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ODE TO THE PAST (with the occasional nod to the present)

A Sneak Preview of THE ORACLE



The video trailer for The Oracle is now up on YouTube! Enjoy ... and if you are in a sharing mood, feel free to tell the world about it! :)
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The Review That Matters

As we gear up for the release of THE ORACLE on November 10, reviews are beginning to trickle in. There is this one from Booklist:

"There’s a good, solid story here, but the real attraction is the author’s development of the relationship between Sarah and Daniel. ... [The] story arc involving the series’ two  Read More 
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Why the Ancient World Matters

People often ask me why I choose to write about the characters, places, and legends of antiquity. Wouldn’t it be easier to research more recent history, which is far better documented, they ask. Well, of course it would be … but it wouldn’t be as much fun, at least not for me. (Doing  Read More 
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Wisdom of the Ancients

One of the most fascinating parts of researching ancient themes for my novels is immersing myself in the wisdom of the generations that came before us.

From the Egyptians of antiquity to the biblical cast of characters, lives were far less complicated in the ancient world. There were no cars, no air travel, no  Read More 
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Cook like the ancients

Some people jog. Some do yoga. Others tend to their gardens.

I cook.

Cooking is my zen moment, the meditation that clears the cobwebs. There's something about the scent of garlic in hot oil, or the rhythmic chopping of celery, or the soft pops as a tomato sauce bubbles that puts me in the  Read More 
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Behind THE ORACLE cover: the priestess

This is just my opinion, but the most haunting element of THE ORACLE cover is the pair of hands reaching through the smoke. It conveys both desperation and hope, themes that are prevalent throughout this novel.

The hands belong to the oracle of Delphi--the priestess who was conscripted to Apollo's service and acted as  Read More 
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Behind THE ORACLE cover: smoke in the temple

The sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi has been decimated for centuries, today appearing as a ruin on the slopes of Mount Parnassus (see right). The history of this sacred temple is a long and bloody one, and its ultimate demise is captured on the cover of THE ORACLE.

In addition to the modern-day thriller  Read More 
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Behind THE ORACLE cover: Know Thyself

A lot of thought (and many drafts) goes into a cover design. THE ORACLE cover, designed by super-talented graphic designer Arturo Delgado, is a perfect example of what I mean. In the next few blog posts, I will dissect the various elements of the cover.

Let's start--where else?--at the top. The pediment crowning  Read More 
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The Oracle cover reveal

Tomorrow marks the official reveal of THE ORACLE cover. I am so thrilled to present this book, the third in the Sarah Weston Chronicles series.

It's taken me more than a year to write but a lifetime's worth of research. As you know, I was born and raised in Greece, so my native country's  Read More 
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Apollo's Oracle

In honor of the upcoming release of The Oracle (November 2015), I'd like to share a few tidbits from my research. In Greek antiquity, the Delphic oracle was manifested in a woman from the mountain town of Delphi who  Read More 
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