Today is the official release day for Warrior Queens: True Stories of Six Ancient Rebels Who Slayed History. I am still amazed by the beautiful cover and illustrations by outstanding artist, Bill Mayer. Seriously, check out his site because his work is consistently stunning. The joy of working on a book like Warrior Queens was not just diving deep into the stories of … [Read more...] about Happy Book Birthday, Queens!
The H-Team announces a new collaborative release--the story of the Odyssey told from the point of view of the witches, monsters, lovers, and enemies Odysseus left behind during his ten year journey back to Ithaca from the battlefields of Troy. I am so proud to have been a member of this team--A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus is an amazing book. With collaborative … [Read more...] about A SEA OF SORROW is Out Today!
So thrilled and excited to learn that Hades Speaks: A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead made the the Young Adult Library Association's (YALSA) 2016 Quick Pick List for Reluctant Young Adult Readers in the nonfiction category. The list honors books the committee thinks teens "will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, … [Read more...] about HADES a YALSA Quick Pick!
Boudica, the ancient British queen who led a rebellion that almost stopped Rome in its tracks, lives in the pages of A Year of Ravens as seen through the eyes of her daughters, her warriors, her enemies and her priests. I am so excited and honored to be a part of this fascinating project, along with authors Ruth Downie, Stephanie Dray, Eliza Knight, Kate Quinn, SJA Turney, and … [Read more...] about It’s Here! A YEAR OF RAVENS: A NOVEL OF BOUDICA’S REBELLION
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