As a “pirate author,” Andrea Jones breaks the rules, and her stories leave readers rethinking convention. “Hook & Jill” is a serious parody of the Peter Pan story, for adult readers. Jones questions the fairy-tale premise of J.M. Barrie’s classic: is it truly desirable to remain a child, or is it a greater adventure, after all, to grow up? Jones graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied Oral Interpretation of Literature, with a Literature minor. Her earlier career was in television production, working in PBS, CBS, and corporate studios. Jones is now known around the world as “Capitana Red-Hand” of Under the Black Flag, a web-based pirate brotherhood. Five books are charted for the “Hook & Jill” Saga, of which three have been released to date, winning 22 literary awards.