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Book Cover Reveal – Results

Thank you all so much for participating and voting for your favourite cover Book Cover Reveal. It was a wonderful response and a big thank you to those who commented. I have a few ideas as per suggestions for my next story and book cover. Now for the results! 74% voted for… Book Cover 1 Look out for the…

Book Cover Reveal

My next short story The Curse of Troy: Helen’s Story will be launched on Thursday 10th January 2013. I have been working on a cover for the story for  about a month now and would like to share it with you. I quite like it. It has mystic and allure. But I am torn between…

What I Write

I want to take the opportunity to tell you about the type of stories I write. You may have already guessed from of the posts about great historic landmarks and some of you may have read in the About Me section. I’d like to explain more about the genre and why. The books and short stories I…

Mykenae, home of King Agamemnon

It has been a while since I written a post in relation to my story and we are drawing close to the end of the characters’ journey.  In a post back in August I believe, they left Epidauros and were heading to Delphi but are side-tracked by a wilful and impetuous princess who insists they visit the city…

Birth of the Helots

We follow my characters to Messene as they zigzag across the Peloponnese so they may reach Delphi. The city was founded in the 4th Century BC but before then, and according Pausanias, the region of Messenia had small settlements. ‘…I do not believe any city called Messene ever existed; I rest this opinion  largely on Homeric epic. …there is a…

Welcome to Nestor’s Place

‘…the Sun leapt up into the brazen firmament to bring light to the immortals and to mortal men on the fruitful earth. The travellers now came to Pylos, the stately citadel of Neleos….’ Homer The Odyssey, Book 2, 1-4 To continue with the journey… ancient greeksAncient Historyarchitectureartscreative storyGreek Mythologyhomer the iliadiliad and the odysseyinspirationlegendary talestravelvacationwriting

Life’s lessons

‘Even a fool learns something once it hits him.’ Homer, Iliad ancient greeksGreek Mythologyhomer iliadiliad and the odysseyinspirationlegendary taleslife-changingliteraturewilliam adolphe bouguereauwriting

A Greek Settlement in North Africa

Now, to get back to the story… my character managed to obtain passage on a merchant ship and convinces the captain to sail to Cyrene (Kyrene in Greek). He learnt this is where his fellow companions had been taken and held prisoner by the king. Cyrene (present day Shahhat) was founded in 630 BC by colonists…

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