Spring 2014

Wild Rover No MoreWild Rover No More

Number Twelve in the Bloody Jack Series!

Available November of this year!

Keep up to date with the L.A. Meyer/Facebook page.

Fall 2013

The eleventh book in the Bloody Jack Adventure Series is now out! Boston Jacky,  being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber,  Taking Care of Business.        The eleventh book in the Bloody Jack Adventure Series is now out!

"Boston Jacky,

being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Taking Care of Business."

We now have a Facebook page under L.A. Meyer, and a twitter account at twitter.com/bostonjacky. Please come visit.

Winter 2012

The new cover of the next book is out!

"Viva Jacquelina!"

Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away
Publication Date October, 2012





The song list for the Mark of the Golden Dragon Songs is now posted on the Songs Sung thread

Fall 2011

The Mark of the Golden Dragon

Now available!

See Ship’s Store

Spring 2011

Great new T-Shirt design! Check it out on the Ship’s Store.

The cover for the new book, number 9 in the series, pub date Sept. 2011, The Mark of the Golden Dragon, being and Account of the Further Travels of Jacky Faber, Jewel of the East, Vexation of the West, and Pearl of the South China Sea is now out: Pretty cool, hey?

Also check out the new Facebook entries for L.A. Meyer at http://www.facebook.com/pages/LA-Meyer/128462140559986 and Annetje L. Meyer at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1339178917

Fall 2010

The Wake of the Lorelei Lee
Being and Account of The Further Adventures Of Jacky Faber, On Her Way to Botany Bay

Now available at your local bookstore and at our own dear Ship’s Store!

We here at Faber Shipping have been sent a copy of an actual screenplay of Bloody Jack from Atypical Productions and and are much encouraged. We shall see...

Check out the new Songs Sung item!
A complete list of the songs sung by Jacky and her mates in the books on the Background Page, with links to modern performers doing their best on the old tunes. Check it out! Lot’s of good stuff!

February 23, 2010

Check out a lively disussion between L.A. Meyer and Katy Kellgren...


February 22, 2010

In The Belly of the Bloodhound Wins 2010 Odyssey Honor Award

Katy Kellgren and Listen&Live audio won an Odyssey Honor Award for the audio recording of In the Belly of the Bloodhound.

See all the awards in that regard here

November 17, 2009

Lots of new stuff...

Rapture of the Deep is out and doing well and the second draft of The Wake of the Lorelei Lee is on our editor's desk, so all looks well in that way.

Listen&Live Audio has published all of the books up to Bonny Light Horseman, all narrated by the incomparable Katy Kellgren, and they are due to start production on Rapture in January.

July 22, 2009

The cover for Rapture of the Deep is out and it's (finally) up here on the site. Check it out!

April 4, 2009

The Cover of 'Rapture of the Deep' is now up on Amazon and lookin'good. Will post a picture when we get a good copy.

ASR Productions (AnnaSophia Robb's crew) have re-upped for another option on the film rights to our girl. Best of luck...

Check out the new entry on the Out Take Section - 'Did Jacky and Jaimy Meet as Kids?'


CURSE OF THE BLUE TATTOO, the audio version read by Katherine Kellgren and produced/ published by Listen&Live,  was a big winner at the 14th Annual Audie Awards held at the New York Historical Society on May 29th.

CURSE OF THE BLUE TATTOO won in three categories: best solo female narrator,  distinguished achievement in production, and best book for teens.

Previous awards for CURSE OF THE BLUE TATTOO include an Odyssey Honor Award, ALA's notable Children's Recordings List, Booklist's editor's Choice, Earphone Award from audiophile magazine, YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults List, as well as Starred Reviews in both School library Journal and Booklist.

Heartfelt congratulations go out to Katherine Kellgren, narrator; Alisa Weberman and Al Martino of LISTEN & LIVE, and Charles de Montebello, in charge of production.

April 6, 2006

Jacky's got a new email address. It's This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The old address will only work for a few more weeks.

May 1, 2006

A contract was signed in May granting an option on the movie rights to Bloody Jack for one year, renewable, to two production companies, Atypical Productions and ASR Productions. They're the people who put together Because of Winn Dixie and Bridge to Terabithia. (ASR stands for AnnaSophia Robb, who has expressed interest in playing Jacky.) This does not mean that a movie is going to be made, it only means that these companies have exclusive rights to the book while they try to raise the money to actually do the film, and they're not having much luck - shooting historical novels at sea costs a lot of money, and Hollywood doesn't like to do movies with female leads, hard as that is to believe.

October 1, 2006:

The fourth book in the series, In the Belly of the Bloodhound, was officially published today. Early reviews are excellent.

October 26, 2006

Just received word that Jacky is going on audio! A contract is being drawn up with Listen & Live productions to produce tapes, disks, and digital downloads of Bloody Jack. Harcourt says that Listen & Live is a very good company, so we are very pleased. The audio will be out in the Spring. Jacky on iPod, imagine that...

March 7, 2007

Have found that the audio book of Bloody Jack has been completed - The narrator is Katherine Kellgren. Her bio:

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her recent work includes everything from the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie, to appearances on Comedy Central. She has recorded numerous plays and dramatizations of novels for the radio, including winners of the Audiofile Earphones Award and the Peabody Award. She is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
She's plainly British, so that'll help.

Have gotten the rough pages of Mississippi Jack and are going through them to check for last minute changes and errors. The Advanced Reading Copy is next. The thing is totaling out at 616 pages which is something of a surprise, considering we had turned in a manuscripts of 522 pages. But that oughta keep some of you off the streets for a while, anyway.

Saw the initial sketches by Cliff Neilsen for the cover, and they look great.

The first draft of the sixth book in the series is on our editor's desk - working title:

In Love and War
being the Further Adventures of
Jacky Faber,
Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Beau Sabreur

Of course we know that title will be changed (There was a movie of that title that came out in '96), but it'll work for now.

April 24, 2007

Hey, big news - Bloody Jack is being translated into French - The Old Guy is delighted, considering the fact that he got C's and D's in French in high school and college. He loves the irony.

May 30, 2007

The Audio book of Bloody Jack is now available and it is a really wonderful.

Have found out that Jacky is being translated into Indonesian. How wild is that?

The sixth book in the series is done and at the publisher. Projected publication date is Sept 1, 2008. The working title is now:

My Bonny Light Horseman
Being the Further Adventures of
Jacky Faber
Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Beau Sabreur

July 12, 2007

Just got a starred review of the audio of BJ from Publishers Weekly. Here it is:


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