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

Cover Reveal: The Conqueror's Wife

And here she is, the cover of my fourth novel, coming in December 2015 from New American Library/Penguin! It's a little different from my other covers, but I really like the mystery of this one. I suspect that Alexander would prefer a severed head or two, with himself as the…

Sex & Stereotype in Marco Polo

Love Netflix's Marco Polo or hate it, I'm over at Word and Film today with my take on the series and how Kublai Khan's various women stack up against, say... Daenerys Targaryen. P.S.--Benedict Wong makes a pretty rockin' Kublai.  

Upcoming Reading Event: The Living Room

For those of you in the Eagle River area, I'll be joining The Living Room to read from The Tiger Queens this Friday, January 9th. The fun starts at 7PM at Jitters!And now I'm wondering if I should cook up a batch of Mongolian fermented mare's milk to share afterward...…

 
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