Dear readers, I do apologize for having gone AWOL from the blog. How embarrassing to see the date of the last entry. How patient of you to stick with me all this time and keep revisiting my site, even though it’s overgrown with ivy and thistles!
And another apology: I recently discovered a trove of emails from the website, some going back to 2009, that were somehow in the wrong folder. Some of them look familiar and I believe I answered them, but I’m not sure about the others. If you wrote me and I didn’t answer, please forgive me and write again. I did have some technical problems associated with the email and that has thrown everything off. It is fixed now. I promise!
I also want everyone to know that my long-wished novel about the Emperor Nero is now in progress. It will be published by New American Library, probably in late 2017. I’ve loved diving in to this project and I’ll be telling you more about it soon. There have recently been special exhibits in Rome and a cover story in the National Geographic about Nero, who didn’t fiddle while Rome burned, but sure did a lot of other things. In the meantime, please bear with me and know I appreciate your readership!