On January 20, A Tall Ship, a Star, and Plunder was released by Dark Oak Press. This pirate anthology, featuring poems and stories from twenty-four contributors and edited by Robert Krog, depicts buccaneers from earliest times to the future. My story, "Ghost of a Chance," involves Heck, a 19th century first mate, stolen into piracy as a child and yearning for a family while serving under a cruel captain. After a female captive plunges to her death rather than submit to the crew, Heck discovers an ominous ghost ship is tailing his vessel. Will it become his downfall or salvation?