One of my favorite holidays is Mardi Gras. Or as other parts of the world call it, Carnival or in Italy- Carnevale! I enjoy participating in all of the various festivities the holiday brings. It has also been a research topic for me as an undergraduate and graduate student. The holiday most likely got its start in Antiquity. Carnevale developed from the Greek and … Read More Carnevale! History & Horsemen Edition.
Wait! What?! This statement made by a reviewer took me aback. I write historical fantasy, time travel, romance, and historical fiction. Academically and professionally, I am a public historian and cultural heritage consultant. Had I botched incorporating aspects of history and heritage that badly? Perplexed, the first things I asked myself after hearing this remark were: Did I fail to world-build properly? Did I … Read More “I don’t see any history or heritage in your books.”
Summer 2015 will be an exciting one! I find myself fortunate enough to experience a second extended trip abroad. This time I am spending a few weeks in the UK to learn some English, Welsh, and Scottish history. I even have a planned stop in Jersey. For those of you that are scratching your head reading Jersey, it is an island in the English … Read More Summer 2015 Venturing in the United Kingdom