"So," Ade asks her dad, "You wouldn't happen to have any books on pirate ships, would you?" My dad is a Navy captain and obsessed with everything nautical. He can go on for hours about this stuff, and he will if you let him. And of course, his oldest daughter finds boats boring yet decides to write a pirate novel. So I'm gathering research materials and stuff before I write any more (so I don't have to go back and edit as much). I think pirates are interesting, but I need to learn about the ships too, even though it bores me. I'm a nut.