In Ancient Rome banquets were held in a triclinium 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! And if you subscribe to my Monthly Inspiration and Giveaway newsletter, you’ll have the chance to win giveaways each month. So come and join my banquet!
My guest this month is Heather Webb, the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of seven historical novels. In 2015, Rodin’s Lover was a Goodread’s Top Pick, and in 2018, Last Christmas in Paris won the Women’s Fiction Writers Association STAR Award. Meet Me in Monaco, was selected as a finalist for the 2020 Goldsboro RNA award in the UK, as well as the 2019 Digital… read more
My guest today is Jeanne Reames who is a fellow Etruscophile and lover of the ancient world, Macedonia. In short, she’s a mother, writer, Homer fangirl and Alexander the Great geek. Jeanne is also a history professor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where she teaches Greek, Macedonian, and Ancient Near Eastern classes, and directs their Ancient Mediterranean Studies Program. She… read more
I’m always delighted to connect with other Ancient World authors, especially fellow Romaphiles. My trilogy deals with Rome’s war with the mysterious Etruscans but there was another famous civilization which fought the Romans in early Republican times. Kate Q. Johnson joins me today with a post on the famous struggle between Rome and Carthage. Kate is a writer, scientist and… read more
My guest today is Jodi Daynard, author of The Midwife’s Revolt, Our Own Country, A More Perfect Union, and A Transcontinental Affair. Recently, Lake Union Publishers awarded The Midwife’s Revolt a “Golden Quill” for selling more than 250,000 copies. Ms. Daynard has also published many short stories and essays in prominent literary magazines. She has been a keynote speaker, alongside… read more
My latest post on The History Girls explores the world of the Greek courtesan including one of history’s most famous – Aspasia, companion to Pericles.
My guest this month is Kelly Rimmer, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and worldwide bestselling author of contemporary and historical fiction, including The Secret Daughter and The Things We Cannot Say. Kelly lives in rural Australia with her family and a whole menagerie of badly behaved animals. Her novels have been translated into more than two… read more
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