Pat Wagner views her Biblical-era novels, “The Lily and the Lyre” and “The Prophetess and The Prodigal,” as doors to time machines where you’ll enter the world of first-century women and men. Experience their joys and fears through their eyes.

To aid in the accuracy of her depiction of ancient Rome and Judea, she studies the writings of the Roman writers, Tacitus and Suetonius, and the Jewish historian, Josephus.

Along with her husband, Bob, she loves dogs! She takes great pleasure in the companionship of their two adorable canine pals, their sheltie Peanut and jackapoo, Missy.