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 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.
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
- On Inspiration: Interview with Lisa J Yarde
- My first Youtube video interview!
- How Do Historical Novelists Research their Stories?
- 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