Welcome

The Saint's Mistress, Kathryn BashaarThanks for visiting my site! ¬†This site exists¬†generally because I love books, and more specifically because, in 2007, I was overcome by a passion to write a specific book, which became The Saint’s Mistress.

Of course, this site includes information about how to order The Saint’s Mistress, and I hope you will order the book and love reading it as much as I loved writing it.

I will also post to my blog about how I came to write the book, and the interesting things that I learned in the course of my historic research – about the late Roman Empire, the rise of Christianity, and about Saint Augustine himself, whom I came to love as I studied him.

I will occasionally publish some of my shorter works of fiction on this site as well. I particularly enjoy exploring questions of faith in my writing. ¬†I am a Christian, but I live in faith and questioning, not in certainty, so I write from the questions, never from the answers. ¬†Don’t look for pat literalism here. ¬†But if you think that a robust engagement with God includes more questions than answers, or if you just enjoy historical fiction, then you and I are kindred souls and I hope you’ll visit this site often and feel free to comment. ¬†I’d love to hear from you!