It kind of snuck up on me but Thor Speaks! comes out in a week! It's gotten a thumbs up from PW and Kirkus and I'll be introducing it at the Decatur Book Festival on Sunday, September 6th, on the children's stage. In the meantime, I thought I might revive Friday Funnies in honor of the big lug. Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Friday Funnies Returns–In Honor of THOR!
Reviews & Press
At long last, this riveting story about the final days of Pompeii is available in e-book and print! “This truly is the finest book I have read this year, an emotional roller-coaster that educates while it entertains. Its impact will stay with me for quite some time.” ~Parmenion Books “Despite knowing what happens in Pompeii and to the majority of its citizens, A Day of … [Read more...] about A Day of Fire–Now Out!
Several weeks ago, thanks to VaniaStoyanova, I caught a sneak preview of Pompeii, which opens in theaters, February 21. Interestingly, the experience of attending the early screening was almost more entertaining than the film itself. In the lobby, we were directed to a table manned by several tough-guys dressed in black suits. It looked like a convention of mobsters. No … [Read more...] about My Review of Pompeii
It's always a thrill when something I've submitted to the Huffington Post actually gets posted because there's never a guarantee, even if they've approved your stuff before. My piece on ancient connections to modern workouts--"No Really, Crossfit Helped Me Understand Achilles"--was initially delayed because HuffPo insisted I supply citation for my claims about ancient … [Read more...] about The Visuals I Wish HuffPo had Used with my Post
When my novel about Cleopatra Selene's early/teen life came out, readers often asked me if I was writing a sequel. My answer was always an unequivocal, "Nope." But they wanted to know what happened to Selene after she set off to marry the King of Mauretania! Why wouldn't I continue her story? My answer was always a bit … [Read more...] about Dray’s Excellent Daughter of the Nile Releases Today!