My readers think reading in chronological order gives them a better experience; I prefer starting with Salvation in the Sun, but I always defer to my readers :) There are no spoilers in the prequels or main series, wherever you choose to start. Side note: I put The Valley Iris as the first prequel because it's ending feeds into the middle of Wife of Ay. Even so, the prequels are standalones and other than this exception, the saga as it is presented below is in chronological order. There is a timeline in the front matter of each book with the chronological order of the books as well as on the webpage for the series. I hope you enjoy them, and thank you for reading!
- Prequel 1 - The Valley Iris
- Prequel 2 - Wife of Ay
- Prequel 3 - Paaten's War
- *Prequel 4 - The Fifth Prophet
- Prequel 5 - Egypt's Second Born
- Prequel Short Story - King's Jubilee (This is the short story version of Egypt's Second Born)
- Prequel Novella - The Mitanni Princess (Currently this is a free download for my email subscribers but available in paperback)
- Book 1 - Salvation in the Sun
- *Complement 1 - Exiled: This book will have spoilers for Salvation in the Sun, The Fifth Prophet and Egypt's Second Born
- Book 2 - Secrets in the Sand
- Complement 2 - King's Daughter: This book will have spoilers for Secrets in the Sand, Paaten's War and The Mitanni Princess
- Bonus Ending - A New Dawn (Currently this is a free download for my email subscribers but available in paperback)
- Book 3 - Scarab in the Storm
- Book 4 - Silence in the Stone
- Complement 3 - Nefertiti's Legacy: This book will have spoilers for all 4 books of the main series, King's Daughter, and A New Dawn.
*The Fifth Prophet and Exiled are a bit darker than the rest of the saga because they follow the series villain who is a violent psychopath. A reader compared them to the show Dexter or a PG-13 version of The Killer Inside Me. They are there for the readers who wanted them, but I made the rest of the saga readable without having to read those two books if you decide they are not your cup of tea :)
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I did not consult any spiritualists, reincarnated person, or medium-based papers, books, or people in the research for this saga. I used academic papers, journals, research documents, archaeology reports and the like to provide the foundation for The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles and my future works.
For character development, I researched specific forums for people dealing with certain life events, psychology and psychiatry studies, and common traits, thoughts and actions exhibited by people with specific disorders or trauma as experienced by my characters.
Yes. If you don't write the book, no one else will. Your story is unique, and it needs to be read by someone in the world. Head on over to my blog to read about my writing journey under Author Advice, and in the meantime, check out some of the articles on writing a novel and comparing traditional vs self-publishing from Self-Publishing School that helped me. Best of luck in your journey. Never give up and write every day. As I always say: "A plan, dedication, the proper training, a good mentor, know-how, and a team of supportive and encouraging people equals a recipe for making dreams happen."
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I wrote a story in third grade about a baby whale who lost his mommy whale and had to search the entire sea to find her (Yes, this was before Finding Nemo). In fifth grade, I wrote a full-length book about mermaids, a magic pearl, and a dashing human prince. Unfortunately, I was using my father's old computer which could not boot past Y2K. So...that was when I realized the importance of back-ups and also when I knew my many vivid dreams were just meant to go onto paper.
I wrote several fantasy books that have never seen the light of day (and never will) and two sci-fi books that I humbly unpublished (a polishing may be in their future) before I wrote Blood of Toma. That was when I realized my love of history and writing would come together in a passion I wished I had discovered years earlier.
I'm glad the jewelry is a hit. I love fun and elegant novelty pieces. I really like handcrafted pieces and supporting women-owned small businesses as well. So, most of my pieces either come from Etsy or Capulin Creations. Every now and then if I really like something for a giveaway, I'll get it from a department store.
I do, actually. It’s “Be the Example.” What I mean by that is I want people to be kind, then I need to be kind. If I want my kids to grow up a certain way, then I need to be a certain way, etc. I need to be accountable for my goals, my setbacks, my actions, and my life. Because at the end of the day, at the end of my life, I will be the only person responsible for what I did and did not do and how it impacted those around me. Be the example.
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