The release of this novel snuck right past us during Thanksgiving Week, but A Song of War: A Novel of Troy is finally out! Like our other collaborative novel, A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii, we joined with authors who love ancient history and wrote the novel together, each of us taking a specific character from the Homeric epic and weaving them in and out of each other's … [Read more...] about Re-Issue of Song of War Out Now!
At first I was beguiled by the sweet intensity and realness of the girl in this image from The Met Collection . Then I saw the artist's title for the photograph: CIRCE. I immediately went into mama-lionness mode: This is a CHILD! Why would the photographer name her after the wily, sexual witch who turned men into pigs and kept Odysseus in her bed?! Sexualizing … [Read more...] about Wait, This is a CHILD, not Circe!