Long ago the old texts of ancient Egypt alluded to scrolls in which King Tut spoke to the people from beyond the tomb. Many archaeologists putthis down to an incorrect translation of the ancient Egyptian texts.Others swore to the accuracy of the translation. But, Tutankhamen Speaks
isn't a story about the lost scrolls. It's about the story written down on those ancient scrolls: Tutankhamen's story.
- 2016 Gold Medal for Fiction - Historical Literature Ancient (set before 500 AD), from Global eBook Awards
- 2014 EVVY Merit Award for Historical Fiction from CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc.)
Although I’m a retired high school English teacher, I still have a passion for working with kids. I regularly conduct Medieval Writing Workshops for local elementary/middle schools. It is my hope to reach reluctant readers with my Arthurian Tales and shortly with a series of stories from ancient lands and legends that continue the adventurous quests found in Arthurian Legend. Joining "Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend" and "Young Knights of the Round Table: The King’s Ransom" will soon be "Sons of the Sphinx." Tutankhamen Speaks is the basis for my current Work-in-Progress Sons of the Sphinx. Ancient Egypt has always fascinated me, as it has thousands of others. When my husband and I visited Egypt in 2008, we traveled on our own. After arriving in Cairo, we explored the Giza Plateau. The Sphinx and the Pyramids took my breath away. Touching the blocks of Khufu's pyramid connected me to the builders of that pyramid over 3000 years ago. We traveled the length of Egypt twice by train. I could talk for hours of the magnificent monuments we explored: the temple at Abu Simbel, Luxor and Karnak temples, the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings and of the Queens. I would return in a heartbeat to that magical land. I lost part of my soul to that ancient land.