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

Sharpe's Hornblower

March 24, 2010

Tags: Sharpe, Hornblower, Napoleonic Wars, C.S. Forester, Bernard Cornwell

First of all, an apology: I haven’t been blogging for the past few weeks (er, months) because I’ve been busy blogging for other people. I’ve been working on ten – ten! – different guest blog posts for various blogs of historical fiction. It’s thrilling to be asked, and when the time comes I shall post links to all of them, but I do have to admit my own blog has suffered. So, a post that doesn’t have anything to do with ancient Rome or my book Mistress of Rome which is due out in a few weeks and about which I cannot think without hyperventilating. (more…)

Historical Hunks

October 24, 2009

Tags: Aragorn, Lord of the Rings, Robert the Bruce, Nigel Tranter, Ralf Isambard, Edith Pargeter, Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind, Mr. Rochester, Jane Eyre, Derfel Cadarn, Bernard Cornwell, Xavier March, Fatherland, Sam Damon, Anton Myrer, Emperor Claudius, I Claudius, Arius, Mistress of Rome

Greetings all, and thanks for putting up with a month’s absence as I went on my honeymoon. In keeping with the theme of honeymoon bliss, this week’s blog post will center around favorite heroes of romantic fiction: the men I fell in love with on the page long before I ever met my husband. (more…)