Hey Everyone It's December already... how did this happen? I'm feeling a bit off track after having two weeks holidays and a digital fast in November but I am back and (mostly) refreshed and ready to go again. KINGDOM is out! Hurray! Thank you to everyone who is buying and reading The Blood Lake Chronicles …
Hey Everyone! I apologise for the update being so late this time around but I have been writing non-stop to keep myself on these deadlines that keep popping up to shout at me. First of all, if you didn't see my previous post, I have a new series out next with BHC Press! This is the Secret …
Anne Thériault | Longreads | September 2018 | 18 minutes (4,588 words)
From the notorious to the half-forgotten,Queens of Infamy, a Longreads series by Anne Thériault, focuses on badass world-historical women of centuries past.
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The year was 1519. Henry VIII was king of England and still (mostly) happily married to Catherine of Aragon. The throne of France was held by Francis I, also known as “Francis of the Large Nose,” which may or may not have been a dick joke. Charles I of Spain had just become Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Martin Luther was stirring up shit in Germany. And in Florence, a couple whose union represented a last-ditch coalition between France and the Pope against the ever-expanding Holy Roman Empire welcomed their first child, a daughter they named Catarina Maria Romula de’ Medici (hereafter referred to as Catherine).
I like to think of the…
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Resharing the good news for all my blog followers out there! Expect a proper update in the next few days…there is so much good stuff going on!
Amy Kuivalainen’s upcoming Magicians of Venice series is a fresh and exciting new series blending elements of fantasy, mystery, and romance that are as dangerous and seductive as the beautiful city of Venice herself.
The series opens with The Immortal City, where we are introduced to Dr. Penelope Bryne, an archaeologist who is ridiculed by the academic community in her quest to find the lost remnants of Atlantis. When an ancient and mysterious script is discovered at a murder site with links to the lost city, she flies to Venice, determined to help the police before the killer strikes again where she meets the enigmatic Alexis Donato, who challenges everything she believes about the unexplainable and magical history of Atlantis. As Alexis draws her into the darkly, seductive world of magic and history, Penelope will have to use her heart as well as her head if she is to…
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In the peasant culture Walpurgis Night, Vappu in Finnish, wasn’t a celebration of work, but a celebration of free-time, the traditions
included banishing the beasts, the interaction between youth and the protective, magical force that came from between
the legs of the lady of the house.
John Björkman, a folklorist from Turku works in a museum in Varsinais-Suomi as a researcher of the cultural traditions of
the nation. He knows the celebration of Vappu amongst the peasants from centuries back.
In folklore Björkman is interested in “basically every period”, but his expertiece lie in the customs and traditions
dating back 100-400 years.
The peasant culture of farming and living in villages is very old in Finland, especially West- and South-Finland. The
peasant culture was thriving up until the beginning on 20th century.
” I was just at an archaeological seminar, that strongly raised the fact, that the coming of Christianity…
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This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.Detail from Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, c. 1616. Her role playing predates by centuries the preoccupations of artists such as Cindy Sherman. WikimediaChristopher R. Marshall, University of Melbourne Artemisia Gentileschi’s 17th-century painting, Self Portrait As Saint …
Hey Everyone, It's been a while since I've done an update so I'll try not to make it too long. The reason I've been so quiet on the blog and social media is that I'm under the pump to get a book finished and edited by November. It's a part of the Secret Project series …