Meet My Main Character- G. Julius Agricola


Author Helen Hollick has passed the baton to me for a series of posts by historical authors in which we introduce our main character of our work in progress or soon to be published novel. So I would like to introduce you to my main character… Gnaeus Julius Agricola Tribune  Laticlavius to the concul Suetonius […]

Twas the Night before…. and who should appear but…


Something shot through the small window and hit the sleeping girl, waking her with a start. On the meager blanket lay a bag that had burst open and spilled coins over her arms–more than enough for the dowry that would allow her to marry the young man she adored. “Mama! Look!  I can marry now!” […]

Joy to the World


  Tis the season to be jolly and decorate with evergreen, candles, and flowers. A time to invite friends over and give gifts. Eat together, laugh and enjoy life. Yes. This sounds like Christmas time. However, that was a how Romans celebrated Saturnalia. They loved to party–any excuse would do. They loved to decorate their […]

Chowing down at Christmas


If people love one thing best, it’s gotta be eating. Well, we’ve been doing it for quite some time. And I have to say, we’ve gotten pretty darn good at it.  I think you would agree that throughout history, mankind has enjoyed getting together and eating, laughing and celebrating about anything with food. Maybe because […]

Jingle Bells Mistletoe and Magic


Don’t  miss this event. It’s shopping in the warmth of your home. No ice, No cold. A cup of coffee/tea at your side you get to meet and read about some fantastic books.   Enjoy Welcome! Use the following to navigate throughout the fair… Merry Christmas!!! Be sure to check out the Giveaways and Bargain […]

12 days of Christmas


One of the things I love about history and research is that I come across the craziest things about stuff. I’m the independent sort that enjoys a new point of view on things. If it’s more than I ever thought, even better. Like Humpty Dumpty. I rattled this  little ditty off many time as a […]

Herculaneum’s ‘Real’ Threatened Loyalties

Balbus's house front
Messalina's house just above it left
Alexius's house to the right next to Messalina's house

Today’s politics are no match to Rome’s politics in ancient Herculaneum… as Alexius discovers all too well and almost too late. Then Vulcan’s wrath erupts and everything changes. This  is where my book Threatened Loyalties happened. . August AD 79 the once thought as a mountain, Vesuvius did erupt and bury this magnificent city with […]