Jodie Lane


Jodie Lane is an avid historian, combining her love of travel and adventure with fascinating stories from the past. Brisbane based, she studied a variety of modern history at the University of Queensland, and loves to read a wide range of historical and science fiction.

Her travels have taken her all over the world: she has lived and taught English in China and Romania, backpacked through Europe and South America, and holidayed in the Middle East, Central America, South East Asia, New Zealand and South Africa. She speaks basic Spanish as a second language.

The Siege of Masada is the first novel in the “Turning Points” series—a time travel adventures series visiting pivotal historical events and exploring an exciting new future for humanity. Transylvanian Knight,To Kill An Emperor and Renaissance Woman follow with Heart and Stomach of a Queen finishing up the series. There are various Turning Points short stories including "Siege of the Heart", "A Soldier's Love" and "A Soldier's Honour" also available online.

“The Job” and “Naughty Zombies” are additional works, found in the Australian Pen anthology Obliquity: Stories of a Tilted Perspective, with “The Time-Traveller’s Date” (A Turning Points Short Story) in Australian Pen 2: Futurevision, and "The Voice" in Australian Pen 3: The Evil Inside Us.

Where to find Jodie Lane online


Turning Points
Beginning with The Siege of Masada, Turning Points visits pivotal events in history while exploring an exciting new future for humanity. Gwyn is our heroine, an accidental time-traveller who is thrown into the past and must set history to rights.
Transylvanian Knight
Price: $4.99 USD.
Siege of the Heart
Price: $0.99 USD.
To Kill An Emperor
Price: $4.99 USD.
A Soldier's Love
Price: $1.99 USD.
Renaissance Woman
Price: $4.99 USD.


Heart and Stomach of a Queen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,730. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
It is Gwyn and Michelle's last chance to save the future as they deal with turning points in Spain under the reign of Queen Isabella of Castile and her daughter, Juana the Mad
A Soldier's Honour
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
Soldiers and lovers, Meric and Mikhail flee Vlad the Impaler to seek their fortunes in the west.
A Soldier's Love
Series: Turning Points. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
After the events of Transylvanian Knight, Meric and Vlad face off twelve years later. Meric is a mercenary soldier sent to serve Prince Vlad Dracula, who has finally been released from prison in Hungary. On the journey Meric falls in love, but doesn't know if he can be the man his lover deserves.
Renaissance Woman
Series: Turning Points. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,120. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Gwyn and Michelle time-travel to Renaissance Italy: they must deal with the corruption and nepotism of the Borgia Pope and his murderous family.
To Kill An Emperor
Series: Turning Points. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,330. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Gwyn goes back in time to Ancient Rome to plot the assassination of Emperor Domitian. Michelle travels to nineteenth century Argentina to rescue her colleague, but becomes entangled in battles on the way. Another exciting time-travel adventure mixing real history and science fiction.
Siege of the Heart
Series: Turning Points. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Romance » Historical
A Turning Points Short Story featuring Adi and Gaius in the aftermath of Masada.
Transylvanian Knight
Series: Turning Points. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,870. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Gwyn is back in time again but this time she's on a mission to influence the actions of Vlad Dracula, Prince of Wallachia, to war with Sultan Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire. In order to make sure the course of history runs true, Gwyn takes on the mission, but risks getting stuck in Vlad's time when she falls in love...
The Siege of Masada
Series: Turning Points. Price: Free! Words: 75,000. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A time-travel adventure novel that mixes historical & science fiction: Gwyn accidentally goes back in time to the famous Siege of Masada, where the Jewish defenders of the fortress are making their last stand against the Roman invaders. She must try return to her time before the siege reaches its bloody end, but is entangled in the plot of the owner of the time machine who is from the future.