Season’s Greetings; Apollo’s Raven Updates


The holiday season and New Year is a time to reflect on the blessings of family and friends who have enhanced our lives. I would like to thank everyone who has shared my adventures in exploring the mystique of the Ancient Celts and the Roman Empire on APOLLO’S RAVEN. This year, I have met many new friends who have shared my passion for Ancient history, mythology and archaeology, and have enriched me with their knowledge and advice.

To all my friends and supporters, best wishes for a Joyous Holiday Season and Happy New Year!

Red Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

Red Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)


Additions to  Website

So that you can read other interesting posts reblogged from other websites, a new page entitled, “Reblogged Posts,” has been added to the top of the APOLLO’S RAVEN website.

Another additional feature on this website is the Photo Gallery which provides pictures that have been featured in posts. These photo galleries are categorized and include photographs that I took on my adventures to the United Kingdom and Europe while  conducting my research on 1st Century Britain and the Roman Empire.

Update on Project

The Celtic Spirit Warrior Chronicles is an epic historical fantasy set in 1st Century Britain and the Roman Empire. This is a tale about the odyssey of a Celtic warrior princess destined to meet the great grandson of Mark Anthony and become warrior queen. This story is based on historical events and fantastical Druid powers described in Celtic mythology. The heroine’s mythological adventure incorporates fantastical elements of controlling forces of nature, shape shifting, and supernatural powers of the severed head.

Celtic Spiritual Warrior

Catrin, Celtic Spirit Warrior

Based on critique and feedback on the first unpublished novel I completed, it became clear that I needed to write another novel to start the series with the back story of the political intrigue between tribal rulers vying for political power in Britain and seeking patronage from Rome to help establish their Celtic dynasties. The first two unpublished novels in the series, APOLLO’S RAVEN and APOLLO’S RAPTURE, have been completed and are undergoing revisions. The third novel, RAVEN’S FIRE, is anticipated to be completed in 2015. Originally, my vision was to write a trilogy, but the series has potential to be expanded.

Below is a depiction of me, imagining my magical world as a Celtic druidess.

Celtic Druidess Spirit

Celtic Druidess Magical Inspiration


The series of articles which I have presented on this website, APOLLO’S RAVEN, is based on research that I have done to support the series of novels in the Celtic Spirit Warrior Chronicles. The next series of posts will provide an overview of the Celtic tribes in Britain and major rulers between the invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar in 55 – 54 BC and the final Roman conquest by Claudius in 43 AD.