Category: Jean’s Books

That is what I recall from the day I was raped by Agostino Tassi . . . .

It is my experience that life’s way is more often thrown from an accustomed path by unheralded jolts.

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Christine de Pisan, an Early Renaissance Poet.

Some scholars call Christine de Pisan the first feminist writer for good reason.


The Unheralded Jolt

I call a life-changing experience an ‘Unheralded Jolt’. It’s dramatic, and worthy of us, don’t you think? The fact is, I can’t take complete credit for it because I was inspired by the great Italian Baroque artist, Artemisia Gentileschi. I


Michelangelo and Caravaggio

Last week, an article on the first page of the New York Times announced that Michelangelo is out and Caravaggio is in.  Of course, we don’t have to read it to know that Michelangelo will never be out, but the idea


Backstage on Kindle

Backstage at the White House is now available on Kindle.  You may have to look for it, but, I assure you, it’s there.  I watched my daughter download it as the first selected novel on her new Kindle.  It was


Michelangelo and Caravaggio and Artemisia

Does a woman’s search for self begin with a jolt? Does a Sleeping Beauty only fully awaken when she cannot go back to sleep?


ForeWord Clarion Review of my novel BACKSTAGE AT THE WHITE HOUSE!

Katerie Prior for BackForeWord CLARION Reviews. “Backstage at the White House is a fascinating novel sure to keep readers longing for a sequel.”

ForeWord CLARION Reviews.

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