Elisabeth Storrs has long had a passion for the history, myths and legends of the ancient world. She graduated from University of Sydney in Arts Law, having studied Classics. Her curiosity piqued by an Etruscan sarcophagus depicting a couple embracing for eternity, she discovered the little known story of the struggle between Etruscan Veii and Republican Rome and the inspiration to write the TALES OF ANCIENT ROME series.
Elisabeth lives with her husband and two sons in Sydney, Australia, and over the years has worked as a solicitor, corporate lawyer and corporate governance consultant. She has now established the Cornelian Press self-publishing consultancy to assist others to find success as "DIY" publishers.
Researched and written over a period of fifteen years, THE WEDDING SHROUD and its sequel, THE GOLDEN DICE, vividly describe the world of Etruria, a fantastic civilization ultimately destroyed by Rome but which heavily influenced its conqueror's culture from republican into imperial times. The third volume, CALL TO JUNO, is currently being written. DYING FOR ROME:LUCRETIA'S TALE is the first story in Elisabeth's SHORT TALES OF ANCIENT ROME, a new short story collection investigating the legends and history of Rome from a fresh perspective.
THE WEDDING SHROUD, was judged runner-up in the 2012 international Sharp Writ Book Awards for general fiction, and was a finalist in the 2013 KINDLE BOOK REVIEW Best Indie Book of the Year in literary fiction. THE GOLDEN DICE was named as one of the top memorable reads of 2013 by Sarah Johnson, the reviews editor for HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW.
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Dying for Rome: Lucretia's Tale
By Elisabeth Storrs
Published: March 14, 2014.
Dying for Rome: Lucretia’s Tale retells the historic story of the tragic girl whose death inspired the men of Rome to rise up against a tyrant king and establish the Roman Republic. Was she a victim or a champion? In this vivid short story, Lucretia’s character is explored to reveal a tender portrait of a young girl misused by men who transforms into a woman with a passion for justice.
The Golden Dice - A Tale of Ancient Rome
During a ten year siege between two age-old enemies, three women follow very different paths to survive: Roman Caecilia forsakes her city by marrying the Etruscan Vel Mastarna; Semni, an Etruscan girl, embroils herself in schemes that threaten the House of Mastarna; while Pinna, a Roman tomb whore, uses blackmail to escape her grim life and gain the attention of Rome's greatest general.
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