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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

Inspiration Or Compulsion?

May 21, 2010

Tags: writing, authors

My father was a jazz musician. When he wasn’t actively occupied by something else – eating dinner, mowing the lawn, reading out loud to me as a little girl – he wandered into his studio and started tinkering away on the piano or the saxophone. It was like a computer going to screen-saver if unused – music was his default mode. (more…)