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 […]

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 […]

Greco-Roman Columns

| July 14, 2009

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Ancient RomeThey are the current symbol of government, banking and finance, but did you know that there are 3 distinct styles of columns? The earliest and simplest of the columns are the Doric. They lack any decoration. Next are the Ionic columns,  more slender than […]

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 […]

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.

Roman Influence in Today’s Culture – Part I – Architechture

| May 29, 2009

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Roman Influence in Modern Society

This is the first in a series. I’ll be writing about other influences like democracy, weddings, military, medical and other things that if it weren’t for Roman ingenuity, we wouldn’t have it today.

Vesuvius then and now.

| May 28, 2009

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

What did Vesuvius look like before it erupted in 79 AD?

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 […]

My Inspiration

| May 15, 2009

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

What inspired me to write a novel? I’ve always be fascinated with New Testament times – what would it have been like to live then and be part of the new Christian church? I’m a history buff so I started looking into church history and found the church’s amazing growth from Pentecost to what it is today is very rich.