The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Ancient Rulers

February 8, 2012

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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Why there’s a Rape Scene in my Novel

February 2, 2012

 

The life of Cleopatra Selene is a story so unlikely that magic sometimes seems like the only explanation.

But that isn’t why I chose to include magical realism in my book. I included my heroine’s ability to commune with Continue reading

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Who Were Cleopatra’s Grandchildren?

January 19, 2012
I’ve spent the past few years writing about Cleopatra’s daughter–a fascinating young woman that most people don’t even know existed. Today I want to talk about the next generation, the children that the infamous Queen of the Nile may have Continue reading
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When the Isle of Samos was the Center of the World

January 5, 2012

If it’s good to be the king, it’s even better to be the emperor. At least in ancient Rome. Unless your guards are waiting for you with daggers, or an angry wife feeds you poisoned mushrooms, you get to be Continue reading

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Photos of Cleopatra Selene’s Lost World

November 15, 2011

The ancient kingdom of Mauretania, once ruled by Juba II and Cleopatra Selene, is lost to the sands of time. But there are the ruins. I’ve posted photos of the area near Selene’s capital city, Iol-Caesaria, modern-day Cherchell Algeria. Now, Continue reading

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