Modern adventures – Ancient mysteries –Escapist fiction
Hi. I’m the author of escapist fiction series: “Meredith Pink’s Adventures in Egypt”, available in both Kindle and paperback at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, as well as other Amazon and ebook sites.
They’re a blend of modern adventure story and ancient Egyptian mystery, with a sprinkling of romance and humour; all set in the fabled land of the pharaohs.
The inspiration for Carter’s Conundrums came standing inside his house which opened to the public as a museum late in 2009. For a long time I had the place to myself… And it got me thinking… What if I were to be trapped in here…?…what secrets might it reveal to me….?
Tutankhamun’s Triumph picks up where Carter’s Conundrums ends and explores some of the mysteries surrounding the fabled Armana period of ancient Egypt and Tutankhamun’s role in burying some “precious jewels”.
Hatshepsut’s Hideaway continues the modern adventure while delving further back into Egyptian history. The female pharaoh Hatshepsut, to me, is the most fascinating. For my mystery I chose to focus on whether her courtier Senenmut was more than just a good friend and why Thutmosis III left it twenty years to seek to obliterate Hatshepsut from the king-list.
Farouk’s Fancies is set just before the events of the summer of 2013 which saw President Mohammed Morsi removed from office. It’s asks whether the Dead Sea Scrolls might perhaps have proved some link between the Bible and Pharaonic history.
Akhenaten’s Alibi picks up a couple of months after Farouk’s Fancies finishes. Set during the turbulent events of the coup d’etat, which removed President Morsi from office, this story explores whether the pharaoh Akhenaten was similarly forced to abdicate his position.
Seti’s Secret is my take on the Exodus story. It explores the links between the Amarna period in Egypt and the ‘Greatest Story Ever Told’, and puts forward a new identity for Biblical Moses, who grew up as a royal prince in Egypt. There’s a treasure map thrown in for good measure.
Belzoni’s Bequest moves the action to the British Museum in London. Giovanni Belzoni, once a circus strongman, was one of the earliest explorers of Egypt, travelling there in the early 1800s. Remarkably, his wife travelled with him, and had adventures of her own. Is it possible it was more than just the temples and tombs of ancient Egypt they dug out of the sand.
Nefertari’s Narrative takes Merry back to Egypt to follow in the footsteps of the Belzonis, while also exploring the origins of Queen Nefertari, the favourite wife of Ramses II. In 2016, Nefertari’s tomb in the Valley of the Queens was opened to the public for the first time since World War II. The story asks whether its possible Nefertari, who never claimed royal titles was nevertheless descended from the royal house.
Ramses’ Riches continues Merry’s mission to retrace Giovanni Belzoni’s adventures in Egypt and Nubia. This time, the destination is Abu Simbel, where Belzoni famously dug the Great Temple of Ramses II from the sand. This time, the story explores the epic story of Helen of Troy, and whether she was ever in Egypt. There’s also a link to a more recent slice of – British – history.
As you can see, I love ancient Egyptian mysteries. Are there more undiscovered royal tombs? What riddles does the Sphinx pose? Are the pyramids aligned with the stars? I hope my protagonists Merry and Adam can grapple with some of these questions and provide an enjoyable lighthearted read at the same time.
I’m also the author of “Shades of Gray” (no, not that one !!). Mine’s a romantic family saga, written under the name of Fiona Wilson and also available on Kindle or in paperback via Amazon. Click here to find out more or buy now.
As for me…I work full time. I write in my spare time.
I live in Kent, England, with my two impish Burmese cats.