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Kathy Kelley

Kathy Kelley has spent 30 years making a living writing advertising copy and articles about environmental science, occasionally writing comedy on the side. None of this sufficiently prepared her for writing a novel set in ancient Rome, but inexplicably, she set out to do just that. Her influences? A visit to Pompeii in the 1990s, and a fascination with such accessible historical novels as Anita Diamont's The Red Tent and Geraldine Brooks' Year of Wonders. Kathy lives in Chicago with her husband...See more