Fredric W. Meek was born in Chicago and grew up in the western suburbs. He majored in history for his B.A. and received his J.D. from DePaul College of Law. His first novel, THE COLLEGE, published in 2013, was a story about the Vatican and a most unlikely pope. Fred's interest in the ancient world and the foundations of western civilization, led to a series of historical novels of the Roman republic: FINIS REPUBLICAE, INCEPTUM FINIS, and TRIUMPHUS PLEBIS. The common themes of all his books are family and friendship.
Fred is widower and lives with Bartleby, his cat. He says, "Ginny and I raised two kids who became remarkable adults. Theresa and Emmett are my proudest achievement."
A pipe smoker, much to the consternation of his cardiologist, Fred invites you to visit his website: http://www.whitefieldwriting.com, and post a comment on his blog.
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by Fredric Meek
Published: November 11, 2017
A questionable election by the College of Cardinals produces as most unlikely pope. Miracle or manipulation? Even the new pope doesn't know. Struggling against Vatican intrigues, he must also contend with the external enemies of the church who will threaten his family and test both his courage and his faith.
by Fredric Meek
A story of friendship and family set in ancient Rome, Gaius Gabinus and his slave, Silvanus, each have their own agenda. Gaius wants revenge for the death of his father. Silvanus wants to reunite his family and restore his freedom. Together they will pursue their respective goals and participate in one of the great moments of ancient Roman history.
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