History Imagined features an interview with Cleito

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Cleito prototype

Images of Cleito are hard to find. This is an artist’s rendition of Rhea, mother of Poseidon, that I found on Pinterest. I thought it was also a good prototype for the character.

Historical fiction fan site History Imagined asked me to do an interview with Cleito for their weekly Getting into Character feature. It was a lot of fun playing a James Lipton-style talk-show host to the obscure queen of Atlantis, illuminated for the first time in my recent release Poseidon and Cleito. She was one of my very favorite characters to write, and as I hear, one of the favorites among readers. Smart, eloquent, dry-witted, and maniacally determined, she is a force to be reckoned with in the story, straddling the line between hero and villain.

You can read the interview here.

History Imagined is the creation of authors Linda Bennett Pennell, Caroline Warfield, and Becky Lower. Their blog explores many facets of historical fiction with a particular interest in strong portrayals of women.



About andrew

Andrew J. Peters writes fantasy for readers of all ages. His titles include the Werecat series, a finalist in The Romance Reviews’ Readers’ Choice Awards, Poseidon and Cleito, The City of Seven Gods, and two books for young adults: The Seventh Pleiade and Banished Sons of Poseidon. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, studied psychology at Cornell University, and spent most of his career as a social worker and an advocate for LGBT youth. He lives in New York City with his husband Genaro and their cat Chloë.

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