Deborah L. Davitt

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Deborah Davitt was born at an Army hospital in Washington state in 1974, but spent the first twenty-two years of her life in Reno, Nevada.

She graduated first in her class from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1997, and took her BA in English Literature with a strong focus on medieval and Renaissance literature. In 1999, she received an MA in English from Penn State.

Since then, she has taught composition, rhetoric, and technical writing, and created technical documentation on topics ranging from nuclear submarines to NASA’s return to flight to computer hardware and software. She has also written a well-received fanfic called Spirit of Redemption that exposed her to a global audience.

She currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband a
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Deborah L. Davitt Honestly, I've been fascinated by Rome and other ancient cultures for years, and people around me have always liked to throw out the truism that "oh,…moreHonestly, I've been fascinated by Rome and other ancient cultures for years, and people around me have always liked to throw out the truism that "oh, we'd be on Mars by now if Rome hadn't fallen." With that at the back of my mind, I've always wondered what the world would have looked like if Rome hadn't fallen. . . and then, in the course of researching something else, I ran into a description of the Morning Star ritual as it was once enacted here in North America. Something went *ping* in my head, and I thought Hmm, Rome probably wouldn't have liked that much.

I started fleshing out the setting and the story, and a friend asked me if I thought they'd have magic. I'd never actually considered that. But once I did, technomancy and god-born all entered the world, and that gave us Edda.(less)
Deborah L. Davitt Er, I don't actually have a favorite. I like the wit and humanity of Benedict and Beatrice in Much Ado about nothing, and it's hard not to like the…moreEr, I don't actually have a favorite. I like the wit and humanity of Benedict and Beatrice in Much Ado about nothing, and it's hard not to like the fact that Eliza and Darcy are both equally wrong in Pride and Prejudice (it's. . . right there in the title), and both have to grow, equally, to reach understanding.

Quite a lot of more modern examples have one or the other half of the couple not growing, or always being right, or always acting like the center of the universe (and the plot and other characters allow it), and that tends to irritate me. (less)
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"I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I chose this book because I have been fascinated with Cleopatra for a long time, and one thing that I hardly found anything about was her children. So when I found out that this..." Read more of this review »
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Well, that date there represents the date I *published* it. After. . . nine or ten drafts since December 2015, with two more in the can after it, and a still-in-progress fourth.

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"I was in a bit of a slump and looking for something to read when a friend recommended this book/series.

I couldn't be happier that I took his advice. I've enjoyed this book (and now into the second) so much. The story, the lore, the characters, th..." Read more of this review »
The Goddess Embraced by Deborah L. Davitt
"The Valkyrie set this series in motion with a hard-hitting fantasy involving the modern Roman empire, a sorceress, murders of gods and mortals alike, and a plot that stretched through time to pit human people against the powers of the gods.

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This was originally going to end the series; I wrote Books I-III in one long blur of narrative. After sending books I and II to Kindle, I started writing a novella to finish off a few loose ends left by the end of Book III, and then discovered it was ...more
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