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Lisa Jensen

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I might have been a pirate in a previous life, or else I watched too many old Errol Flynn movies on TV in my formative years.

My historical/fantasy "Alias Hook," presents the flip side of the Neverland from the caustic perspective of its prisoner, Captain Hook. It will be published by Thomas Dunne Books in July, 2014. Read more about "Alias Hook" on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alias-...

My historical pirate novel, "The Witch From the Sea," published in 2001, is the first book in a planned trilogy.

In real life, I'm a film critic for an alternative weekly in Santa Cruz, CA, a position I've held since dinosaurs roamed the earth. I also reviewed books for the San Francisco Chronicle for 13 years, where my specialty was (surprise
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Lisa Jensen In my "day job" as a film critic a few years ago, I was reviewing a new live-action "Peter Pan" movie, and I was suddenly struck by the pathos of the…moreIn my "day job" as a film critic a few years ago, I was reviewing a new live-action "Peter Pan" movie, and I was suddenly struck by the pathos of the Captain Hook character, a grown man stranded in a world of eternal childhood. I wondered what his life had been like before the Neverland, and what he had ever done to deserve such a fate, playing villain to a pack of bratty little boys. I found him a very witty and sympathetic character as he told me his story, and I decided I had to give him one last chance to get out of the Neverland! Which is what "Alias Hook" is all about.(less)
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Alias Hook
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 876 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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Hey readers, I just discovered this thoroughly ebullient review of Alias Hook on You Tube! It was posted on December 15 by the reviewer calling herself MagicOfBooks, who says she "freakin' loves" the book!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS394...

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"For anyone who is looking for a new spin on an old classic, this book is worth a read. And if you ever felt a soft spot for old, curmudgeon-y Captain Hook, then this book is definitely for you. Retelling the story of Peter Pan from Hook's perspect..." Read more of this review »
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"I received a copy of this book for free from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Also posted on my blog, Rinn Reads.

Forget what you know about Neverland, and what you know about the story of Peter Pan.

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" Ha-ha, good call, Becca! In my alternate life as a movie critic, writing a review of "Peter Pan," I wrote of Jason Isaacs' Hook that he "invites us to ...more"
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" Thank you so much, Kelly! I'm so pleased that you liked it! "
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" Me too, Leslee. That's why I wrote my first (female) pirate novel! "
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“Children must find not only their happiest fantasies, but their most violent and terrible nightmares. They must face their demons and laugh at them. That is the key to growing up.”
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“Kindness freely offered that asks for no reward, love that values another above yourself, the wisdom to live without fear. That is the best of life”
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“They've been through every kind of hell together. What else do you suppose love is?”
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“When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more, nor less.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
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“They've been through every kind of hell together. What else do you suppose love is?”
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