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 […]

The theme in a book - what in Mercury's name is that?

Mercury (or Hermes in the Greek pantheon of gods) is said to be the inventor of the written alphabet, god of writing/literature, speech, travellers, treaties and dreams amongst other things but is best known as the gods’ messenger. He’s also is the one invoked by thieves and tricksters…

I invoke him on the subject of […]

Saturnalia - serious Roman festival or free for all?

Temple of Saturn, Rome

Saturnalia was THE most important Roman festival. Heavy on feasting, fun and gifts, it was originally celebrated in Ancient Rome for only a day around 17 December, but it was so popular it expanded into a week or even longer, despite Augustus’ efforts to reduce it to three days, […]