A common problem with authors who write novels set in pre-history is trying to deal with the ‘elasticity’ of sources from civilisations without extant written records. My latest post on History Girls is about my elusive search for the Etruscan Dionysus, and reaching across the ether to historians to help me.
I love research! I was delighted that Mary Anne Yarde asked me to tell the story of how I reached across the internet to various historians for assistance – it ended in my characters voicing an audio-visual exhibition in a museum outside Rome where my saga was set! Read ‘Research and reaching across the ether’ here.
Absolutely delighted that Call to Juno has won a first place in the Ancient Fiction category in the Chanticleer Reviews Chaucer Award. Lovely that an Aussie can gain a prize over in America.
A new experience for me. I was interviewed on Youtube by the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts to talk about my journey, my books, and my advice to aspiring authors. I hope you enjoy it. Many thanks to Phil Jang for organising it.
It’s a trifecta! All three books in the Tales of Ancient Rome series are in audio format now that Lake Union has released Call to Juno as an audio book. It’s free with a trial of Audible or you can buy the CD or MP3 version. Many thanks again to talented narrator, Christina Traister who has brought my characters to… read more
Lake Union has released The Golden Dice as an audio book. It’s free with a trial of Audible or you can buy the CD or MP3 version. Many thanks to talented narrator, Christina Traister who has continued to bring my characters to life!
Lake Union has released The Wedding Shroud as an audio book. It’s free with a trial of Audible or you can buy the CD or MP3 version. Many thanks to talented narrator, Christina Traister. So delighted to finally hear my words spoken aloud for readers!
“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
“Set in the 4th century BCE, this gorgeously-written, masterful blend of fact and fiction exposes the raw passions, betrayals and victories of three strong women as they navigate politics and corruption in an ancient world at war.” Leona Rinaldi from Chanticleer Book Reviews has given The Golden Dice a stellar review in a follow up to the book’s success as… read more
“The history and culture of these ancient peoples are presented in exquisite detail, from the finer aspects of religious belief to politics, art, and the mechanisms of warfare.” Sarah Johnson from Reading the Past lit blog has given Call to Juno a terrific review. It’s wonderful that she has reviewed all three books in the saga as she has followed… read more