One of the main themes of my book is the exploration of the lives of women in the classical period of C5th and 4th BCE through the characters of a Roman girl, Greek slave, Cretan courtesan and Etruscan matron. So what was the status and role of these women in classical times? In both Greece and Rome they were chattels… read more
Sarah Johnson of Reading The Past has added my guest post about Ursula Le Guin to her blog. Read more
Congratulations to Elysium – winner of The Wedding Shroud giveaway on Fly High blog. Read more
JruisDiction magazine has featured The Wedding Shroud. Read more
Old fashioned courtesy can go a long way. And so, too, can snail mail. When I requested Ursula Le Guin to endorse my novel I used both. Last year my first novel, The Wedding Shroud, was published in Australia (and has now been released as an e-book world wide). The book is set in C5th BCE at a time when… read more
As well as the ability to interpret the future from lightning bolts, the Etruscans also observed the flight of birds for the purposes of divination. The process of interpreting the patterns of flight was known as taking the auspices (literally ‘looking at birds’). As was the case with understanding lightning portents, the sector of the sky where a bird flew… read more
The Wedding Shroud has been listed as a ‘New & Notable’ on Apple iBookstore!
The Wedding Shroud is now available world wide as an e-book on Amazon, iBookstore, Kobo and Bookish.
Maria Grazia Spila from Fly High blog has reviewed The Wedding Shroud. 5 Stars on Goodreads. Read more
The ancient world has always held a fascination for me. It must be in my genes because one of my fondest memories is that of my father telling me stories about the Greek gods. As a kid, I also found a book in our house that had been handed down from generation to generation within my family entitled The Myths… read more