Judith Schara

About me

Judith Schara writes historical fiction based on extensive research that blends history and archaeology with the mysteries of time and time travel.
Her love of history ignited in the sixth grade, when she looked deep into an illustration of a crowded courtyard in an ancient Egyptian temple and felt she was there. She spun a story about what she saw and realized her imagination could transport her back in time. A lifelong fascination with history began, along with her passion for the grand universe of reading and books. After two careers, first as a Montessori teacher and then as a corporate fund raiser for Public Broadcasting, she returned to her first love and began writing historical fiction. She has recently published Spiral: Book One of the Spiral in Time—a novel of two women’s genetic destiny, set in the 5th century BC world of ancient England, the fabled Phoenician city of Carthage, and the current time.

From my website

Time Travel to Ancient Worlds I recently spent two months or more, reading Prehistoric and Biblical novels.   The talent of the authors'  enables them to make those far-distant times magically come to life. In lucent and compelling prose, the framework of the known history comes together and allows us to imagine…

 Finding hidden gold: the Celts beneath our feetArchaeology can bring historical fiction writers the best stories. This one will fit in nicely as I write the second book of Spiral in Time. A working title is Spiral: Shaman's Mask, which continues the story of archaeologist Germaine O'Neill and her incredible voyage into…

Finding the Celts: A Writer's Periplus

 Finding the Celts: A Writer’s Periplus Voyage underway!  Disaster Well, I couldn’t go to Russia after all. A few months before my grand adventure, triple bypass heart surgery and then 2 more years of surgery stopped all plans of going to a rough, primitive archaeological dig, 300 miles from the nearest basic medical facility that only offered…

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