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Bill Gresens

Barbara Mertz (Elizabeth Peters) by Bill Gresens

September 1, 2013

Barbara Mertz (Elizabeth Peters) (September 29, 1927—August 8, 2013) It is with great sadness that the literary world learned that Barbara Mertz, perhaps better known by her pen names Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels, passed away on August 8, 2013,…


Lyn Hamilton by Bill Gresens

March 1, 2010

Lyn Hamilton (August 4, 1944—September 10, 2009) I was saddened to learn recently that one of my favorite authors had passed away within the past few months.  Lyn Hamilton was a talented, witty writer who created a sympathetic and believable…


Youth Archaeology Book Reviews by Bill Gresens

June 1, 2005

A number of people (well, okay-one or two) have asked about reviews of children’s fiction that incorporates archaeological themes. I hope to do one or two reviews per year of such books-once I begin to get more familiar with the…