In Ancient Rome banquets were held in tricliniums where philosophy, literature and art were discussed along with intrigue and scandal. On my blog you can enjoy interviews, reviews, guests posts from historical novelists and art. And also history – both trivia and the serious stuff! So come and join my banquet!
My guest today is Lisa Chaplin, author of The Tide Watchers. Lisa is a former nurse, wife and mother of three who has sold more than 1.6 million books worldwide with 20 published romance and historical fiction novels. The Tide Watchers was her first published historical fiction, published across the English-speaking world by HarperCollins. Her next historical fiction is … Read more
My guest today is fellow Romaphile, Alison Morton. A ‘Roman nut’ since age 11, Alison continues to be fascinated by that complex, power and value driven civilisation. Armed with a masters’ in history, six years’ military service and the love of a good thriller, she explores via her award winning Roma Nova adventure thrillers the ‘what if’ idea of a … Read more
Please welcome Stephanie Thornton as my guest today. She is a writer and history teacher who has been obsessed with infamous women from ancient history since she was twelve. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alaska, where she is at work on her next novel. I’m delighted she’s agreed to be interviewed given our shared love of ancient … Read more
My special guest today on Triclinium is E M Powell, author of the Fifth Knight medieval thriller series. Born and raised in the Republic of Ireland into the family of Michael Collins (the legendary revolutionary and founder of the Irish Free State), she now lives in northwest England with her husband, daughter and a Facebook-friendly dog. She is also a … Read more
In the lead up to Mardi Gras season, I welcome Harry Parsons to Triclinium, to tell us about the history of the Cajun Courir de Mardi Gras. Thanks for sharing your post with us, Harry.
Cajun Mardi Gras: Courir de Mardi Gras
When you think of Mardi Gras, what comes immediately to mind? If you’re like most people, you … Read more
It’s a trifecta! All three books in the Tales of Ancient Rome series are in audio format now that Lake Union has released Call to Juno as an audio book. It’s free with a trial of Audible or you can buy the CD or MP3 version. Many thanks again to talented narrator, Christina Traister who has brought my … Read more
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