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 […]

The real meaning of ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’

| December 18, 2010

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian Church

The 12 Days of Christmas…source: Dr. Phillip Barnwell In the Church “Christmas” refers to a twelve day period that starts with Christmas Day. There is where “The Twelve Days of Christmas” comes from.

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.

Ancient Roman Gladiators alive and fighting in Spain

| May 21, 2009

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

It amazes me how modern-day bullfighting is so similar to ancient Roman Gladiator fights.

Confessions of a history buff

| May 20, 2009

I didn’t study history in college. I’m not a teacher or professor. Why am I such a history buff?

Why I chose the setting of my novel

| May 19, 2009

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical FictionI’m a naturally curious person. I read something and start asking questions. My stories stem from the possible answers to those questions. In the book of Acts, after the Apostle Paul’s shipwreck he arrives in Italy: After three months we put out […]

On Historical Research: Seeing People in a New Light

| May 18, 2009

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

My eye-opening research came when I was studying the native Iberians. I needed to know who my characters were, what they believed, their customs, culture and who their ancestors were. What I learned surprised me.