Stephanie Thornton

About me

Stephanie Thornton is a writer and history teacher who has been obsessed with infamous women from ancient history since she was twelve. Her debut novel, The Secret History: A Novel Of Empress Theodora, will be published by NAL/Penguin in July 2013. Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt will hit the shelves May 2014. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alaska, where she is at work on her next novel.

From my website

Alexander the Great and Machu Picchu

As I write this, I've just finished writing the second to last chapter on The Conqueror's Wife, my fourth novel starring Alexander the Great and his menagerie of wives, mistresses, and lovers. (Not to mention plenty of battle wounds, torturing slaves, and elaborate funerals. Never let it be said that…

Gladiators, Forbidden Love, & Pompeii... Curses & Smoke by Vicky Alvear Shecter

My Review:  Curses and Smoke is a book I would have loved to read in junior high or high school, but that didn't stop me from devouring it even as an adult. The story of Tag and Lucia's romance really heats up (sorry, couldn't resist!) even as the signs of…

Tarot Cards, Guillotines, & Napoleon: Becoming Josephine by Heather Webb

My review: In Becoming Josephine, Heather Webb's marvelous debut has spun the tangled web of a lively and intriguing Josephine, carrying the reader through her early life in Martinique to her near-death escapes during the French Revolution's Terror, and finally to her tumultuous years married to the mercurial Napoleon Bonaparte.…

 
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