Jess the Pirate

Jess is one character who is actually based on someone I know. The real Jess is a friend of mine who is in the Royal New Zealand Navy, so a pirate character for her is perfect! She’s intellligent, pretty (like Jess the pirate) and has just the right amount of attitude… I’m not sure if she has obsession with cupcakes, though.

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Jess the pirate definitely has an obsession with cupcakes. So much so, that in the third book (which I’m drafting now) she and Simon travel the world to find exotic new recipes so they can open their very own bakery!

8 Responses to “Jess the Pirate

  • She sounds like a brilliant pirate! Lovely to meet via the A to Z Challenge and it is always good to get to know new children’s authors 🙂 Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

    • zeesouthcombe@gmail.com
      3 years ago

      She is lovely! We don’t see her much in book 2, but she comes back in all her pirate-and-cupcake glory in book 3 😉

  • Cool to have a character that you know. She’s a cupcake loving navy pirate.

    • zeesouthcombe@gmail.com
      3 years ago

      It is 🙂 Even though she’s changed a lot, she’s still got a lot of the ‘real Jess’ in her.

  • A pirate obsessed with cupcakes sounds so cool. I like your sketch of Jess too. Happy writing!

    • zeesouthcombe@gmail.com
      3 years ago

      She was really fun to write! Her fellow pirate friend, Simon Peabody, is inspired by chocolate mudcake (his grandmother’s chocolate mudcake, to be precise).

  • How fun to create a character based on someone you know. She must be thrilled.

    • zeesouthcombe@gmail.com
      3 years ago

      Ha, yes she is! Her partner is pretty chuffed too (and slightly jealous that he didn’t get a character named after him… oops!).

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment 🙂

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