As you probably have figured out by now, I love archaeology and historical places. I have been on several trips with my nephew, Matt, where we have discovered many fun things that show up in my two books, The Hidden Chamber In The Great Sphinx and The Underwater Pyramid In the Bermuda Triangle. I thought you might like to see what other people are saying about my books.
The Hidden Chamber In The Great Sphinx "This was a fun take on the mysteries of the Egyptian pyramids. While it is fiction, you can tell that the author did her research in the writing of the book. Seeing that this book was geared toward kids I shared this story with my eldest and she loved it. She wanted me to keep reading from beginning to end without pause." ~Dad "This book is fascinating for any age, although it is written for young teens. I learned more facts from this than from a tour in Cairo, although the book is fiction." ~Bonnie "I have always wanted to go Egypt to experience this wonder but it was enjoyable reading this author's spin about the Sphinx. It is also refreshing to see that people do research about what they write about because it helps make the story more believable In Greek tradition, the Sphinx has the haunches of a lion, the wings of a great bird, and the face of a woman." ~Carrie "The book in an overview is about a man who moves and finds love with a widowed mother next door neighbor. He is a professor and joins in archaeological digs following in the footsteps of his dad with life long friend archaeologist. Searching out the hidden chamber in the Great Sphinx life takes so many interesting turns. Facts are sprinkled throughout and fiction." ~Life
The Underwater Pyramid In the Bermuda Triangle "Cadose is a seasoned traveler that takes you on the adventure of a lifetime! In The Underwater Pyramid in the Bermuda Triangle, Cliff Post and a few other characters from her book, The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx, return for a new adventure! I learned about so many new things while reading this book. I learned historical facts about pirates, the geography of Bimini, SCUBA diving (I'm already a certified diver and she was spot on with everything!) and I learned about ancient civilizations, new discoveries and theories. Written primarily for younger children in their middle school years (and older) this book will fascinate the minds of many and take them on an incredible journey." ~Book "The story picked up with the main character of Dr. Cliff Post, the archaeologist, who along with his adopted son, Matt and marine archaeologist, Kyle Wilson, has just discovered an under water pyramid in the Bermuda triangle just off the coast of Cuba. The discovery leads to many more finds including mummies in water tight coffins, walls with cryptic hieroglyphs and a treasure trove of other goodies.
The exploration of the pyramid also lead to a special item that proves Dr. Post's theory of aliens and the lost city of Atlantis. Of course that item gets stolen and cause a couple of twists in the story including someone getting shot! Whoa!" ~NM
I want to share with you today what one of the Summer Reading Club Ambassadors from Away We Go Media had to say about my book, "The Hidden Chamber In The Great Sphinx".
"This is a good book about Egypt. It has interesting plot twists. It also has nice character development. This story is about Dr. Cliff Post who is an American Egyptologist. He has a friend in Egypt who found a chamber in the right paw of the great sphinx. That friend invited him on a dig in Egypt, but first they must obtain a digging permit. The only problem is that there is another archeologist trying to get the permit. This other archeologist hates American archeologists digging in Egypt. He will stop at nothing to get Cliff out of the way."
Cut Marlin into 1/2-inch squares. In non-metallic container combine the fish and 1 cup lime juice. Let marinate for 30 minutes in refrigerator.
Drain and discard lime juice. Transfer the fish to a mixing bowl. In bowl combine Marlin with 1 tablespoon lime juice and the remaining ingredients. Toss well and chill for at least an hour or as long as overnight. Remove bay leaves. Serve cold in chilled glasses or on lettuce lined plates.
In 2008, I took my favorite traveling companion, my nephew, Matt on a cruise to the Hawaiian Islands.
Getting there was not easy. We flew from Boston to Chicago. Our connecting flight was to fly from Chicago to Honolulu. We nearly missed the connection. Our Boston to Chicago flight was delayed landing in Chicago.
As a result, my nephew and I had to run through O’Hare terminal to get to our connecting flight.
It was a wild run. It reminded me of the old O.J. Simpson commercial where he runs through an airport terminal.
When we landed in Honolulu, we were transported by bus to the dock where we boarded the Pride of America.
Once on the ship we were escorted to the Presidential Suite and introduced to our butler.
It was wonderful to have a butler; he booked all of our shore excursions.
The room had a large living room, a bedroom, a full bathroom and a balcony with a hot tub on it.
