Moive Reivew: Pompeii

| February 23, 2014

When I first saw that someone made a movie on Pompeii, I thought it had to be one of two novels of that title: Pompeii by Robert Harris or Pompeii – City on Fire by T.L. Higley  It was neither. At that point, I was curious. Having done so much research on Pompeii and the […]

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

| January 11, 2012

It’s not too much to hope for – an end to slavery in the world. Jan. 11, 2012 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

Not Too Much to Hope For—An End to Slavery in the World

| November 27, 2011

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction…“In heaven we’ll be all equal in God’s kingdom. Here in the Roman Imperium, there are still slaves and masters.” “If it were up to me, I would free all our slaves.” As she said that, Claudia looked up to see Anthony […]

Women of Faith Writing Contest Winner Releases

| July 25, 2011

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical FictionPRESS RELEASE For immediate release Phoenix writer wins Women of Faith Writing Contest – Now Available on Amazon Phoenix, AZ – Christian writer Giselle Aguiar’s first novel, Deo Volente! (God Willing): Love in the First Century, won second prize in the 2011 […]

Deo Volente! Wins 2nd place in the Women of Faith writing contest!

| March 1, 2011

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction9 years ago I started writing my novel. 7 years later I found an agent who believed in the story. 2 years later, I attend the Women of Faith conference at the invitation of a church friend who had extra tickets and […]

Historical fiction should stick to historical fact

| October 2, 2010

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

As a history buff and novelist, I respect history. I love historical fiction – how a writer weaves a fictional story amidst historical fact. But when that fact is fudge for dramatic effect – well, I have a problem with that.

Villa de la Misteria (Villa of the Mysteries)

| July 3, 2009

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Ancient RomeI needed a villa in Pompeii to be the “Metellus” family vineyards and after some research, I found the “Villa de la Misteria” Click here to view it on Bing Maps It’s located northwest of Pompeii, just outside the city walls, in the foothills […]

Christian Film Industry Rivals Hollywood – ABC News

| June 12, 2009

Hollywood can be hard to predict, but given the choice between last year’s Woody Allen film, “Vicky Christina Barcelona,” Sean Penn in “Milk” and a Christian film called “Fireproof,” starring aging teen idol Kirk Cameron, not a single industry insider saw this dark horse coming. “Fireproof,” a Christian-themed film straight out of “Godlywood,” buried them all as the top-grossing independent film of 2008.

Roman Influence in Today’s Culture: Wedding Traditions

| June 6, 2009

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Roman Influence in Modern Society

Ever wonder who started all these wedding traditions that most brides and grooms go through? And for what? What does it mean? It’s good luck. Yeah, if they only knew that it all started in pagan Greece and Rome.

Did the ancient Romans have conscience?

| May 25, 2009

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

In researching the ancient Romans and how early Christian evangelists tried to reach them, the main concept they had to work with was that there was only One God. The ancient Romans could not understand “atonement of sins.” This leads me to the conclusion that they didn’t have a conscience. Or they just didn’t listen to it.