen year old Jezebel Johnston is a beautiful mulatto sired by an English privateer named Long Tom Johnston and Mofina, the Madame of a well known bordello.  For most of her young life, Jezebel was mesmerized by her father’s stories of life on the high seas.  Eventually he sailed off on a new adventure and never returned.

Frustrated by her own boring existence, Jezebel conceives of a daring plan to escape the island.  She disguises herself as a boy and signs aboard the pirate ship, Devil’s Handmaid, captained by the notorious Dandy Dan Abrams.  Her disguise works and within hours she sailing away from all she knows as she boldly challenges the dangers and threats that lie before her.

Writer Nancy Hansen tells a story of clashing empires all seeking to expand their dominions into the New World.  Amidst this expansion of wealth and influence, the pirates of the Caribbean were borne, a savage fraternity of outlaw sailors, murderers and scalawags who ruled the seas.  Now comes the saga of a young girl willing to share their tempestuous adventures, cutlass for cutlass, until one day she will become the greatest pirate queen of them all. 

“I’ve been a big fan of Nancy’s writings for several years,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “When she contacted us about this new book, I was thrilled. We’d never done a straight up pirate novel and getting one from such a talented writer was our good luck.”  Meticulously researched, JEZEBEL JOHNSTON – Devil’s Handmaid is the first in a series and kicks off with a gorgeous cover by Terry Pavlet and interior illustrations by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis.  Fortier ends with, “Adventure fiction doesn’t get any better than this.”

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – Pulp Fiction for a New Generation!

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