I’m a life-long history lover and a writer of historical fiction. My debut novel The Greenest Branch is a fictionalized account of the life of Hildegard of Bingen. Book I of a two-part series set to come out in June 2018, it explores not just the historical figure known for her achievements as a physician, philosopher and composer, but a flesh-and-blood woman with desires and struggles of her own. The first two chapters of the manuscript (under a working title) appeared in the October 2017 issue of Embark, a literary journal for novelists: https://embarkliteraryjournal.com/issues/issue-2-october-2017/in-the-warmth-of-the-sun-p-k-adams/
In my free time I practice yoga, travel to Scotland, and read historical fiction by Ken Follet, CJ Sansom, Umberto Eco, Hilary Mantel, and many others. My all-time favorite writers are Italo Calvino, Luigi Pirandello and Alberto Moravia.
Before I started writing creatively, I had published several articles on international relations. Below are links to a few of them:
Reluctant to Lead: The Lebanese Conflict and the EU’s Common Security Policy http://yalejournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/072201podrazik.pdf
Who Really Lost the Georgian War
Portugal Faces Bold and Ambitious Agenda at the Start of its EU Presidency (co-written with Julianne Smith)