“Call to Juno is a book for long, delicious savoring.” Judith Starkston, author of Hand of Fire. Many thanks to Judith for this wonderful review. As she is a fellow lover of the ancient world, I’m delighted that she enjoyed the book. Read Judith’s full review here. Read more reviews of Call to Juno here.
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.
Alison Morton has tagged me in this blog hop where I’ll answer questions about my main character in the Tales of Ancient Rome series. Alison writes a series of alternative history “what if” thrillers set in Roma Nova, a survival of the Roman Republic which is located in Central Europe and which by the 21st Century women have not just… read more
There is a tale told by Herodatus, the famous Greek historian, about a wily prince called Tyrrhenus who saved his people by encouraging gambling. The story goes like this. Once in the land of Lydia there came a time when the harvest could no longer fill the bellies of all. So the king cast half his subjects, led by his… read more
Two lovers blamed for starting a war. Three women who must survive a siege. There would be few people who haven’t heard of the famous siege of Troy. The tales of the heroics of Achilles, Hector, Agamemnon and Menelaus have been handed down for thousands of years. So too the infamy of the lovers, Helen and Paris, who sparked the… read more
Over the last couple of years, many of you have been kind enough to express an interest as to when the sequel to The Wedding Shroud will be available. I’m now happy to announce that I plan to release The Golden Dice on 3 July. It’s been a roller coaster for me during this time as the contract with my… read more
Remember the insane Bertha Rochester setting fire to Thornhill? Or the murdered Rebecca de Winter trapped in an underwater grave? For those of us who have read Jane Eyre or Rebecca, these personalities are as memorable as the male and female protagonists of those novels. And yet the reader mainly learns about them through the eyes or memories of other… read more
Loretta Proctor, author of The Long Shadow, Middle Watch and The Crimson Bed has tagged me in The Next Big Thing, an author’s blog hop. Loretta was born in Cairo, Egypt to an English father and Greek mother. She won prizes in the 1970’s for essays and plays, wrote specialized articles, studied psychology and worked as a counselor. Now retired… 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
‘There was drama to his ministry. When he marked the sacred boundaries with his lituus, carried the patera of water around the altar, she could almost see the lines that divided holy from profane appear.’ The Wedding Shroud To me a violent storm instils fascination and fear. Science tells me what causes it but tell that to my dog who… read more