More About the Author
Carol Strickland's latest book on art history is Impressionism: A Legacy of Light," the first in a series called Masterpieces of Art, released as an enhanced eBook from Erudition Digital. (See website- http://www.eruditions.co.uk/publications/masterpieces-of-art.html)
She has a doctorate from the University of Michigan and contributes feature stories on visual art to Art in America magazine. Her stories on culture have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Art and Antiques, and Private Journey magazine. She is the author of the best-selling "The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern," "The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture," "The Illustrated Timeline of Art History," "The Illustrated Timeline of Western Literature," and monographs on the artists Paul Waldman and Aris Kalaizis. Her screenplays for feature films have won prizes in prestigious script competitions.
Her historical novel (an enhanced eBook) set in 6th-century Constantinople called "The Eagle and the Swan" is available for kindle and iPad. For more information, see the book website http://www.theeagleandtheswan.com. The book has a facebook page and a twitter account (@eagleandtheswan). Carol has a home in Long Island, New York. Her website is http://www.carolcstrickland.com and twitter account @carolartbeat.
Her motive for writing the novel was to give a voice to the most maligned--and arguably the most significant--figure in the history of the late Roman Empire, Empress Theodora. As steamy as it is true and richly imagined, the novel has been described as "Sex and the City meets I, Claudius.
To hear an audio interview about the eBook, go to http://blog.cplesley.com/2013/11/the-real-panem.html