Powerful women are always fascinating, but there is something especially intriguing about women in the ancient world who led their kingdoms and also led armies into battle. Both were extraordinarily difficult in eras where women generally had very little economic and social power, let alone political and military strength. With Elizabeth Warren--arguably the most qualified … [Read more...] about It’s Women’s History Month So Let’s Talk Kick-Butt Ancient Warrior Queens!
I missed the ceremony last month for the announcement of the 2016 "Books All Young Georgians Should Read," sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book, but I finally picked up the award yesterday. Isn't it beautiful? THOR SPEAKS! made the list and I couldn't be prouder. The wonderful thing about this award (aside from the obvious), is that it brings attention to books that … [Read more...] about The Gorgeous Award from the Georgia Center for the Book…Plus Friday Funnies!
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
I've always said that reading historical fiction is like having your very own personal time machine. It's the greatest of escapes. And summer is the best time to lose yourself in another world and time. A bunch of authors decided to make it easier for you to crank that time machine. You could win books and prizes from eighteen top authors of historical fiction today. Plus, you … [Read more...] about Win Historical Fiction Books and More!
Ever notice how wanting something very badly turns you into a child? No? Just me? Well, after watching this video of Ben Kane, Russell Whitfield, and Anthony Riches walk from Capua to Rome, kitted out as Roman soldiers, I find myself obsessed with trying to figure out how I could join them in future marches. My pinging thoughts: I could do it! I wouldn't have to wear the … [Read more...] about I Want to Do This! You In?