Ancient Egypt


Vampires & Ancient Egypt: A Blood-Curdling Combination

I have mentioned before how obsessed I am with Ancient Egypt. But my love of dark things doesn't stop there. The Vampire Chronicles When I was in high school, I quickly got hooked On Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series. The rich language, the intriguing characters, and the otherworldly stories made it easy to fall in love with the books. Luckily for me, it didn't take long for my two loves to combine. In both The Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned, there is mention of the very first vampires, Queen Akasha and King Enkil, who ruled Egypt. However, they[...]


Paint it Brown – The Strange History of Mummy Paint

You've seen those Hollywood creature features. You've hung out with Jenna as she compared Brendan Fraser & Tom Cruise in their respective Mummy movies. But that doesn't mean there still aren't secrets about mummies just waiting to be unearthed. I'll be the first to admit - I am OBSESSED with Ancient Egypt. I'm not even sure when it started. I mean, I hated history class in high school. But now, gimme a documentary on the History Channel about the latest discovery from Zahi Hawass and I'm there! So, a few years ago, I set out to write a mummy story. It gave[...]