Guest Post: Early-Modern Crime (and Punishment) in “The Raven’s Seal” I’m back from New Zealand and–totally by coincidence–I’m hosting a New Zealand author. As readers of this blog know, I’m a Dickens fan. I can’t get enough of his quirky characters, … Continue reading

Guest Post: Enid Shomer on “The Twelve Rooms of the Nile” I just finished The Twelve Rooms of the Nile, a novel about the imagined meeting of Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert when they both traveled the fabled river–before they … Continue reading

  “The Seven Wonders” by Steven Saylor Gordianus the Finder is back in this prequel to Steven Saylor’s popular series of mysteries set in the Roman Republic of Cicero and Caesar. Gordianus is eighteen and embarks on the First Century … Continue reading

Guest Post: Glynis Ridley on “The Discovery of Jeanne Baret”   I’ve been in rewrite mode lately and ignoring my blog. But just in time for Women’s History Month, Glynis Ridley has kindly stepped in with a guest post talking … Continue reading

“Alexandria” by Lindsey Davis As anyone knows, who’s stopped by this blog, I’m a sucker for anything set in Alexandria, especially during the Roman period. I’ve studied the city for many years and it’s the setting for my first novel. … Continue reading

Author Interview: Melanie McDonald It’s been way too long since I posted an author interview on this blog, but finally found a great candidate.  Melanie McDonald just published an acclaimed new literary historical novel Eronemos about Emperor Hadrian’s doomed young … Continue reading