Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog. “Everyone” currently consists of a devoted fiance, a loving mother, and a few online friends, but I hope to find others soon. My name is Kate Quinn, and I’m the author of the forthcoming historical novel “Mistress of Rome.” My book is set to be published in April 2010, and I’m looking forward to connecting with all the readers of historical fiction out there. I’d always associated blogs with people who have violent opinions and no spelling ability, but to my considerable surprise, the web is full of the intelligent and the well read. Who knew?

“Ave Historia” is Latin for “Hail, history.” I love historical fiction. I read it, I write it, and now I blog about it. I hope you’ll enjoy my views, and I hope you’ll enjoy my book too once it comes out. I can’t promise to post every day, but I’ll write as often as I can: reviews of my favorite historical fiction books, updates on the latest trends in historical fiction, and the occasional rant about the Red Sox (I’m an incorrigible baseball fan). Enjoy.