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

Sandstorm

March 21, 2012

Tags: The Tenth Saint, desert, nomads, sandstorm

Daphne in full desert attire...
The desert is unpredictable, capricious and often tempestuous. Just when you think it is a barren, inhospitable place, it unexpectedly gives. But it can just as swiftly take away.

The always-changing nature of the desert--its impermanence--has long been a source of fascination for me. I've spent time in deserts from the Namib to the (more…)

Lalibela

March 4, 2012

Tags: Lalibela, rock churches, Ethiopia, The Tenth Saint, Aksum, the second Jerusalem, Knights Templar

The church of Beta Giorgis in Lalibela
When I first arrived in Lalibela, I had the overwhelming feeling that I was in the presence of something extraordinary. The small town is situated about 7,500 feet above sea level in the mountains of northern Ethiopia. It's remote, and not easily reached, for a reason: it is a holy place that is accessible only (more…)

Selected Works

Historical Fiction
A story of passion and betrayal, faith and sacrifice, and the fall of an empire.
Thrillers
Sarah Weston uncovers a long-lost Greek artifact--and a plot to build the ultimate terrorist weapon.
Sarah Weston races to uncover an ancient message with explosive implications for modern Israel.
The first in a series of archaeological thrillers featuring gritty aristocrat Sarah Weston.

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