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Monday, November 12, 2012

Book & Signing Update
Steve at All Things Irish



Despite 30 degree F temps and snow on the ground in the lake city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, downtown was packed with shoppers. Many came into ALL THINGS IRISH where I was signing copies of my historical, THE SIGN OF THE EAGLE. The holiday atmosphere was already in swing, and I met many friendly people and autographed numerous copies. It may have helped that everyone was given their choice of cider or tea by store owners Ilene & Craig Moss who were also running a contest in which they were giving away several ceramic pieces. They were so pleased with the signing that I was asked to return for another event on St. Patrick's day weekend. "We believe in promoting the Celtic influence and your book is part of that," Ilene told me. Nice compliment. Needless to say, I will be there. I want to thank Ilene, Craig and their associate, Sharon, for hosting this event and making it such a successful day. Next Saturday, book signing at Albertsons, Liberty Lake, Washington.

The Wolf of Britannia


Ongoing Writing Projects.


For the last several months I have been promoting The Sign of the Eagle on Face Book and other sites on a continual basis. However, I have not neglected my writing. I am in the midst of rewriting my next historical, The Wolf of Britannia (working title), the story about the British Celtic King, Caratacus, and the Roman invasion of Britannia. The story begin many years before that period when Caratacus was growing to manhood and his struggle not only to become King of the Catuvellauni and Trinovantes but to unite the Southern Celtic kingdoms to counter an imminent Roman invasion of Britannia. Currently, I am working on chapter 50 in which Caratacus is preparing to defend a fortress, known as Carsws, in what is now modern Wales.


My other historical, The Broken Lance, a story about a Spanish centurion in the Roman army, who goes to Rome as the retainer of Titus Flavius Sabinus (historical character) has been temporarily suspended (although I have worked on it occasionally) while I finish the rewrite of Wolf and promoting The Sign of the Eagle.


New Article for Ancient World Notes


Check my latest installment found in my Ancient World Notes segment, titled, Graffiti in Ancient Rome. Most people think graffiti as something that is relatively modern, Wrong! This was how most poor Romans, many of whom were literate, communicated by using building walls to express a wide of their emotions and news of the day.


That's all for now. Thank you for your support. Salve et Vale! Hale and Farewell!


Jess Hughes

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