Interview by Scott Peters

I was recently interviewed by Scott Peters, the wonderful children and young adult book author. Peters specializes in mysteries that take place in Ancient Egypt.


The Historical Exodus

It is now time for Passover, one of the two most significant holy days of the Jewish calendar. During the first two nights of Passover, a special meal, known as a Seder, is held that celebrates the Jews’ release from bondage in Egypt. The long-standing question is, did the Exodus really happen?


Herbal Remedies in Ancient Egypt

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.


Unravel the Mystery of The Underground

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.


The First Pharaoh’s Free!

Great news! This week, December 28-30, I will be promoting my First Dynasty trilogy this week on Amazon with a FREE promotion of The First Pharaoh. That’s free, as in zip, zilch, nada, gornisht.


In Memory of Kent Haruf

The announcement came this afternoon and put a huge damper on my day. Kent Haruf, one of my favorite authors, is dead at the age of 71.


Death of a River Guide: A Review

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.


A Lost Dynasty in Egypt?

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.


An Interview With Author Ed Hill

I first met Ed Hill when he was lecturing onboard a cruise ship in Alaska, dressed in his Royal Canadian Mounted Police red dress uniform with the high polished brown boots, leather belt and dress hat. With his gray hair, trim build and ramrod straight posture, he struck an imposing figure.