Shauna Roberts

About me

Shauna Roberts is the author of the historical novel Like Mayflies in a Stream, set in ancient Mesopotamia. She primarily writes fantasy and science fiction, is a 2009 graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop, and received the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Older Writers Grant in 2010.

From my website


I'm interviewed today at Dawn's Reading Nook here. Stop over there to find out what my guilty pleasure is, what song I'm currently listening to over and over again, where I prefer to write, and what I'm working on now. There's also an excerpt from my forthcoming historical romance novel, Claimed…

Guest blogging today

Walters Art Museum (Public domain) I'm guest blogging today about cosmetics in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia at Sarah Johnson's "Reading the Past" blog at .Kohl—made from crushed lead oxide—was the first cosmetic and is still widely used today, some 5000 years later. At right is an ancient Egyptian tube for storing…

Book release updates

Ice Magic, Fire Magic (fantasy) will be delayed until fall 2014 because of the illness of Hadley Rille Books' publisher, Eric Reynolds. Claimed by the Enemy (historical romance) will be delayed until spring 2014 because I have been increasingly droopy and drained since fall due to worsening anemia. I received…

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