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 very special guest today (and fellow History Girl) is Lesley Downer who has had a love affair with Japan ever since she first went there 40 years ago. In her books she tries to take readers to this fascinating, rather mysterious place and to open up aspects of its culture and history that people often miss. Her non-fiction book,… read more
A nice surprise for me! I was contacted by Wiki.Ezvid to say they have featured Call to Juno as one of 12 Dashing Historical Romances with Old World Charm. Delighted to be included among other novels with stories spanning Regency England to Etruria and Rome. You can learn more about Wiki.Ezvid here.
My guest today is fellow ancient history lover and author, Amalia Carosella. She is the author of Bronze Age Greek and Viking Age historical fiction, including Tamer of Horses, Helen of Sparta, and Daughter of a Thousand Years. As Amalia Dillin she also writes mythic fantasy and time-hop fantasy romance, including the ongoing Orc Saga and the completed Fate of… read more
Many thanks to Women Writers, Women’s Books for inviting me to write a guest post on Inspiration and Obsession for the blog. Inspiration ignites the spark to imagine a novel; obsession fans the flames to fuel the journey to complete it.
My guest today is JL Oakley who writes award-winning historical fiction that spans the mid-19th century to WW II. Her characters, who come from all walks of life, stand up for something in their own time and place. Her writing has been recognized with the 2013 Chanticleer Grand Prize, the 2014 First Place Chaucer Award, 2015 WILLA Silver Award and… read more
My recent post on The History Girls deals with Ancient ‘Girl Power’ that dates back millenia. Compare the influence and eminence of Etruscan women to their Roman and Greek sisters.
- Why the History comes before the Mystery by M. Louisa Locke
- The History Girls: Labyrinths and initiations
- History Girls: The Elusive Search for Dionysus
- A Research Odyssey by Lin Sten
- On Inspiration: Interview with Leah Kaminsky
- A Sweet and Bitter Time by GS Johnston
- History Girls: The Secret Garden: Contraceptives in the Ancient World
- Who were the Visigoths? by Charlotte Jardine