Phyllis T. Smith

About me

Phyllis T. Smith is the author of I AM LIVIA, a novel based on the life of Livia Drusilla, the wife of Rome’s first emperor. Livia has been both vilified and worshipped; in I AM LIVIA—to be released on April 1, 2014 by Lake Union Publishing–she finally gets to tell her own story.

Based in Brooklyn, Phyllis regularly reviews books for the Historical Novels Review. She originally pursued a practical career in computer applications training but found herself drawn to the literature and art, as well as history, of the ancient world. I AM LIVIA is her first novel. She has another novel set in ancient Rome in the works.

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