Author Interview The Butcher’s Daughter

How long have you been writing?
I’ve enjoyed writing since grade school – a long time ago.

What was the most challenging part about writing THE BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER?

My first books were about a real life hero (a little known hero during the American Revolutionary War) named Luke Ryan who led Ben Franklin’s private navy. I wrote this story in the omnipresent voice with Ryan, of course, as the lead character. After I finished the books about Ryan, I wanted to do something a bit different. I thought it would be fun (and  challenging) to write about a female heroine and to tell her the story in the first person.
What do you enjoy the most about being an author?
I simply love to write. Should the book become a commercial success, I wouldn’t mind the notoriety or money.
Is this book part of a series?
Possibly, depending on the interest of The Butcher’s Daughter.
Do you have any works in progress?

About the Book

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00007]Title: The Butcher’s Daughter

Author: Mark M. McMillin

Genre: Historical Fiction

In an age ruled by iron men, in a world of new discovery and Spanish gold, a young Irishwoman named Mary rises from the ashes of her broken childhood with ships and men-at-arms under her command.  She and her loyal crew prowl the Caribbean and prosper in the New World for a time until the ugly past Mary has fled from in the old one finds her.

Across the great ocean to the east, war is coming. The King of Spain is assembling the most powerful armada the world has ever seen – an enormous beast – to invade England and depose the Protestant “heretic queen.” To have any chance against the wealth and might of Spain, England will need every warship, she will need every able captain. To this purpose, Queen Elizabeth spares Mary from the headman’s axe for past sins in exchange for her loyalty, her ships and men.

Based on true historical events, this is an epic story about war, adventure, love and betrayal. This is a timeless story about vengeance. This is a tale of heartbreak…

Author Bio

img-20110817-00084Mark is an attorney by day and an author by night. He has always had a passion for history and writing. The Butcher’s Daughter is his fourth book. Mark began his career with the military. He is a veteran of the “Cold War” and served with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany. Mark currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia and is the general counsel for an airline and freight forwarding company.



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