I was 10 years old when my mother bought me a picture book on Ancient Egypt. From that moment on, I was obsessed with history - how people once lived, what religion or beliefs informed their society, and how a particular historical era ended. I have a B.A. (Hons) degree in History and studied ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Israel; as well as medieval history, the British empire and the era of colonialism, Russian history, Australian history, and modern America. I taught History before becoming a writer. I am also interested in the history of science and have an MA in Chaos & Complexity Science.
I have been fortunate enough to travel to some intriguing places: Bhutan, Namibia, Mozambique, Nicaragua. In each destination, I find spectacular examples of historical sites; myths and legends; and amazing stories of heroic explorers. History is alive and well wherever you look.
I also write historical fiction and poetry. Visit kvmartins.com
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