In the lead up to Mardi Gras season, I welcome Harry Parsons to Triclinium, to tell us about the history of the Cajun Courir de Mardi Gras. Thanks for sharing your post with us, Harry. Cajun Mardi Gras: Courir de Mardi Gras When you think of Mardi Gras, what comes immediately to mind? If you’re like most people, you instantly… read more
“Call to Juno is an impeccably researched, page-turner that richly imagines the ancient world, weaving the actions of the gods and the multiple viewpoints of its characters into a seamless narrative.” Elizabeth Jane Corbett has kindly given Call to Juno a wonderful review. It’s especially important to me because she reviewed The Wedding Shroud for the Historical Novels Review back… read more
My guest today on Triclinium is MK Tod, Canadian author of the newly released Time and Regret. Mary began writing while living as an expat in Hong Kong. What started as an interest in her grandparents’ lives turned into a full-time occupation writing historical fiction. Her novel Unravelled was awarded Indie Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society. In addition… read more
I was delighted to provide an article for HISTORIA, the magazine of the Historical Writers’ Association, about Roman She Wolves, Night Moths and Tomb Whores. You can read the article here. Many thanks to Katherine Clements!
The smallest detail can lead to the deepest research. Deciding how to clothe my character, Pinna, as a Roman concubine proved to be more involved than I anticipated. Read about my research into the dress of Roman whores, matrons and concubines on Helen Hollick’s blog, Let’s Talk of Many Things. Read here. You can read my interview with Helen on… read more
Evocatio: How to Woo A Goddess – my guest post on HFeBooks blog. Many thanks to M Louisa Locke for inviting me to participate. Read my guest post here. Take a look at some wonderful HFeBooks books here.
Priestesses, divination and the role of women in the ancient past – all topics I explore in my guest post on Patricia Bracewell’s blog. Many thanks Pat! Read can the post here. You can read Pat’s interview with me on her sources of inspiration on Triclinium here.
The Tales of Ancient Rome Saga – a labour of love Call to Juno has finally been released! The launch of the third book in the Tales of Ancient Rome Saga marks a labour of love that started over fifteen years ago when I conceived the idea of a love story between the Roman treaty bride, Caecilia, to an enemy… read more
In the lead up to the release of Call to Juno on 19 April, Tony Riches has been kind enough to feature a guest post from me on The Writing Desk about the Tales of Ancient Rome saga. Many thanks, Tony! Read the interview here.
This weekend Lucy Bertoldi from HF Book Muse is hosting a giveaway of The Golden Dice. Here’s my guest post on Figure it out – Red and Black in Ancient Pottery. Visit the site and enter the draw! Read more