If you want to give the gift of adventure this holiday season, check out my young-adult swashbuckling novel “Chrissie Warren” Pirate Hunter.” You can order a copy autographed by the author (me) online at Big Cartel. (See the link at the end of this post.)

Make sure when you check out that you use the “Notes to Seller” tab on the checkout page to tell me who you want the autograph made out to. Otherwise I’ll put a generic signature. If you’re giving it as a gift, make sure you tell me the person’s name. The “Notes to Seller” tab is at the end of the payment section – not where I’d have put it, but they didn’t ask me.

Big Cartel is at http://tinyurl.com/nu5ajsz

You also can find the book (not autographed) in both paper and ebook at Amazon and all the other usual places.


Chrissie Warren, a 13-year-old girl in colonial Virginia, is used to her sailor father’s coming and going. But after his latest voyage he doesn’t come back, and Chrissie realizes he’s been captured by pirates. Disguised as a boy, she signs onto a merchant ship and embarks on a dangerous mission to find and rescue him. On her journey, she discovers – herself.

Here’s what readers have said …

I´ve bought and read your latest book, “Chrissie Warren” … It set me off in another world. It felt like standing in Caribbean sands of my own once more, seeing Chrissie, her mates and the pirates right before my eyes, worried and laughed with them. And surely, that´s what a good book is for. Your story is a delight, to read it was a great pleasure.” – Willi Scheele, Germany

If you like reading adventure tales, wry humor, or just books, chart a swift course for Chrissie Warren: Pirate Hunter. … John Baur’s first stab at young-adult fiction features top-notch characterization, breathtaking battle scenes, and as much plot as your favorite Rafael Sabatini and Hunger Games novels — combined. What’s more, Baur layers in maritime verisimilitude as well as anyone since Patrick O’Brian. You will taste the salt air. You will feel the four-pound cannonballs whistling past. You will not be able to wait to set sail with Chrissie Warren and her crew again.” Keith Thomson, NY Times bestselling author of Once a Spy and Pirates of Pensacola

Chrissie Warren: Pirate Hunter is an action-packed and fast-paced swashbuckler that will keep young pirates and pirate apprentices, as well as older pirates, on the edges of their seats.
Cindy Vallar, Pirates & Privateers website (http://www.cindyvallar.com/Baur.html)

“Chrissie Warren – Pirate Hunter” is fabulous. For youth readers, but I enjoyed it tremendously! Check it out, won’t you? Wendy Wilson Billiot, author and educator

Could not put it down. Michelle Montanaro, Ratanne of Blackbeard’s Crew

This book hooked me when I read it and just pulled me along. Leslie Hogan

Just finished reading this book. It’s a great read for young and old! … Good job. John Baur! Looking forward to the sequel! David Garrett

If you like a good book I would like to recommend Chrissy Warren Pirate Hunter … Great reading all the way through. Sharon Denardo

This is a very compelling story, moving at a great pace. I hope there is a sequel in the works, because the story leaves you wanting more, in a good way. While I am technically not a young adult, I think they will enjoy this, too. D. Van Middlesworth

Just finished Chrissie Warren! Wow what a journey! I laughed, I cried, and I can’t say I could enjoy anything more. This has to be among the top in my favorite pirate books. I’m so glad this amazing piece of literature found its was onto my bookshelf! Janine Myers

“Chrissie Warren: Pirate Hunter,” is available online in trade paperback and ebook editions, all the popular formats at Amazon.com or Smashwords.com. Copies signed by the author can be purchased at Big Cartel.com.



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