Sunday, April 8, 2012

Julia Augustii

Julia Augustii, daughter of the man who inherited his power from Julius Caesar, was born in 39 BC. As an infant, she was betrothed to Marc Anthony’s eldest son, who was killed shortly after his father committed suicide. Her tumultuous life fascinated me enough to research her life and times more thoroughly, especially her relationship with Marc Anthony's son, Iullus. Julia's stepmother, Livia, is a fascinating woman, too, as are Julia’s successive husbands, especially Agrippa, about whom books and movies have been written.
Julia, Daughter of Rome, is my first ebook, and will be followed by other novels about women who lived their lives in the shadow of famous men.

Because this was set in a much earlier period than my previous historical novels, I wrote it under the name Elizabeth Elson. I’d love to hear from my readers as to what they think of the book. For me, it was an exciting foray into a fascinating period in history.