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Description automatically generatedIn writing these stories, I've found "research" comes in two varieties.  First, there is the task of finding factual information about the time, place, events, and situations I'm writing about.  As time goes on, I will attempt to list some of the sources I've used in obtaining these facts.  On the other hand, as these are works of fiction, and as a lot of the stories take place in a completely different world, I get to make up a lot of it as well.  In doing so, I've found it convenient to make lists of characters, drawings of ships and vessels, maps, flags, and even uniforms.  I use them for consistency in my writing, and you may find them interesting as well.  Therefore, most, if not all of these items will eventually be included here.


A List of Characters from the Stone Island Sea Stories.


A List of Ships and Vessels from the Stone Island Sea Stories. 


Following is a list of various books that have either inspired me or have helped me learn more about the times in which the Stone Island Sea Stories take place.  In no particular order;

The Anatomy of Nelson’s Ships                            by C. Nepean Longridge

The History of the American Sailing Navy             by Howard I. Chappelle

American Sailing Ships: Their Plans and History   by Charles G. Davis

Men-of-War: Life in Nelson’s Navy                      by Patrick O’Brian

The Jack Aubrey & Stephen Maturin stories          by Patrick O’Brian

The Hornblower Companion                                 by C. S. Forester

The Horatio Hornblower stories                             by C. S. Forester

The End of Barbary Terror                                    by Frederick C. Leiner

Lobscouse and Spotted Dog                                  by Anne Chotzinoff Grossman

                                                                                  and Lisa Grossman Taylor

Various Age of Sail/Naval Adventure stories by individuals such as Alexander Kent, Dewey Lambdin, S. Thomas Russell, and more



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My drawing/plan of HMS Theadora, the ship Edward Pierce is serving in as the Stone Island Sea Stories begin.



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