Selected Works

Historical Fiction
Six authors bring to life overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains and heroes who cross each others' path during Pompeii's fiery end.
Caught in the deadly world of the Renaissance's most notorious family, three outsiders must decide if they will flee the dangerous dream of power.
The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web.
The lives of an ambitious soldier, a patrician heiress and a future emperor fatefully intersect.
The Year of Four Emperors - and four very different women struggling to survive
A brilliant and paranoid Emperor, a wary and passionate slave girl who will survive?

Ave Historia: An irreverent look at historical fiction today: books trends, historical tidbits, and random tangents

Review: Spartacus Blood & Sand

April 30, 2010

Tags: Spartacus Blood & Sand, Starz, Mistress of Rome, gladiators, john hannah, lucy lawless, Kirk Douglas

Given that I just released a book about ancient Rome (buy here if you haven't already!), I consider it my duty as an author to keep current in my field. This essentially means putting my feet up with a glass of wine to watch any movie or TV show set in ancient Rome, and calling it research. Given that this blog covers all things historical fiction, I decided to start posting reviews on historical fiction in film as well. What to start with? (more…)

Author Interviews

April 11, 2010

Tags: Author interviews, Muse In The Fog, Burton Review, Feathered Quill Book Reviews

This month I've been interviewed by several historical fiction bloggers to talk about my new book, "Mistress of Rome." Marie from "The Burton Review," Ellen from "Feathered Quill Book Reviews," and Svea at "Muse In The Fog" asked some great questions about historical research, ancient Rome, why character A was such a bitch and why character B was hearing voices (among other questions). Click the links below to read!

Marie, Svea, Ellen, thanks for having me over to your blogs for an interview!

The Burton Review

Feathered Quill Book Reviews

Muse In The Fog

Guest Blogs

April 5, 2010

Tags: Guest blogs, Dear Author, Hist-Fic Chick, Passages to the Past, Booking Mama, Enchanted By Josephine, Historically Obsessed, Peeking Between The Pages, Historical Tapestry, Tanzanite's Shelf and Stuff, first sale, women in ancient Rome, first century Rome, historical research, historical fashions, book clubs, opera

This month as "Mistress of Rome" is released, I am abandoning my own blog and writing guest posts for others! First up are my contributions to "Dear Author," to Allie's blog "Hist-Fic Chick," Amy's blog "Passages To The Past," Kailana's blog "Historical Tapestry," Daphne's blog "Tanzanite's Shelf and Stuff," Darlene's blog "Peeking Between The Pages," Lizzie's blog "Historically Obsessed," Julie P's blog "Booking Mama," and Ms. Lucy's blog "Enchanted By Josephine." Click below to read my guest blogs: one a feature on book clubs and another on historical research; one a post on fun historical fashions and one on my progression as a writer through some very bad early work, one explaining my fascination with ancient Rome and another explaining my fascination with psychotic emperors; one discussing the state of women in ancient Rome and one linking my two passions of history and opera. Allie, Amy, Kailana, Daphne, Darlene, Lizzy, Julie, Ms. Lucy, and the ladies of "Dear Author" - thanks for having me!

Dear Author

Hist-Fic Chick

Passages To The Past

Historical Tapestry

Tanzanite's Shelf and Stuff

Peeking Between The Pages

Historically Obsessed

Booking Mama

Enchanted By Josephine