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!
Paulette Kennedy kindly interviewed me about A Tale of Ancient Rome series together with Treasured, my current work in progress. Many thanks, Paulette! You can read the author spotlight here. I also interviewed Paulette recently on her sources of inspiration for her debut novel, Parting the Veil, on Triclinium.
I’m so delighted to welcome fellow ancient world writer, Zenobia Neil, this month. Zenobia was born with a shock of red hair and named after an ancient warrior woman who fought against the Romans. In college, she studied Ancient Greece, Voodoo, and world mythology. She writes historical fantasy about the mythic past and Greek and Roman gods having too much… read more
My latest post on the History Girls: The Legend of Tarpeia – a Roman Morality Tale explores how the legends of Roman women in the Foundation stories of the city are morality tales depicting a women as either paragons of virtue or the epitome of disgrace. They are victims who become the catalysts for revolution but never lead rebellion. Read… read more
My guest this month is Paulette Kennedy, author of Parting the Veil, her debut novel. Originally from the Missouri Ozarks, Paulette now lives with her family and their menagerie of pets in a quiet suburb of Los Angeles. In her free time, she enjoys tending to her garden, knitting, and finding unique vintage treasures at thrift stores and flea markets…. read more
This month I was asked to provide a guest post on the Discover The Best Books site. This site has been set up to create an experience like wandering around your favorite bookstore with little notes from authors pointing out their favorite books. Each author nominates their topic which range from the specific to general. It’s worth taking a look…. read more
My guest this month is Elizabeth Blackwell. As the daughter of a U.S. diplomat, Elizabeth grew up in Washington, D.C., Africa, the Middle East and Italy. She studied history in college and later received a master’s degree in journalism. In her varied career, she has worked as a restaurant hostess, waitress, TV station receptionist, medical school secretary, magazine editor and… read more
- On Inspiration: Interview with Heather Webb
- On Inspiration: Interview with Jeanne Reames
- A lost civilization by Kate Johnson
- On Inspiration: Interview with Jodi Daynard
- Greek Courtesans – History Girls
- On Inspiration: Interview with Kelly Rimmer
- 2021 ARA Historical Novel Prize
- Inspiration comes in many flavours by MK Tod