Author has written 6 stories for Historical.
Just a bit obsessed with Gaius Julius Caesar and all things Roman. You might have guessed that already!
My stories often start with a single scene and then take on a life of their own, so I don't always know where the plot is headed!
I do try to reciprocate if you leave a review.
A brief reading guide:
The Die Comes to Rest - This was the first story I ever finished and it was written quite a long time ago. The reference in the title is to Caesar allegedly saying 'alea iacta est' (the die is cast/let the dice fly high) as he crossed the Rubicon, i.e. this is the final outcome of his actions. It's a bit fact-heavy, but I still maintain that my Tiro is a lot more interesting than Robert Harris's. So there. :D
The Secret of Freedom - This one really did start with the first scene and then took on a life of its own. I really enjoyed researching the tribes living around Porto in this period and spent a lot of time on Google Maps getting the route that the characters take sorted out. It was uploaded initially as a rough draft and then thoroughly rewritten. I'm quite fond of it.
The Historical Hit Squad - Again, this started with the first chapter being a complete flight of fancy. It was great being less constrained by a particular period in this one and having to be really creative in thinking about how the historical characters would react to being taken completely out of context. This one seemed to be quite popular with readers - I might write a sequel at some point...
The Charioteer - Caesar would love sports cars. That's where this one came from. There's a lot of the expeditions to Britain that the man himself doesn't tell us about, so I helped to fill in some gaps.
Mors in Nilo - Current story. I decided to make the chapters shorter in this one, so c.2000-3000 words rather than 5000. Faberius has been the focus so far more than he ever has before. Alfius was briefly in The Secret of Freedom. It started off as a scene between Caesar and Cleopatra, but ended up becoming a murder mystery. Whether this cruise up the Nile ever really happened is debatable, but hey.
Munda - Just something that came to me fully-formed while driving home.