It's official: our Stephanie is a published author

Back in September 2009, a lady named Stephanie Thornton made her first comment on this humble blog.  She became a regular reader and commenter.  She was interested in history and historical fiction, you see.  Probably you are too!

Since then, those of us who know a good writer when we see one have been following Stephanie's adventures.  Because Stephanie was writing a novel.  Like many of us.  She wrote, and then she revised, and revised, and revised, and revised, and revised...I could go on for some time here...  

And then she signed with an agent.

And then she revised some more.  But I always thought she'd make it.

Penguin's New American Library agreed.

And so on bookstore shelves this week we have The Secret History, the story of Theodora, who rose from desperate poverty to become Empress of the Byzantine Empire, by none other than our Stephanie Thornton.





9 comments:

Colin Smith said...

Cool!! Congratulations, Stephanie. :)

Stephanie Thornton said...

You forgot one thing in that process of revise, revise, revise...

[insert: get smacked upside the head by fantastic ancient Greece mystery writer]

I couldn't have done it without your excellent advice, Gary!

Sean Wright said...

Congrats Stephanie

Sarita said...

A rebuttal to Procopius? Looks good, just ordered it via Amazon :-)

Gary Corby said...

Hi Sarita, I see you know your Byzantine Classics. Yes, that was the first thing I said when I read it!

Janet Reid said...

Hurray!!!

Orange said...

Fantastic news - warmest congratulations.

Alli Sinclair said...

This looks like a fabulous book! Congrats Stephanie!

Sarita said...

I found it very engaging and well written. Thanks for the recommendation.