Thanks for the messages of support, appreciate it. I just wanted to give people the sense of what a brilliant thing the Pirates are - the support, advice, piss-taking etc...I got a lot from being a shipmate and I wanted to show that. I've made some fantastic friends ( as I'm sure most people that jump on board have ) and if my books attracted people to a) join the pirates or b) do a triathlon then that in my mind was a good thing.
People are entitled to think what they want about me or my books, that's fine.
I'd love to read your book Monique, please get round to finishing it sometime