Roma Nova on Jo Frances Penn's Books and Travel podcast

Travel is a wide concept. It doesn’t just mean trotting up the steps to a plane or sitting back looking out of a train window, or even visiting entrancing and exotic places.

Travel can be in the mind, across hundreds or possibly thousands of years, into other realities and mentalities, even into an alternative […]

Surprise and pleasure at a woman leading the action

Recently, I attended a fair near where I live in southwest France. I chatted with local English friends, met real ones who had only been Facebook friends until then and made new ones. I had a fascinating discussion about Romans in France with a French philosophy teacher who also talked about the different English and […]

12 Days of Christmas – includes Saturnalia!

Well, I’ve managed to sneak Saturnalia in to two Christmas online book celebrations. It’s when authors have a bit of fun.

First is a video and I’d bet you’ve never seen or heard a ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ song quite like this! Well, it’s ‘Twelve Books of Christmas’ if we’re being accurate. Look out for […]