Back from Holiday!

Had a wonderful trip with amazing friends, new and old. And, to top it off… much, much writing was done. Apologies for no snippet this past Sunday. I’ll see if I can whip something up for this coming Sunday. And we’re so close to November 15th. \o/

Dominus is now available in paperback!

If you prefer real paper books instead (or in addition to) eBooks, I’m delighted to announce that Dominus is now out in paperback. I must say—after much hard work, sweat, and tears—the print version looks, feels and smells amazing. You can find it now at Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4844711 JPK

Updates

No snippet this week, I’m afraid but… With the help of a generous friend, I’ve spent hours on InDesign creating a professional quality pdf for the paperback version of Dominus. It looks gorgeous and should be available from Createspace and Amazon very soon. And, given that Nov. 15 is right around the corner, I’m working…

The tomb of Alexander’s lover?

Yes, I’m rather obsessed with this at the moment, but even the mere suggestion that the Amphipolis tomb might have been the sepulcher of Hephaistion is just fabtastic! At this point, who knows. Only an inscription could prove this hypothesis. But I am intrigued by this caryatid connection. http://news.ancientworldsociety.com/wordpress/the-caryatids-indicate-hephaestion/

Going home

Social media is a time-consuming, life-sucking vortex of blah. From my limited and bent perspective, Facebook is used by authors primarily for promotion. Buy my book! Vote for me in this next contest! I’ve written the best thing since Homer! Yeah. Pretty much. I’ll use FB for promotional purposes when I have something new to promote, but…

History destroyed

Map of Roman Syria NY Times article on the destruction of archaeological sites and monuments in Syria and northern Iraq. Even though this has happened countless times throughout history, it is always heartbreaking. The remains of Dura Europus.