New Realities, April 12, 2016
New Realities with Alan Steinfeld and special guest Robin Maxwell
Robin Maxwell is a bestselling author, screenwriter, and Huffington Post blogger. Specializing in women "ahead of their time", her historical fiction novels take readers straight to the heart of the period, offering fresh and unique perspectives on well known historical figures. "With Robin Maxwell, "history doesn't come more fascinating," (Entertainment weekly)
Her latest novel, ATLANTOS, Book I of the Early Erthe Chronicles, is Robin's attempt to unravel some of the greatest mysteries of the universe. It's been hailed as "A science fiction masterpiece" by Ron Shusett, the "Godfather of Hollywood Science Fiction" ("Alien" and "Total Recall") and "Thrilling" and "a brilliant read" by mega-bestselling author Graham Hancock.
JANE: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan, is at first glance a departure from historical fiction. Yet while taking one of literature's most loved and well recognized characters into a world of exotic adventure, it was only natural that Robin used her skills as a historical researcher to entwine real people and events and her life-long passion for archaeology, ancient civilizations, and the search for the "missing link" in human evolution. Set during the post-Darwinian scientific revolution at the turn of the century, Jane is a budding paleo-anthropologist with a rebellious streak who will make a discovery that will rock the world just as her own world is unexpectedly rocked by love for Tarzan of the Apes.
Her previous book, O, Juliet, fuses the classic characters of Romeo and Juliet with the historical Florentine families on which Shakespeare based his original play.
Signora da Vinci, released in 2009, tells the story of Caterina da Vinci, Leonardo's mother, a character who has been remarkably absent in most historical accounts of the era, but who nonetheless gave birth to one of the greatest geniuses of all time.
Maxwell is incredibly deft at moving like a detective through the brittle pages of history, finding the "untold" stories and then telling them from the heart. She gives new life to the stories that we learned in schools an universities . . . she is a gift to the history and the fiction world alike.
Her novels include:
JANE: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan
O, Juliet - 2010
Signora da Vinci - 2009
Mademoiselle Boleyn - 2007
To the Tower Born - 2005
The Wild Irish - 2003
Virgin: Prelude to the Throne - 2001
The Queens Bastard - 1999
The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn - 1997
Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn
YALSA list, 1997 & 1998
New York City Public Library's "Books for the Teenage" List, 1997
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