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Christian Persecution

Christian persecution in 96 AD/CE, the era of "Obedient unto Death", was not an all-out war against Christians. The Romans, in general, were tolerant of diverse religions; What got Christians in trouble was that they claimed allegiance to another kingdom, to another king,

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Grilled sow’s womb for dinner, anyone?

In my upcoming book Obedient unto Death, describing meals eaten 2000 years ago can prove interesting. In a previous blog, I discussed the seating chart at a Roman dinner party—the host assigned places based on the order of your status or popularity.

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It is Really Happening?

My new year started with a huge celebration!!!! CrossRiver Media accepted my historical mystery novel Obedient unto Death for publication, with a target launch date of December of 2021. Getting published can happen. I am a first-time author, blogging about this daunting and exciting journey. I thought you might like to keep me company this coming year.

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A Treacherous Topic part 2

I found no records of general concern to humanize the laws governing slavery. For the most part, the ruling class agreed slaves had no personal rights apart from those granted by their masters. This view is not surprising. Rights were minimal to non-existent for most women, children, and non-Roman citizens who weren't slaves.

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A writing journey: inspiration

I can't pinpoint the exact moment in my life when inspiration struck, and I knew I had to drop everything and write. Many writers say they knew they wanted to be an author the first time they picked up a pencil. My "ah-ha" moment was more of a meandering "ah-ha" journey, beginning in grade school when history grabbed me and never let go.

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