Ave Historia: An irreverent look at historical fiction today: books trends, historical tidbits, and random tangents
April 30, 2010
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…)
April 11, 2010
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
April 5, 2010
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!
Passages To The Past
Tanzanite's Shelf and Stuff
Peeking Between The Pages
Enchanted By Josephine