"Blackbeard's treasure intrigued me because of his unique history in the Southeast.” McGukin said. “Plus, no one has ever found his stash.” The fictional Cowbell Island in the book was inspired by McGukin's love for the area. A research trip along Georgia's coast ended when McGukin turned east from Midway and looked out across St. Catherine's Sound. “It just seemed to be the perfect place for the story to unfold. I could easily imagine this mysterious island with exquisite architecture tucked away along the Georgia coastline."
The novel, which exposes the immense treasury of 18th century pirate, Edward “Blackbeard”
David McGukin's experiences as an architectural and interior designer, as well as a classically trained opera singer have only added to his unique style of visual and dramatic storytelling. “I've written most of my life, just never shared it with anyone.” McGukin said. “Of all the twists and turns I've taken professionally, writing Trove has captured my interest more than any other, and has been the most fun I've ever had.”
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