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
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.
My guest today is Eva Stachniak author of The Winter Palace, her novel of Catherine the Great which was an international bestseller, and has been included in The Washington Post 2012 list of most notable fiction. Empress of the Night, her second Catherine the Great novel, has just been published in Canada and the US. Itis also available in the… read more
My guest today is Gillian Bagwell whose richly detailed historical novels bring to vivid life England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her latest book, Venus in Winter, is based on the first forty years of the life of the formidable four-times widowed dynast Bess of Hardwick who survived the turbulent reigns of five Tudor monarchs to become one of… read more
My guest today is Sherry Jones, an American journalist and the internationally best selling author of the controversial The Jewel of Medina and other historical fiction novels about women’s power. She is also a speaker on issues including women’s rights, free speech, and Islamophobia. Her novels explore the obstacles women have long faced in reaching their highest potential in a… read more
My guest today is Jesse Blackadder who is fascinated by landscapes, adventurous women and very cold places. Her novel The Raven’s Heart won the Varuna HarperCollins Manuscript Development Award and was published in Australia in 2011 and in the UK, USA and Canada in 2012. Chasing the light: A novel of Antarctica,which she wrote as part of a Doctor of… read more
Suzanne Adair, author of Camp Follower has featured my guest post on her Relevant History blog: The Realm of the Dead: Afterlife in the Ancient World