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The Holiday Historical Fiction Blowout!

I am very excited about this blog post as it’s all about historical fiction and just in time for Christmas. It’s not often I get to participate alongside notable and talented indie/traditional writers in the same genre. Yet like fingerprints, the stories told are unique and as varied as the many flavours of tea. There’s…

The Birth of a New Empire

The notion of royalty being a part of the armed forces is not a new one and goes back thousands of years. Princes William and Harry are fulfilling a long line of royalty commitment to defence. Throughout history, there are written accounts of members of the royal family from the king to the prince/s that…

Carthage

Carthage was the site of a powerful trading empire and rivalled Rome in supremacy until the 2nd Century BC. Established by the Phoenicians in the 9th century, and later became the main city after the fall of Tyre in the 6th century. Today, in Tunisia, the ruins of Carthage are protected by UNESCO and only…

My Akhilles Heel

So what is it about Greek Mythology and its enduring fascination for me? Well, there’s a number of integral reasons: alexander the greatancient greeksancient persiaancient romebooksGreek Mythologyiliad and the odysseyliteraturepoliticssocietytravelvacation

The age of darkness

‘A room without books is like a body without a soul’ Marcus Tullius Cicero Can you imagine the wealth of knowledge the Alexandria library once stored? All destroyed circa 415 AD. Works by Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides, the entire works of philosophers and scientists no long available because of the disparaging attitudes towards paganism and non-religious activities.  The shame of…

Consuming passion

My head space is so crammed with being in a creative world I forget about what needs to be done in the present. Like ringing to make appointments or changing an insurance policy, paying bills, updating budgets, the list goes on. I do have a diary. Probably should use it more often. In my defense, I…