Bio: Ms. Tash is vice president of a small manufacturing firm and a member of the Archaeological Institute of America, University of California, Santa Barbara Chapter. In addition, she arranges and leads field trips for local home school groups to instill in them a love of history and also volunteered at the J. Paul Getty Center as a storyteller as well as currently conducting school tours at the Ventura County Maritime Museum.
Novelist Cassandra Latham is determined to cling to her forties, that final hurrah before a woman slips over the abyss into fifty. But holding on isn't going to be easy, not with mourning her mother's recent death and trying to kick-start her literary career after a two-year spell of writer's block. As Cassie edges toward the bottomless pit of mid-life angst, a journal written by her Revolutionary War ancestor may just help her connect the past to the present and make peace with her future. Wit... more info>>
Matthew Smith seizes Sarah Lloyd and her family as prisoners on a clear autumn day. Leading a party of British deserters, he now holds the family hostage north of Saratoga, New York. The Americans have just won a decisive battle, the turning point in their revolution, but Matthew's turning point is yet to come. On another battlefield in Pennsylvania, the Lloyd's oldest son struggles to find meaning in this war, while his twin sister remains trapped inside the British-occupied, rebel-capital of P... more info>>
Bakersfield, California, 1952: Minnie Capstan, afraid of change and ready to fight to hold on to her safe familiar place in her parents' overcrowded household, not only embraces change, she ends up leaving in its company. Part Yokut Indian, part Russian Jew, and on the edge of turning eighteen, Minnie will venture beyond the city limits of Bakersfield with an eccentric collection of carnies. But it isn't the carnival's owner, a lady who keeps her beloved late husband's ashes in a mayonnaise jar,... more info>>
Michael Ryan, born in a Chicago brothel, with a mother who turned him out at the age of eleven, is a barnstorming pilot. There is only one thing he wants, an untroubled home. Meeting Jake Stimpson, the prodigal son of a powerful family, Michael becomes one of the Masters Of The Air--first by rum-running across the Mexican border, to later founding one of the country's first airlines. Michael, however, never wins that untroubled home. It's his granddaughter, Rachel, haunted by her own secret, who... more info>>
Victorious Roman general Quintus Caecilius Metellus comes to Delphi, the center of creation, to seek a blessing from Apollo for his conquest of Greece. Instead, the commander finds Timarete, the young priestess. Timarete cannot deny her feelings for this enemy of her people. She loves the Roman general. And through that love, cut short by the rebellion of her people against powerful Rome, the priestess will awaken the long-forgotten compassion of a man hardened by a violent world.