Claiming to still have Cayman salt running through his blood US author Jack Scott will be reading from his Cayman based novel at a local book store next week. Cayman Cross is a seafaring adventure based on a true story of misfortune on the Caribbean Sea and the fate of the survivors who landed in Grand Cayman. The first born American son in a long line of Caymanians dating back several centuries, Scott is the son of a sea captain who says his youth was steeped in old seafaring stories and legends. In this historical novel Scott tells the tale of the Cuban trading Schooner Juana Mercedes which in 1922 embarked on a journey that led her into a web of treachery, piracy and multiple murders off the Cayman Islands coast.
“As a young man, I went to sea myself, but my father pushed and inspired me to take up a career in law,” he said. “A number of years ago, while reading a Cayman Islands history book, I happened upon just a few lines about “the last piracy” in the Cayman Islands. Right then I knew I had to research the incident and write about it—the story was just that captivating. With countless hours of research and a fair dash of imagination, the Cayman Cross piracy turned into a historical novel and became a personal contribution to my Caymanian heritage.”
Scott will launch the novel at Books & Books in Camana Bay Tuesday, 15 November at 7pm. This free event will include an author presentation and audience discussion followed by a book signing.
For the original report go to http://www.caymannewsservice.com/local-news/2011/11/06/author-reveal-tales-treachery-cayman%E2%80%99s-seas