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Land ho! Adrift is released for International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Posted by on September 20, 2013

The night before International Talk Like a Pirate Day, I had a party to celebrate the release of my novel, Adrift.

Guests at the launch party for Adrift, with Jaclyn Rousseau

Guests at the launch party for Adrift, with Jaclyn Rousseau

I decided to dress up as Jaclyn Rousseau, who is a pirate and the protagonist of the book. So that Jaclyn wouldn’t be left out, I ran a dress-up contest to give away a copy of the book to the best dressed pirate. I was very impressed by my Norwegian neighbour’s work!

Jaclyn Rousseau with the winner of the pirate costume competition

Jaclyn Rousseau with the winner of the pirate costume competition

My guests enjoyed me reading a couple of excerpts from the book. Naturally, since Jaclyn Rousseau is illiterate, I couldn’t be in character for that.

Jaclyn Rousseau attempting to read the book she's in

Finally, I got to hand over a couple of items that one of my Indiegogo backers purchased, as she was visiting from the Philippines. This is the first time Jaclyn has actually appeared with someone wearing the t-shirt she’s on!

Jaclyn Rousseau being confused at having a picture of herself on a t-shirt

Jaclyn Rousseau being confused at having a picture of herself on a t-shirt

Handing over the book and t-shirt

Handing over the book and t-shirt


Adrift was released on International Talk Like a Pirate Day. For more information about the book and where to purchase it digitally or in paperback, click here.

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Dominica has a strong interest in exploring diversity in media, seeing people subverting corporate control of creativity through crowdfunding and indie publishing, and spending as much time as she can travelling the world and discovering culture. This is what she most regularly blogs about. In her spare time, Dominica is primarily focused on long-form improv theatre, and writing and publishing speculative fiction. You can find links to some of her free and published stories and screenplays on her writing page, or check out her pirate time-travel novel Adrift. Though born and raised in Australia to American parents, Dominica lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between 2008-2014, until she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. She also has a background in web programming, filmmaking, and stand-up comedy. For more information, check out her about page, or any of the specific pages about her various creative pursuits in the links at the top of the page.

2 Responses to Land ho! Adrift is released for International Talk Like a Pirate Day

  1. climbing bean

    Sounds like a really fun evening. Congratulations on having launched your first book! Go you :D

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