Between 7 and 13, my home away from home was the Quincy Public Library, which looked like a castle; the children's reading room was in a tower. I was the Queen of Reading. I checked out three particular books so often the librarian called my mother; they reached an agreement: Michalea can check out these books once a month. She cannot renew them. What were the three books? Great Queens of History, Cleopatra of Egypt, and a book of mythology.
Thus began a life long love affair with reading, powerful women, Egypt, and mythology. Later, when writing became my passion, what did I want to write about? Ancient Egypt, of course, and its most powerful woman, the first queen who made herself a goddess. Isis!
Of course, Isis is not the only ancient Egyptian with a story to tell.
Scribe of novels about ancient Egypt