Research can be a lotta work,…but if you’re a bookworm like me, it can also be very fun too. Learning new things about different historical cultures is more than exhilarating, it can be informative about who we are as people.

I’ve tried to infuse tidbits of the things I’ve learned into my novels to enrich your reading experience. I hope that my stories come alive as much for you as they do for me.

If you’re interested, please take a look at the research I’ve done for my fictional writing. It includes many hours of study into ancient, medieval, and 19th century time periods; as well as resources for writers.

Ancient World Mapping Center

Avalon Project, Ancient Documents

ETANA: Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook


Adkins, Lesley, and Adkins, Roy. Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece. New York: Facts on File, 1997.

Allison, Penelope Mary. Pompeian Households: An Analysis of Material Culture. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at University of California, Los Angeles, 2004.

Ault, Bradley A. Ancient Greek Houses and Households: Chronological, Regional, and Social Diversity. Edited by Bradley A. Ault and Lisa C. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.

Baker, Rosalie F., and Baker, Charles F. III. Ancient Romans: Expanding the Classical Traditions. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Bonfante, Larissa. Out of Etruria: Etruscan Influence North and South. Oxford: B.A.R., 1981.

Bottéro, Jean, et al. Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia. Translated by Antonia Nevill. Baltimore Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.

Bradley, K. R. Slavery and Society at Rome. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Bradley, K. R. Slaves and Masters in the Roman Empire: A Study in Social Control. Bruxelles: Litmus, 1984.

Brosius, Maria. Women in Ancient Persia, 559-331 B.C. Oxford: Clarendon, 1998.

Burstein, Stanley Mayer. The Reign of Cleopatra. Westport Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004.

Butterworth, Alex, and Laurence, Ray. Pompeii: The Living City. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Butts, Mary. Scenes from the Life of Cleopatra. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1994.

Cantor, Norman, and Ranieri, Dee. Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.

Charles-Picard, Gilbert. Carthage by Gilbert Picard. Translated by Miriam and Lionel Kochan. London: Elek Books, 1964.

Charles-Picard, Gilbert, and Charles-Picard, Colette. Daily Life in Carthage at the Time of Hannibal. Translated by A. E. Foster. New York: Macmillan, 1961.

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Avalon Project, Medieval Documents

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Internet Medieval Sourcebook


Medieval English Towns

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Mostly Medieval


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Publishers Lunch

The Creative Penn

Writers Digest

Writers Market

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