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

Behind THE ORACLE cover: the priestess

June 20, 2015

Tags: priestess, Delphi, The Oracle, Sarah Weston, Phoebe, ancient Greece

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 (more…)

Behind THE ORACLE cover: smoke in the temple

June 16, 2015

Tags: Delphi, ancient Greece, sanctuary of Apollo, the oracle, d.j. niko, sarah weston

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 (more…)

Behind THE ORACLE cover: Know Thyself

June 15, 2015

Tags: The Oracle, D.J. Niko, Sarah Weston, Delphi, archeological thriller, ancient Greece, know thyself, sanctuary of Apollo

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 (more…)

The Oracle cover reveal

June 14, 2015

Tags: The Oracle, D.J. Niko, Sarah Weston, Delphi, archeological thriller, ancient Greece

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 (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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