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

A Sneak Preview of THE ORACLE

September 11, 2015

Tags: The Oracle, D.J. Niko, Sarah Weston, trailer, video, Delphi, ancient Greece



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! :)

The Review That Matters

September 9, 2015

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

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 (more…)

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: 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…)

Fifty Shades of Saint

July 2, 2012

Tags: The Tenth Saint, Sarah Weston, Fifty Shades of Grey

At one of my events recently, someone (I will call her Lady O) contemplating the purchase of my book asked: “Is this anything like Fifty Shades of Grey?”

I laughed. Then I had a “hmm…” moment. Like the rest of the world, I’ve read Fifty Shades—out of curiosity, mind you (ahem). So (more…)

Sarah and Daniel, part 2

May 20, 2012

Tags: Sarah Weston, Daniel Madigan, The Tenth Saint

I am constantly asked who my inspiration is for Sarah Weston (not to mention who would play her in a film version of The Tenth Saint). As I mentioned in the previous post about Daniel Madigan, I do have various photos of people on my mood boards, and these help me flesh out the (more…)

Sarah and Daniel

April 27, 2012

Tags: Sarah Weston, Daniel Madigan, The Tenth Saint

My inspiration for Daniel
Believe it or not, the question I get most frequently at my book signings is: "This book would make a great movie ... but who would play Sarah and Daniel?"

Today, I'll start with Daniel. On my inspiration board is a photo of Adolfo Cambiaso (see above). Adolfo is an Argentine polo player, long considered (more…)

The Road

February 6, 2012

Tags: The Tenth Saint, Sarah Weston, Daniel Madigan, Aksum, Ethiopia, prophecies, apocalypse

March 1, 2012 is the official debut of The Tenth Saint! Holding this book in my hands, feeling the heft of all 464 pages, feeling the texture of the matte-gloss combination cover, and seeing my vision interpreted through design feels, well ... pretty darned good.

Getting here has been no small journey. It began as a philosophical question, (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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