The ship was spectacular with many different restaurants serving many different kinds of cuisine. The ship also had a casino, swimming pools and a theater.
We went on many different shore excursions. One was to the Botanical gardens. There were many exotic flowers there including the lobster claw.
The most memorable shore excursion was the trip to Volcano National Park on the big island of Hawaii.
There live volcanoes spew molten lava from their craters.
The Pyramid of the Sun is the third largest pyramid in the world.
It was constructed between 1 A.D. and 250 A.D.
It is located next to the Pyramid of the Moon in Teotihuacan, Mexico.
The location of the two pyramids was considered a holy place, where the ancients believed the universe was created.
There is a cave under the Pyramid of the Sun, which was the site of religious ceremonies.
The Pyramid was discovered shortly after 1900, but the cave wasn't found until the 1970′s.
The pyramid is 200 feet tall. The foundation is a square and each side of the square is 730 feet long.
The perimeter of the Pyramid of the Sun is exactly equal to the perimeter of the Great Pyramid in Giza.
This begs the question, were the designers of the Pyramid of the Sun the same beings as the designers of the Great Pyramid?
Oceanographer Paulina Zelitsky discovered a sunken city on the Cuban shelf in 2000.
This city contains three underwater pyramids, buildings and roads.
It was discovered using side scanning sonar. This type of sonar uses sound waves to image the ocean floor.
Researchers theorize that the city sunk after an earthquake 2000 years ago.
The discovery proves that North Americans arrived earlier than thought and that they did not arrive via the Bering Strait.
This agrees with the findings of British archaeologists who discovered human tracks that were 40,000 years old.
The pyramids in the sunken city are 8000 to 10000 years old which predates the Egyptian pyramids which are 3000 to 5000 years old.
The city is located at a depth of 2200 feet, which is too deep for scuba divers to explore. The sunken city is being explored by Remote Operated Video (ROV).
An expedition is being planned which will be funded by National Geographic.
Off the coast of Japan, there is an ancient city which covers 311 miles. This city has been dated to 8000 B.C.
The oldest pyramid in Egypt, which the Step Pyramid is dated to 3000 B.C.
The interesting thing about this find is that it appears to be as old as the underwater city off Cuba, which was discovered by Paulina Zelitsky.
Near the Island of Yonaguni, scuba divers found an underwater pyramid in 100 feet of water.
The building is 240 feet long.
The archaeological find covers eight separate locations.
The archaeological record for Japan is traced back to the Neolithic period 9000 years ago.. Nothing in that time frame suggests the the Japanese of the period had the technology to build the structures such as the ones in the underwater pyramid.
Jim Mower, an archaeologist at University College, London, said, “If it is confirmed that the site is as old as 10000 years and is man-made, then this is going to change an awful lot of the previous thinking on southeast Asian history. It would put the people on a par with the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley.”
Before I became a children’s book author, I was a Registered Respiratory Therapist. When the Blizzard of 78 struck, I was on duty at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston.
The Blizzard was supposed to be a six inch snowfall. Instead, it was a winter hurricane that dropped more than 25 inches of snow on the Boston area.
When I was on duty, my Medical Director asked me to retrieve some articles in the basement.
When I came back to the eighth floor of the Farley building which was where the Respiratory Department was located, there was a total whiteout.
Normally, when someone looked out the windows of the department, he/she could see Fenway Park and the Green Monster.
Looking to the left, one could see the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square.
On that day, you couldn't see anything. I was frightened.
The city was paralyzed for an entire week. On the following Saturday, Governor Mike Dukakasis gave everyone with a suburban address on their driver’s license permission to go home.
The week was surreal. If you looked out the windows when the snow finally stopped, it looked like a scene from a World War II movie on the late show.
Two troop carriers were parked on Longwood Avenue. A military helicopter flew overhead.
National Guard troops were in the cafeteria ready to assist us.
Luckily, two of the nurses that I worked with had apartments around the corner. Respiratory therapists staked out a section of the living room floor to sleep on.
We staffed the department by having one therapist work the night shift for the week. One therapist worked the day and evening shifts for the week. The third therapist stayed in the department to wash and sterilize the equipment.
Family members were stranded and the hospital put them up. Food in the cafeteria was free.
I was a respiratory therapist for many years; thank God this was my first and last experience with a disaster.