The Cuenca International Writers Conference May 28-June1, 2018 This year’s conference promises to be even bigger and better. I plan to be there. Join us for an exciting week of learning, sharing, networking, and exploring in one of the loveliest cities imaginable!
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Numerius Meridus Pulcher and the Case of the Syrian Slaves and Slippery Slopes
Made my last edits and have sent off copies to some readers. I am also making a couple of paper copies for the final “eyeballing” of various persons. What a relief!
I am into the final editing of my second book in the Numerius Meridius Pulcher series, Numerius Meridius Pulcher and the Case of the Syrian Slaves and Slippery Slopes.
I really do hate editing! Punctuation I hate most! All those commas, semi-colons…and I use a lot of them in the Numerius stories…a style choice. Much easier with the New Orleans series, shorter sentences, shorter chapters. Could I write the same way for the Numerius Series? Certainly, but then it wouldn’t be Numerius. So I muddle on.
I have loved Historicals since reading The Calico Captive (Elizabeth George Speare) in the third grade. What was your first?
I love sinking into a past world lovingly created around a good story…the ancient world, Rennaisance, Elizabethan, Victorian, Edwardian…all can take me into hours of otherworldly delight.
Old favorites: Mary Renault, Georgette Hyer, Robert Graves, Marguertie Youcenar, Lawrence Schoonover
New favorites: Stephen Saylor, Charles Finch, Robert Harris, Lindsey Davis
My biggest surprise: Norman Mailer’s Ancient Evenings. Not a fan of the man or his work, but I fell in love with this book.
Historicals are magical transport into the past.
What are your favorites? Why do you read Historicals?
The Sarpa salpa fish causes hallucinations when ingested. It was sometimes used as a drug in Ancient Rome.