From the Blog

Ancient Rome: A City of Firsts - Sun, 23 Aug 2015
I haven’t personally verified all the facts in this infographic, but it’s so amazing that I hope it’s all true. Ancient Rome: A City of Firsts [Infographic] | Daily Infographic.

America’s First Daughter Cover Reveal! - Fri, 14 Aug 2015
Tasty Book Tours is Pleased to Present… AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie Releasing March 1st, 2016 William Morrow Historical Fiction In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets [...]

Anniversary of Cleopatra’s Death - Wed, 12 Aug 2015
One of the most difficult choices I faced in writing LILY OF THE NILE: A Novel of Cleopatra’s Daughter, was in deciding how to portray the death of Cleopatra The Great. Though the exact cause of her death is in some dispute, I ultimately decided to go with the consensus of ancient sources: Serpenticide. It’s hard [...]

Women and the Revolutionary War | Museum of the American Revolution - Tue, 11 Aug 2015
This sticks out to me. Just imagine: “Abigail Adams was separated from her husband for all but about twelve months during the decade between 1774 and 1784.” This and more in this excellent article. Women and the War | Museum of the American Revolution.

My Radio Interview about Song of the Nile - Thu, 06 Aug 2015
Interview with Stephanie Dray by Total Education Network on Mixcloud

Stephanie Dray Does Not Write Romance, But… - Thu, 06 Aug 2015
Her alter-ego does, and she was invited to speak at Smith College on a panel about it, as well as historical fiction. I loved this interview with these brilliant women, which touch upon romance as a sub-genre of historical fiction, and my commentary on rotting shellfish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5TksiT0t1U&feature=share

Back by Popular Demand: Plot Your Book In A Month…with Scrivener - Mon, 03 Aug 2015
PLOT YOUR BOOK IN A MONTH WITH SCRIVENER Instructor: Stephanie Dray Dates: August 17, 2015 (four week class) Cost: $15 for YARWA members, $25 for non-members Register: http://yarwa.com/programs About the Course: Learn how to use cheap but powerful tools like Scrivener and Aeon Timeline to improve your writing, organize your plot, and take your career to [...]

A Day of Fire: Finalist for the HNS Indie Awards - Mon, 22 Jun 2015
I’ve been remiss in not mentioning this before now. However, with the Historical Novel Society Convention only days away, I wanted to review the many reasons that I’m excited to go. First and foremost amongst those reasons, of course, is the chance to meet with my tribe of historical-loving readers and writers. I’ve made so [...]