Excerpt from Lily of the Nile: Selene Delivers a Basket #sixsunday

May 20, 2012

As part of my continued participation in the weekly Six Sentence Sunday exercise with other authors, here’s another snippet from my debut novel LILY OF THE NILE: A NOVEL OF CLEOPATRA’S DAUGHTER:

The Roman guard actually put his unclean Continue reading

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Why Do You Hate Ancient Romans So Much? (And Other Frequently Asked Questions)

February 23, 2012

A few years ago, I was enraptured by the life story of a nine year old Egyptian princess who was taken prisoner by the Romans, dragged through the streets in chains, and yet went on to be the most powerful Continue reading

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The Ancient Magic of Henna Tattoos

February 16, 2012

Cleopatra Selene, was the Queen of Mauretania and she ruled over the ancient Berbers, the descendants of whom still live in North Africa. For my first novel, Lily of the Nile, I researched the magic of ancient Egypt because Continue reading

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Ancient Rulers

February 8, 2012
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Ancient Rulers

In researching my novels, I’ve had the opportunity to study the leadership styles of some of the most famous ancient rulers, both Roman and otherwise. As a result, I’ve compiled this list of tips and tricks for our next evil Continue reading

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Keeping it in the (Ptolemaic) Family

January 12, 2012

There are a whole slew of fantastically good reasons why incest is illegal and taboo, including the lasting psychological damage it does, and the dysfunctional family dynamics it creates. That said, there’s a good chance that the Ptolemaic Dynasty would Continue reading

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