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
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 latest post on The History Girls explores the world of the Greek courtesan including one of history’s most famous – Aspasia, companion to Pericles.
My recent post on the History Girls blog features the story behind a lost Etruscan tomb and a Scottish Jacobite artist, James Byres in The Lost Tomb: Etruscan a la Baroque.
My recent post on the History Girls explores the power of sound and light when interpreting portents from lightning bolts in Son et Lumiere – Ancient Portents. The Etruscans were expert. Read more
What to wear? An age old question. In my post on the History Girls, I examine The Quandary of What to Wear when it comes to clothing a prostitute, concubine and noblewoman. Read more
My guest today is award-winning author Judith Starkston, a classicist who feeds her obsession with the Bronze Age world of the Greeks and Hittites by writing historical fiction and fantasy. Her first novel, set in the Trojan War and told from the perspective of the captive woman Briseis, is titled Hand of Fire. She has just released the second book… read more
A nice surprise for me! I was contacted by Wiki.Ezvid to say they have featured Call to Juno as one of 12 Dashing Historical Romances with Old World Charm. Delighted to be included among other novels with stories spanning Regency England to Etruria and Rome. You can learn more about Wiki.Ezvid here.
Many thanks to Women Writers, Women’s Books for inviting me to write a guest post on Inspiration and Obsession for the blog. Inspiration ignites the spark to imagine a novel; obsession fans the flames to fuel the journey to complete it.
My recent post on The History Girls deals with Ancient ‘Girl Power’ that dates back millenia. Compare the influence and eminence of Etruscan women to their Roman and Greek sisters. Read more…