The incredibly talented Tobie of 10,000 Talents drew this on commission for me. Aside from being all sorts of crazy talented, she’s also got a Tumblr that is well worth checking out.

So. This is my antagonist, Captain Orlando Valentine. For twenty-odd years he has served as the head of a shadowy piratical mafia, murdering and bribing his way to absolute influence and power. He is ruthless and cunning, and murders his underlings just to add an exclamation point to his arguments.

His actions and plans are the driving force of all three of my novels. My merry band of anti-pirates have spent nearly 1,000 pages trying to stop him, and as I plod along in the third book, the question remains, will they finally triumph, or will Captain Valentine snatch victory away from them yet again?