Tag: Eye of Isis

Two weeks and counting…

Death of an Eye, the first Eye of Isis novel, publishes in paperback on September 5. Click here to pre-order your copy now. Excerpt from Death of an Eye: “I imagine you’ll find it a tad less amusing when we’re boarded by the Brundisi and sold into slavery on the return trip. Those of us…

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Six weeks and counting…

Death of an Eye, the first Eye of Isis novel, publishes in paperback on September 5. Click here to pre-order your copy now. I’ll make you love the scribe’s job more than you love your own mother. I’ll make its beauties obvious to you, for it is the greatest of all professions, and there is…

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Seven weeks and counting…

Death of an Eye, the first Eye of Isis novel, publishes in paperback on September 5. Click here to pre-order your copy now. They inherited equally and held property independently. Married women did not submit to their husbands’ control. They enjoyed the right to divorce and to be supported after a divorce. Until the time…

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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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