Tag: Eye of Isis

Why Cleopatra? [continuing…]

Death of an Eye, the first Eye of Isis novel, publishes in paperback on September 5. Click here to pre-order your copy now. Cleopatra was Macedonian Greek, a direct descendant of Ptolemy I, who plucked the plum of Alexandria and Egypt when the generals divvied up the empire after Alexander the Great’s death. Alexandria was…

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Why Cleopatra? [continued]

Death of an Eye, the first Eye of Isis novel, publishes in paperback on September 5.* Click here to pre-order your copy now. A friend who knows I am writing a series set in Cleopatra’s Alexandria was greatly exercised over some of Cleopatra’s decisions. “Why did she make Antony leave Octavia? It gave Octavian all…

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Why Cleopatra?

Death of an Eye, the first Eye of Isis novel, publishes in paperback on September 5. Click here to pre-order your copy now. All right, all you people who think I should only and ever write Kate Shugak novels*, here’s why I wrote this instead. The commonly accepted story arc for Cleopatra is: Caesar. Antony.…

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In Death of an Eye news…

…yesterday Barbara and I baked Egyptian Christmas cookies for my signing at the Poisoned Pen on Saturday. With limited success. These are the best of the ankh, the Eye of Horus, and the scarab. (I told Barbara some of the ankhs looked like Casper the Friendly Ghost. Upon reflection, I think I meant dementors.) I…

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Every writer’s rabbit hole.

Research, ah, research. If historical personages had not lived such fascinating lives and if writers did not write so fascinatingly about them, I would be far more productive. To wit, an illustration from What Life Was Like on the Banks of the Nile (Time-Life Books, 1996). I don’t know that I would have fit right…

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