I was delighted to receive this lovely review of Call to Juno from Isobel Blackthorn, author of The Drago Tree. ‘It is refreshing to read of Roman times from a distinctly feminine perspective, one that captures the intimacy of motherhood and domesticity as much as it does the political horrors of war. Storrs maintains narrative control throughout, displaying that necessary… read more
My guest today is the wonderful Kate Quinn, a fellow Romaphile who has diverted from Rome to venture into the world of women spies in WW1. Kate is a native of southern California. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th… read more
My guest today is Crystal King who is a writer, culinary enthusiast, and social media expert. Her writing is fueled by a love of history and an obsession with the food, language, and culture of Italy. She has taught writing, creativity, and social media at Grub Street and several universities including Harvard Extension School and Boston University. Crystal received her… read more
Gillian Polack was kind enough to interview me on History Girls blog about my role as programme director for the Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference which is being held on 8-10 September 2017 in Melbourne. Over 60 speakers, 20 panels, 10 workshops and an academic programme. Not to mention a short story contest with a prize of $500!
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.
My guest today is Lisa Chaplin, author of The Tide Watchers. Lisa is a former nurse, wife and mother of three who has sold more than 1.6 million books worldwide with 20 published romance and historical fiction novels. The Tide Watchers was her first published historical fiction, published across the English-speaking world by HarperCollins. Her next historical fiction is Incomparable… read more
My guest today is fellow Romaphile, Alison Morton. A ‘Roman nut’ since age 11, Alison continues to be fascinated by that complex, power and value driven civilisation. Armed with a masters’ in history, six years’ military service and the love of a good thriller, she explores via her award winning Roma Nova adventure thrillers the ‘what if’ idea of a… read more
Please welcome Stephanie Thornton as my guest today. She is a writer and history teacher who has been obsessed with infamous women from ancient history since she was twelve. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alaska, where she is at work on her next novel. I’m delighted she’s agreed to be interviewed given our shared love of ancient… read more
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My special guest today on Triclinium is E M Powell, author of the Fifth Knight medieval thriller series. Born and raised in the Republic of Ireland into the family of Michael Collins (the legendary revolutionary and founder of the Irish Free State), she now lives in northwest England with her husband, daughter and a Facebook-friendly dog. She is also a… read more