What inspires a man in his seventies to become a writer? Arizona author Russ Wallace proves it’s never too late to follow your dreams. His inspiration came from an article about Zenobia who brought an army against Rome. He was intrigued and found that not many stories have been told about this extraordinary girl. After years of research he sat down and wrote the first book, Zenobia – Birth of a Legend. He has outlined up to seven books following Zenobia’s rise to power. Wallace is a 2012 IPPY award winner in Historical Fiction. Currently he is working on book two ZENOBIA –Challenging a Legend due for release later this year.
Brilliant and beautiful, ZENOBIA carried the greatest female military mind in history. Inspiring to people of all ages, Zenobia uses the skills of both a warrior and a queen to fight against injustice. The series spans her entire life from her birth to when her love of justice brought her into conflict with the strongest empire on earth - Rome.
Book one ZENOBIA- Birth of a Legend traces Zenobia’s life from age nine to fifteen, setting the stage for her amazing rise to power. It includes the beginning of her legend and her budding romances.
History buffs, young adults, young at heart, and all who search for truth and knowledge will find her story captivating as a true historical figure and one of the most fascinating women who ever lived. In the first book of the series, you’ll discover with Zenobia that living in an unjust world, you sometimes have to battle for justice.