I was delighted to be interviewed on the Historical Novel Society Australasia blog. I can’t wait until the HNSA 2017 Conference on 8-10 September. Read about a few of my favourite things here.
I’m delighted to welcome M.K. (Mary) Tod to my blog again to talk about the inspiration and some background research for her fifth novel, The Admiral’s Wife. In addition to writing fiction, Mary runs the award-winning blog A Writer of History. She can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads or on her website www.mktod.com. You can find all Mary’s books on her Amazon page…. read more
My guest this month is Maureen Morrissey. Maureen is a writer, retired educator, wife/mother/grandmother/ daughter/auntie/dog mommy, avid reader, photographer, traveler, blogger, and most recently, half-marathon runner. In her spare time, she volunteers at animal shelters and investigates the quality of rooftop bars in New York City, her hometown. Oh, and she loves concerts, museums and Broadway shows, too. Maureen began… read more
My guest this month is acclaimed number 1 bestselling author, Fiona Valpy, whose books have been translated into more than twenty-five different languages worldwide. She draws inspiration from the stories of strong women, especially during the years of World War II. Her meticulous historical research enriches her writing with an evocative sense of time and place. She spent seven years… read more
My guest this month is Kathryn Gauci, a critically acclaimed international, historical fiction author who produces strong, colourful, characters and riveting storylines. She is the recipient of numerous major international awards for her works of historical fiction. Kathryn was born in Leicestershire, England, and studied textile design at Loughborough College of Art and later at Kidderminster College of Art and… read more
My guest this month is Eliza Graham, author of nine books including The One I Was, The Truth in Our Lies and The Lines We Leave Behind. Eliza’s novels have been long-listed for the UK’s Richard & Judy Summer Book Club in the UK, and short-listed for World Book Day’s ‘Hidden Gem’ competition. She has also been nominated for the… read more
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