Meet Aurelia Mitela – warrior, diplomat, spy

The three ages of Aurelia

Aurelia Mitela, archetype Roma Novan, came to life when I was writing the first Roma Nova book, INCEPTIO. Then, she was the clever, experienced grandmother of Carina, the book’s heroine. But she had secrets behind her contained exterior. By the time I was halfway drafting SUCCESSIO, I was […]

Who is Carina Mitela?

Carina, warrior, councillor and mother – purely some suggestions!

When you invent a character like Carina Mitela, you need to know who she is, where did she come from, what does she want, and fear? What’s stopping her? What does she like? What are her values? What are her strengths and weaknesses?

Carina […]

Double orange label – Thank you, Canada and Australia!

Okay, I admit it, this is a (slightly) bragging post, but I was thrilled when INCEPTIO hit the #1 Best Seller spot on the Australian and Canadian Amazon stores this weekend. And it didn’t do too badly in the UK one!

This ranking is much coveted by authors, but is often extremely ephemeral, so […]