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No one knows for sure who came up with the line freedom is never free, but it has certainly rung true through the ages.
There is often a price to be paid for pursuing — or achieving — one’s dream, but at what cost freedom?
Author A. C. Crispin tackles that question in her new novel, which looks at the price one particularly iconic pop culture character pays for his freedom.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom is the backstory of Capt. Jack Sparrow and details his early career prior to the events of the first movie — Curse of the Black Pearl.
Crispin, whose first name is Ann, is no stranger to crafting tie-in novels that relate the backstories of iconic characters. She wrote the Han Solo Trilogy of novels — The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit and Rebel Dawn — in the Star Wars expanded universe, as well as the Star Trek novel Sarek.
In fact, her backstories have proven so successful that it’s somewhat of a calling card for her now. Despite the constraints of dealing with established characters, she enjoys the challenge of coming up with interesting scenes that detail what happened in a character’s past to make their established film character’s attitudes or motivations understandable.
In today’s episode, you have heard Wayne and I break down her Han Solo Trilogy for the last three weeks, and today we tackle the author herself as A. C. Crispin drops by for a wonderful chat. We discuss everything from how she got into writing, her novels and her series, the seedy side of scammers in the publishing business, her new projects, the best places for crab, and so much more.
We have so much fun just talking with Ms. Crispin, and you will have fun listening to her.
You can find Ms. Crispin all across the Internet to get all of her latest news and projects.
Ms. Crispin’s personal website is www.accrispin.com
Ms. Crispin’s work with Writer Beware can be found at www.writerbeware.com
Ms. Crispin tweets on the twitter. You can follow her @anncrispin
Thanks for listening to our interview with A. C. Crispin.
Exploring the galaxy one page at a time, Jesse