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!
Absolutely delighted that Call to Juno has won a first place in the Ancient Fiction category in the Chanticleer Reviews Chaucer Award. Lovely that an Aussie can gain a prize over in America.
My guest today is a fellow Antipodean from across ‘The Ditch’ (ie the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand.) It’s wonderful to see how Soraya M. Lane has succeeded in reaching an international audience as the author of historical and contemporary women’s fiction. Her novel Wives of War was an Amazon #1 bestseller. Soraya graduated with a law degree… read more
Today I welcome Joy Jordan-Lake to Triclinium. She is a very accomplished lady! Joy is the author of the bestselling novel A Tangled Mercy, a dual timeline story set in 1822 and 2015 Charleston, South Carolina, and six other books, including Blue Hole Back Home, winner of the 2009 Christy Award for Best First Novel. Chosen by both Amarillo College… read more
I’m delighted to welcome Lisa J. Yarde to Triclinium today. Lisa writes fiction inspired by the Middle Ages in Europe. She is the author of eight historical novels, including the six-part Sultana series set in Moorish Spain, where rivalries and ambitions threaten the fragile bonds between members of the last Muslim dynasty to rule in Europe. She serves as the… read more
A new experience for me. I was interviewed on Youtube by the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts to talk about my journey, my books, and my advice to aspiring authors. I hope you enjoy it. Many thanks to Phil Jang for organising it.
How do historical novelists research their stories? This is a common question asked of me. I thought I’d take the opportunity to explore this question with Dusk Peterson who runs Historicalfic: Historical Research for Fiction Writers. Over to Dusk…. When I started a Twitter account to accompany my historical research services for fiction writers, I was curious how my fellow… read more
- On Inspiration: Interview with Ella Carey
- How Art can Inspire Historical Fiction
- On Inspiration: Interview with Isolde Martyn
- Call to Juno shortlisted for the Chaucer Awards
- Keynote Speech and ‘The Telling Detail’ Workshop
- On Inspiration: Interview with Elizabeth Jane Corbett
- On Inspiration: Interview with Carol McGrath
- On Inspiration: Interview with Kate Forsyth