Award-winning author of historical fiction and a secondary teacher, Luciana Cavallaro, likes to meander between contemporary life to the realms of mythology and history. She has spent many lessons promoting literature and the merits of ancient history.
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Goals update for January

So how did I go for the month of January? Some hits and a few misses. Early days, but I need to reset and focus if I am to publish two books this year. I have put my game face on, and I determined to see my goals through.

#IWSG Have I made friends through the blogosphere?

I’ve just joined Alex J. Cavanaugh’s The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. (Click on the link to learn more.) The goal of the support group is to share doubts and concerns, and reassure other writers who have struggled by offering assistance and guidance. The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day…

2021 Goals

I won’t be reflecting on the year that was 2020, too much happened, instead I am looking ahead to what I can do, and learn to accept what I cannot control. This is going to be difficult to overcome, not that I am a control freak, I just like to know how to handle situations.…

A belated Christmas cheer

Happy belated Christmas to you all. It didn’t quite go as planned, we had unpleasant news in the lead up to Christmas, but life is like that. The aim now is to look ahead and move forward. We did have a lot to be grateful for after receiving positive news on Christmas Eve, and we…

Still around

It has been a while since my last blog post, September to be exact. I can’t actually believe it’s been that long. It was not my intent to be away for so many months, the hiatus came about from focussing on my writing. This is where a lot of my time has gone into, that…

To the victor go the spoils

‘Well behaved women rarely make history.’ Eleanor Roosevelt Imagine yourself sitting in a magnificent citadel and outside you can hear the roar of men as they charge at each other. The ringing of swords as the warriors’ clash. The thunder of hooves as horse drawn chariots race across the plains of Troy. The whistling of…

It was a Heraklean feat

Herakles was a flawed character and it began with his birth, or rather when Zeus impersonated Amphitryon, who happened to betrothed to Herakles’ mother, Alcmene. Zeus, ever with the wandering eye, happen to see Alcmene and was instantly smitten and wanted her. While Amphitryon was away on a mission, being a prince and a warrior,…