"She Who Was King"
She Who Was King

by Wendy Lozano
NY: Ballantine, 1980

A romanticized biography of Hatshepsut, female pharaoh of Egypt during the 18th dynasty. A powerful ruler who commanded armies, forged twenty years of peace, and built one of the most beautiful temples in the world, Hatshepsut died almost as many years before Cleopatra was born as Cleopatra did before we were born. The book is long out of print, but click on the cover to read loose translations of poetry from that period. Some day they will appear there.

Sweet Abandon
by Wendy Lozano
NY: Avon, 1980

"Sweet Abandon"

This historical romance is also out of print. It is set in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the late 17th century, during the time just before “King Phillips War.”┬áThere is absolutely no intellectual justification for this bodice-ripper. I wrote it to see if I could, and discovered writing it was fun. It also helped pay for graduate school.