I was recently invited by Elizabeth Caulfield Felt, author of Syncopation: A Memoir of Adele Hugo and The Stolen Golden Violin, to participate in a blog hop requiring me to answer four questions about my writing process. Syncopation is the fictional autobiography of the youngest of Victor Hugo’s children, and The Stolen Golden Violin is […]
Dwellings at Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement on Mainland, Orkney, older than both Stonehenge and the Pyramids at Giza. Photo by Christopher M. Cevasco.
The H.L. Hunley was one of the great engineering wonders of the U.S. Civil War and the first submarine ever to to sink an enemy ship. Such a feat was not repeated for another fifty years, when a German U-boat sank the HMS Pathfinder with the first successfully deployed self-propelled torpedo at the start of […]
Old Man of Hoy: 449-foot sea stack on west coast of Island of Hoy, Orkney. Photo by Christopher M. Cevasco.
Mention Lady Godiva, and the first thing most people think of is the line of chocolates bearing her name. Others may dimly recall something about her riding naked on the back of a horse. But who was Godiva, and why do we remember her at all? In truth, very little is verifiably known about her. […]
Through the successful defense of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms from would-be Viking conquerors, King Alfred the Great of Wessex (pictured at left in a 13th-century illuminated genealogy) had become the strongest of the Anglo-Saxon sub-kings by the time of his death in AD 899. His efforts paved the way for a united England to be ruled […]
Yes, spring is in full swing, but the thought of cleaning doesn’t quite appeal. Instead I thought I’d post an update on goings on since my last general blog post. Much of the new year has thus far been taken up with work on my new novel, a psychological thriller of sorts about Lady Godiva […]