R.W. Peake

About me

I am a 53 year old retired Infantry Marine, born and raised in Texas and currently living on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. I have been writing since my first novel, written at the age of 10, when my friends and yours truly fought off the Soviet hordes, who just happened to pick my block to launch their invasion. That was their big mistake. But like a lot of dreams, it got sidetracked until recently, when I decided to focus my passion on an era and subject that interested me a great deal. Like my characters in Ancient Rome, I have served as the pointy tip of the spear of our nation’s policy, and it is with this perspective that I tell the story of Titus Pullus and his friends.

In November, the second in the series, Marching With Caesar-Civil War was released, and will be followed by Marching With Caesar-Antony and Cleopatra in February of 2013.

From my website

An Open Letter to the Women of Italy

Dear Donne, As I approach the last 48 hours of my month here in Rome, I’ve decided that I can’t hold back any longer, and I want to give you a piece of unsolicited advice from someone who only has your best interests at heart. Really, I swear. After all,…

Random Observations From Rome

This post doesn’t really have much of a theme, other than it’s the collection of the various random thoughts and observations I’ve had since I’ve been here. Here goes: Italians seem to be obsessed with home shopping networks, because I stopped counting them at twenty. Look, it’s a common complaint…

The Home Stretch

So, I’m entering my last week in Rome, which is bittersweet. But even more so is that today was the last day with Giulia Chapman as my guide at the Villa of Hadrian outside town, in Tivoli. As always I’ll be posting pictures, but I want to take a minute…

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