Hi Fatima, first of all, could you tell us a bit about yourself.
Well, I originally began my career as an archaeologist. I worked in the Middle East, southern Europe and Britain, before taking on teaching. I’ve always loved writing, although it was almost impossible for me to dedicate my time to it while working in a busy secondary school. Only four years ago I took the massive leap into the unknown by resigning and taking up the pen. Actually, I’d enrolled full time back into university to complete my postgrad studies – a Master of Philosophy in Ancient History (I’m a Roman specialist) – when during the summer break this incredible story popped into my head. It comes out in print at the end of August. So, for the time being, my MPhil is on hold.