Biography and Announcement: Historical Novel is Now Available
YouTube interview on background of novel
The Eagle and the Swan: a tale of Empress Theodora and Emperor Justinian in 6th-century Constantinople: how the swan dancer and the swineherd became rulers and revolutionaries.
Carol Strickland is a freelance writer and regular correspondent on art, architecture, and culture for The Christian Science Monitor and Art in America magazine. Her two books on art and architecture, The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern and The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture, were both Book of the Month Club selections. They have been printed in many translations. The Annotated Mona Lisa is in its second edition, having sold more than 400,000 copies and is frequently listed as amazon.com's best-selling art book. Other recent books include: The Illustrated Timeline of Art History, The Illustrated Timeline of Western Literature, Aris Kalaizis: Rubbacord, Making Sky, and Paul Waldman: Eros, Art, and Magic.
Strickland has contributed scores of feature stories on the arts, film, literature, and theater to The New York Times, as well as publications like The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and magazines like Art & Antiques, The Nation, Civilization, American Theater, Garden Design, and Downbeat. She writes feature stories on the arts for Art in America magazine and The Christian Science Monitor.
She has a Ph.D., specializing in American Literature and Culture, from the University of Michigan. Strickland is a former college professor, having worked at Stony Brook University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, Southampton College, and LaGuardia Community College. Her film scripts have been produced as documentaries and broadcast on cable television, as well as used in college curricula. Her feature-film screenplays have won prizes in national script competitions. Strickland lives and works in Long Island and New York City.
Annotated Mona Lisa has a facebook page with updates on arts happenings. Strickland contributes reflections on the current cultural scene via twitter (@carolartbeat). Her historical novel, The Eagle and the Swan, will soon be published as an enhanced eBook by Erudition Digital. It is available on amazon.com from November 7, 2013 and from the book website, http://www.theeagleandtheswan.com. The novel has a facebook page and twitter account: @eagleandtheswan.