Coming October 17, 2017 I am so excited to announce our latest H-Team collaboration: A SEA OF SORROW: A NOVEL OF ODYSSEUS. Six authors who love writing about the ancient world banded together once again to explore the hidden personalities and dynamics behind Homer's endlessly fascinating second epic. I've been blown away by the creativity of my fellow authors--David … [Read more...] about Odysseus Like You’ve Never Seen Him…Announcing a New Release
A SONG OF WAR is Out Now!
I am so proud to announce that A SONG OF WAR: A NOVEL OF TROY is out today. This is the third collaborative novel I've participated in and I couldn't be more thrilled about it. What is a collaborative novel? I like to describe it as a creative exercise where professional authors join together to intertwine multiple stories around a single subject. Think of Penelope at her … [Read more...] about A SONG OF WAR is Out Now!
New Book Cover for A SONG OF WAR!
The story that initially captured our imaginations about the ancient world gets a reboot in this collaboration novel, releasing October 18th. Helen, Paris, Achilles, Cassandra, Odysseus, Agamemnon, Aeneas and other famous names spring to life in fresh new ways. As always, I am so excited and honored to be a part of this collaboration novel with authors I deeply respect. Get … [Read more...] about New Book Cover for A SONG OF WAR!
Writing with Teens and A Slice of Heaven in Roanoke
Thanks to Angela Jordan and Michelle Hopf of Auburn University, I was invited to speak with teens participating in the university's week-long writing camp. Each student received a copy of Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii. I met with them for "Dinner and Conversation with the Author" It. Was. Awesome. The kids were all so bright, engaging, and motivated. Plus, they also got … [Read more...] about Writing with Teens and A Slice of Heaven in Roanoke
Fiction Set in Ancient Rome
Many of us came to a love of the classics after reading historical fiction set in the ancient world. Unfortunately, most modern publishers are seeking the next big dystopia like Hunger Games or fantasy like Harry Potter. That why I'm asking those who have read my book--Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii--and enjoyed it, to consider voting for it via this survey for the Teen … [Read more...] about Fiction Set in Ancient Rome