I am still amazed by the beautiful cover and illustrations by outstanding artist, Bill Mayer. Seriously, check out his site because his work is consistently stunning.
The joy of working on a book like Warrior Queens was not just diving deep into the stories of queens I already knew something about (Hatshepsut, Artemisia, Boudicca, Zenobia), but learning more about kick-butt queens that I’d never heard of, such as Amanirenas of Nubia and the Trung Sisters of ancient Vietnam. There are many more amazing fighting queens in the world, of course, but these six captured my heart.
You can meet them below or ask your local library to get a copy of the book for you or the young history nerd in your life: