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!
Let’s welcome Imogen Clark who writes fiction set in the 1970s and 80s about the secrets that hide at the heart of the families she creates. Her first book Postcards From a Stranger was independently published last summer. However, it was quickly spotted by Lake Union and she was then offered a three book publishing deal. Postcards From a Stranger… read more
My guest today is David Johnson who has developed a reputation as a writer of “books with heart.” His novels feature strong, unforgettable characters from humble backgrounds who have to grapple with the unexpected turns of everyday life. He is the author of the riveting “Tucker” series, one of the best-selling series on Amazon. The series has collected over 5,000… read more
My lovely guest today is Camille Di Maio is the bestselling author of The Memory of Us, Before the Rain Falls, and The Way of Beauty, and she is part of the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll. She has been married for twenty years and has four children. She’s lived in four states, and held careers in political campaigning… read more
I love research! I was delighted that Mary Anne Yarde asked me to tell the story of how I reached across the internet to various historians for assistance – it ended in my characters voicing an audio-visual exhibition in a museum outside Rome where my saga was set! Read ‘Research and reaching across the ether’ here.
My guest today is Carol M. Cram. She is the author of three works of historical literary fiction. Her first novel, The Towers of Tuscany (Lake Union Publishing, 2014) and her second novel, A Woman of Note (Lake Union Publishing, 2015) were both designated Editors’ Choice by the Historical Novel Society in the UK, and both won First in Category… read more
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.
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