My cognomen here is Alauda – Latin for “Lark”, but my real name is Richard Crockett. I am an artist who lives, alas, in Los Angeles.
One day, I needed a break from painting and drawing, so I decided to do some writing, and the writing grew into a novel. It takes place in Roman times during the reign of Augustus.
In the writing, in an effort to give my characters a Roman voice, ...