New Adventure Tale About White Slave Turned Pirate Captain Is Based On Author's Ancestors

Historical author Juliet Haines Moffard releases a new book about the real-life historical figure, Daniel Greaves.
Captain Redlegs Greaves: A Pirate by Mistake (Out now)
Captain Redlegs Greaves: A Pirate by Mistake (Out now)
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BATH, Maine - June 12, 2019 - PRLog -- Juliet Mofford, author of several other historical novels, has published a new novel titled Captain Redlegs Greaves: A Pirate by Mistake (Trade Paper, $16.99; eBook, $6.99). The story is based on the life of an actual 17th century pirate and the ancestor of the author's husband. Mofford details his role in British history and the various Caribbean settings through painstaking research. She writes a compelling story of this brave teenager who fled his miserable life of slavery to find freedom and adventure on the high seas.

Mofford's story will resonate with both adult and young adult audiences. Readers drawn to historical novels can be reassured that the novel is drawn from historical records, and young adults will identify with the fascinating protagonist and his struggles. The book also speaks to the many West Indian immigrants and tourists who currently reside in England, Canada, and the U.S. Mofford fleshes out this elusive figure in history to present readers a complex tale of romance, adventure, and survival.

Juliet Mofford lives in mid-coast Maine where she currently works as a full-time author and historical researcher. Mofford was the museum educator and director of research at Museums of Old York, Maine and the Andover Historical Society and served as Director of Cultural Affairs for the Lowell National Historic Preservation Association. She was the New England Representative on American Association of Museums' educational board, a Peer Grant Reviewer for the Massachusetts Cultural Council and director of Teacher Training workshops on the Salem Witch Trials and Slavery & Abolitionism.

Juliet has 17 books in print and her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and elsewhere. I Shall Use My Freedom Well, Mofford's narrative biography of fugitive slave Josiah Henson (1789-1883), and her historical novel, Abigail Accused: A Story of the Salem Witch Hunt were published by Touch Point Press in 2017. For additional information, contact or order the book at


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For more information about Captain Redlegs Greaves or to schedule an interview with the author, contact Ashley Carlson (Deputy Publisher, Media Liaison) at 662-595-4162 or

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