AJ Chaudhury just posted his interview with me. I’m honored to be part of his youthful blogosphere, and hope that the tie-in brings some of that youthful enthusiasm to reading historical fiction.
In all three novels of my First Dynasty Series, I show how ancient Egyptians used various herbals for prevention of illness or to treat various illnesses. I just came across a wonderful blog post from the Manchester (England) Museum Herbarium that provides a round-up of various herbals in use at that time.
More good news for my readers! This week, from Monday, January 12 Pacific time through Wednesday, January 14, I will be promoting one of my works of general fiction on Amazon with a FREE promotion of The Underground. 2014 was a wonderful year as sales of my books have grown. I wanted to share that good fortune with my readers and to also bring some new ones into the fold.
I just finished reading “Death of a River Guide” by Richard Flanagan, a Tasmanian author. At the risk of sounding a bit like an overzealous missionary, I have to stay that I was stunned, absolutely bowled over by the prose and the inventive story arc. In short, “Death of a River Guide” is one of the best novels I have ever read, over a period of nearly sixty years of reading novels.
If you are interested in Ancient Egypt, you may want to check out the July/August, 2014 issue of Archaeology Magazine. “Egypt’s Forgotten Dynasty,” written by Mary Beth Griggs, describes recent digs at Abydos that have unearthed what some Egyptologists believe to be a short-lived dynasty that ruled between 1650 and 1600 B.C.