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Nefertiti has forced Naomi to flee Amarna with Malachi and the three children. But even under the protection of Naomi’s family in Thebes, Nefertiti still hunts her and Tut. Nefertiti sends assassins to kill them, and while Naomi fights to protect the children, Malachi fights to keep her safe.
With three children in tow, one of which isn’t her own, she is labeled the harlot outcast wife of the pharaoh and is shunned. She isn’t safe among her own people, and flees from being stoned to death. Although her family protects her, she must find a way to survive.
While Naomi struggles to keep herself and Tut alive, old adversaries return as Smenkhkare takes advantage of Akhenaten’s ailing health. Naomi must rely on Horemheb’s promise to protect Tut’s birthright, but her feelings for Malachi could cause more problems with Horemheb than she expects.
Targeted Age Group: 16-30 (New Adult)
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Historical Fiction is often dry and weighed down by facts. Kiya uses facts to move the story along, but I wanted the trilogy to be an “easy” read to provoke interest in the period and history.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Keep trying. Keep learning. Be original and don’t be afraid to push limits.
Born and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing. She is currently at school studying English and Creative Writing.
Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports and be a good wife and mother. She now works as a Clerk with a lien company in Arizona to help support her family and her schooling. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Back in High School, when I first learned about the Amarna period and Kiya, I was also studying the Old Testament and Hebrew culture. Back then, there wasn’t much known about Kiya at all, and no one seemed to know where she came from or where she went. So, I thought to myself; What if she was a Hebrew, and because they were considered a “lower” people to the Egyptians they had to cover her true origins?
While doing my research, I discovered that Kiya is believed by most historians to be a Mitanni princess. Yes, this is very different to a Hebrew girl, but there are certain qualities and beliefs the Hebrew culture holds within it that I wanted her to have. So, I made up the story that Akhenaten was given a dream telling him to take her, then he made up another story saying she was created and sent by Aten.
When I constructed the timeline I wanted to cover, I realized I’d need to do it in more than one book, so split it into a trilogy.