Marie Antonia Parsons

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in Scano di Montiferru, Italy




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I am a naturalized US citizen, adopted and raised by first-generation Italian-American parents. Happily married for more than 28 years, we have two marvelous sons.

I have three professional science fiction sales made in the mid-90s. My historical fiction short story entitled "The Speech of Hortensia appears March 2013 in HerStory anthology by Pagan Writers Press. I enjoy researching the ancient world.

My current work-in-progress relates the legendary but traditional foundation of Rome, by Romulus. I also plan a trilogy of the Tarquin kings, the last three traditional but legendary kings of ancient Rome.

History and Fiction: Weaving both into a Tapestry of Storytelling 2

Fictional History: Two Novels set during the birth of the Roman Republic.

Redemption and Honor in Rome.

The story opens in the year 511 BC. Saphina Ramuth and her father Pharon live in the city of Caere. Pharon and Tefarie Velianas, Caere’s ruler, have arranged for Saphina’s betrothal and marriage to the young nobleman Avle Venthi. Although not in love with Avle, Saphina seems content. She is als...

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HerStory: Fiction Honoring ...

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Deals with the Devil

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Christmas Ghosts

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Aladdin: Master of the Lamp

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Vengeance Burns Bright (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 07, 2013 01:32PM
Description: Work In Progress-- A Story of a girl named Hope, who comes from a lineage of women empowered to wreak horrid vengeance on wrongdoers of every kind.
Last One Out... (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 02, 2013 03:24PM
Description: Sci-fi story/Novel WIP about humanity leaving Earth behind. Plans to expand it.
A Tale of Romulus and Remus (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 02, 2013 03:19PM
Description: Fictional account of the society, birth, life, and destiny of the twins named Romulus and Remus, who founded, so the stories say, the city of Rome.
I, Octavia Antonia (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 04, 2012 10:54AM
Description: Excerpt of a novel about Octavia Antonia, last Roman wife (and widow) of Mark Antony, sister of Octavian Augustus Caesar.

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Midnight at the Wandering Vineyard by Jamie Raintree
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Sword of the Gladiatrix by Faith L. Justice
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This is a well researched story, centered on two female gladiators of Rome-Cinnia from Britannia, Amani or Afra, from Kush.

Their stories leading to the arena are told in separate parallel, each richly depicting their respective culture, and the
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