Q&A with Andrea Torrey Balsara Author of Greenbeard the Pirate Pig

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Greenbeard the Pirate Pig
by Andrea Torrey Balsara
Genre: Children’s Adventure
Ages 1-7
20 Pages


Review coming soon!

With his ratty first mate, Snug Rumkin, Greenbeard sets sail on THE GOLDEN LETTUCE, determined to become a proper pirate! — Greenbeard the Pirate Pig by @torreybalsara 3/7

Q&A with Andrea Torrey Balsara

What inspired you to write this book?

I write for all ages, but Greenbeard the Pirate Pig is a picture book for children. I got the idea from my guinea pigs, Piggy and Petunia. Piggy was a gentleman and adored Petunia. Petunia, on the other paw, was a bit of a terror. When I would show up with lettuce, Petunia would hip-check the long-suffering Piggy out of the way and rip the lettuce from my hands, gulping it down so quickly her beard would drip with green juice. I started calling her “Greenbeard” after “Blackbeard” the pirate…

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