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Book Review: Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge
Cover of Child of the Morning as seen on Goodreads ( source ). Cover art by Leo and Diane Dillon. I finally got around to reading Pauline Gedge's 1977 novel Child of the Morning , which many people hold up as the gold standard of the Egyptian historical fic...
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Book Review: Daughter of the Gods by Stephanie Thornton
Cover of Daughter of the Gods as seen on Goodreads ( source ) Last month, I counted down the days until the release of Daughter of the Gods by Stephanie Thornton . It's about Hatshepsut, who defied centuries of convention to become female pharaoh of Egypt, ...
Cover of Daughter of the Gods as seen on Goodreads (source) Last month, I counted down the days until the release of Daughter of the Gods by Stephanie Thornton. It's about Hatshepsut, who defied centuries of convention to bec...
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Do You Need to Travel to Write Historical Fiction?
Lately some of the articles I've read suggest that historical novelists need to travel to the places they're writing about. While I think that traveling to your setting is definitely a plus, not all writers have the means to do so. And depending on what (an...
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A fascinating look at the daily schedule of a New Kingdom pharaoh!
A headrest from the tomb of Tutankhamun Sleep was a dangerous time to the ancient Egyptians. Asleep, you awoke in a liminal zone, a place where the living, the dead, and the gods could observe and sometimes interact with one ...
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What I'm Reading in 2014
I've already failed my writing resolution to blog every week. Oh well, at least it was in the pursuit of accomplishing another resolution, to finish my novel this year. I have 130 pages so far! I've also been making an effort to read more. I have a ton of u...
I've already failed my writing resolution to blog every week. Oh well, at least it was in the pursuit of accomplishing another resolution, to finish my novel this year. I have 130 pages so far! I've also been making an eff...
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My New Year's Writing Goals
What are your writing goals for 2014?
What are your writing goals for 2014?
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An Update
I haven't posted in a while because my life has been turned upside down the last couple of months--my husband got a new job, we moved to a different part of the country, found out I'm pregnant, and bought a house. Phew! Things have settled down now, and I'm...
I haven't posted in a while because my life has been turned upside down the last couple of months--my husband got a new job, we moved to a different part of the country, found out I'm pregnant, and bought a house. Phew! Thing...
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Don't you love it when you have an idea about where your plot is going to go and your characters are all, "LOL whatever!" Usually they know better than I do! #historicalfiction  #writing
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I'm learning more about Google+. Hopefully I'll have the hang of it soon!
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Warrior Woman: Artemisia of Caria
Movie poster featuring Eva Green as Artemisia ( source ) The movie 300: Rise of an Empire came out last week. It features one of my favorite "warrior women" of history, Artemisia I of Caria. But was the real Artemisia anything like her movie counterpart? In...
Movie poster featuring Eva Green as Artemisia (source) The movie 300: Rise of an Empire came out last week. It features one of my favorite "warrior women" of history, Artemisia I of Caria. But was the real Artemisia anything ...
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Warrior Woman: Queen Ahhotep of Egypt
Sarcophagus of Queen Ahhotep. Photo by Theodule Deveria. ( source ) I'm starting a new ongoing series about warrior women of history. Many ancient women were not content to sit at home and wait for wars to end. They became military leaders. Some even took p...
Sarcophagus of Queen Ahhotep. Photo by Theodule Deveria. (source) I'm starting a new ongoing series about warrior women of history. Many ancient women were not content to sit at home and wait for wars to end. They became mili...
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My Favorite Reads of 2013
I didn't do as much reading in 2013 as I should have. Nonetheless, here are my three favorite historical novels that I read last year. River God by Wilbur Smith. I didn't expect to like this novel as much as I did. In places it is very historically inaccura...
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The Daily Life of the Pharaoh
garryshawegypt.blogspot.com

A headrest from the tomb of Tutankhamun Sleep was a dangerous time to the ancient Egyptians. Asleep, you awoke in a liminal zone, a place wh

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pope Joan
www.newadvent.org

The fable about a female pope, who afterwards bore the name of Johanna (Joan), is first noticed in the middle of the thirteenth century

William Shunn : Manuscript Format : Short Story
www.shunn.net

The official site for Nebula Award nominated science fiction writer William Shunn. Contains stories, essays, games, and deconstructions of

Esther
www.historyandwomen.com

Here, Esther was a orphaned Jewish girl who was growing up in the care of her older cousin and guardian, Mordecai, who despite his Jewish fa

Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog: "The Rite Not to Be Roman"
insightscoop.typepad.com

Speaking of Eastern Catholics (a topic that pops up from time to time on this blog since I attend a Byzantine Catholic parish), an article I

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