I have always been an avid reader of history, and I love working within the constraints of historical fiction, trying to strike a balance between imagination and reality.
I am fascinated by the amazing women who barely scraped the surface of history and yet changed it from within. Through my novels, I attempt to re-write historical periods and events from a female perspective.
I am also fascinated by the many still unsolved historical mysteries that pop up in documentaries and authors such as Umberto Eco. In particular, I am drawn to the medieval mind's fascination with prophecies and relics.
Last but not least, I find the history of the Holy Roman Empire a treasure trove of tragic characters and family sagas with all the ingredients of a Greek or Elizabethan drama.
In my free time, I love travelling to places rich in history such as Germany, Greece and Italy.
I am addicted to yoga and try to lead a mindful life. That does not rule out a glass of good wine. :)
I am a committed feminist and environmentalist and a passionate football supporter.