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

From the Pages of The Iliad: Judith Starkston's Hand of Fire

My Review: Hand of Fire is an expertly researched book that blends both the history and mythology of the Trojan War. I've always been intrigued by the character of Briseis, inspiring as she did Achilles' temporary withdrawal from the fighting, and here she comes to vivid life: her early years…

Yet Another Way I Torture Myself: Point of View

I apparently like to torture myself by never writing the same style of book more than once. While all four of my novels focus on history's forgotten women, the way I've told those stories has differed from book to book.   The Secret History told Theodora's story from a first person…

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…

 
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