One thing that I love about Lee--besides that she and I both attended Oxford though at different times-- is that she not only weaves historical fact and biblical truth into her stories but she also provides formidable research at the back of each book. That recounting of facts and revealing of research is nearly as delicious as the tale itself.
Here's what she says about her research and the tale of Sheba:
- You are known for your meticulous research. How did researching Legend of Sheba differ from your other books?
- What do we actually know about the Queen of Sheba?
- What do we actually know about King Solomon—I understand that the academic opinion varies quite a lot from the biblical account.
- The queen is a very minor character in the scope of the biblical narrative, but you assert that her famous visit to King Solomon is vitally important in the scope of Old Testament history. Why?
- I understand you created a special bonus for your readers with Legend of Sheba. Can you tell us more about that?
About Tosca Lee
“One of the most gifted novelists writing today.” —Steven James, best-selling author.
Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of Iscariot; Demon: A Memoir; Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times best-seller Ted Dekker (Forbidden, Mortal and Sovereign). Her highly anticipated seventh novel, The Legend of Sheba, releases September 9, 2014.
Tosca received her B.A. in English and International Relations from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts with studies at Oxford University. She is a lifelong world adventure traveler and makes her home in the Midwest. To learn more about Tosca, visit www.toscalee.com.