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

Book Signing: Denver Historical Novel Society Conference

For those of you in the Denver area, I'll be joining a whole slew of amazing authors for the Historical Novel Society Conference this weekend. There will over 130 of us signing your favorite books on Saturday night, so even if you're not attending the full conference, come on down…

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.  

 
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