• Thanks!

    Thanks to A Sky Filled With Sparkling Stars blog for featuring my latest book Order of Succession.  You can see it here!  http://bit.ly/2cyHM2O

  • Bundle: First Four Sadler Books on Amazon

    Hi everyone!  I’ve got a deal for those of you who are interested in my latest book Order of Succession (the fifth Brian Sadler Archaeological Mystery) but you haven’t read all the others yet. Now you can get the first four – The Bethlehem Scroll – Ancient:  A Search for the Lost City of the […]

  • Where do the story ideas come from?

    Where do the story ideas come from?  I participated in an Ask the Author forum recently and was asked how I come up with the plots and subplots for my novels.  The answer’s really simpler than you might think.  Storylines and plots exist all around us.  I get ideas from books, places I go, things […]

  • Song Titles for Dallas in March 2015“Let it Snow!  Let it Snow!  Let it Snow”“Stormy Weather”“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head”

    It’s easy to be creative when you have snow on the ground outside and haven’t seen the sun in two weeks.  The weather’s been crazy in Dallas – we aren’t used to this cold, rainy, sleety, snowy stuff.  It keeps me at the computer, working, while snoring dogs lie in the office next to me. […]

  • Off to the Usumacinta River soon!

    Off to the Usumacinta River soon! Will I find Atlantis’ Lost Hall of Records at Piedras Negras? Will this trip be the subject of another of my books? In late March I’ll join the Archaeological Conservancy for a ten-day trip to the states of Chiapas and Tabasco, Mexico.  The itinerary includes Yaxchilan, a Mayan ruin […]

  • The Beautiful Temple of the Inscriptions at Palenque, Mexico

    The beautiful Temple of the Inscriptions at Palenque, Mexico.  It’s considered one of the most impressive Mayan ruins and has the tomb and sarcophagus of King Pakal deep within the structure.  This temple is the subject of my 2014 book, The Strangest Thing.

  • 3,600-year-old mummy has been unearthed in Luxor

    A beautifully decorated sarcophagus of a 3,600-year-old mummy has been unearthed in Luxor. It is believed the mummy was a high-ranking official but Egyptologists will now work to discover its identity. Mohammed Ibrahim, Egypt’s Antiquities Minister, said in a statement that the preserved wooden sarcophagus dates back to 1,600 BC, when the Pharaonic 17th Dynasty […]

  • Stone ring fort at the Grianán of Aileach

    Stone ring fort at the Grianán of Aileach, on the summit of Greenan Mountain, County Donegal, Ireland. This stone fort is thought to have been constructed during the 8th or 9th century as the seat of Cenél nEógain, rulers of the ancient kingdom of Aileach. This monument however evidently had far earlier origins, surrounding the stone fort are the remains of […]

  • Ancient bronze finger rings from Western Iran

    Ancient bronze finger rings from Western Iran. The rings in photos 1, 3, and 5 all date to circa 550-330 B.C., while those in 2, 4, and 6 are older, dating to circa 1350-800 B.C. Courtesy the LACMA, via their online collections.

  • Five Monuments that Might Not Pass the Test of Time

      Ancient civilizations have long written about the power and force that weather once brought upon them. There have been descriptions of grueling heat from the ancient Egyptians to accounts of great typhoons passed down by the ancient Greeks.