Welcome to Vicki Kondelik's home page! I am currently working in the Monograph Cataloging Unit of the Hatcher Graduate Library at the University of Michigan, where I have also worked in the Authorities Unit and the Clements Recon Project. I have a M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in History, Latin, and Greek from Butler University.
I am the author of two historical novels (as yet unpublished), one based on the opera Tosca and one about the 16th century Roman noblewoman Beatrice Cenci.
Read the prologue to my novel about Beatrice
Cenci (The prologue might not make it into the published novel,
but it introduces you to the character.)
I love to read! Here are some links to my favorite authors:
Katherine Neville is another of my favorite authors. Her novel The
Eight is, possibly, my favorite book. Unfortunately, I could not find
a home page for her, so I decided to create one of my own:
The Unofficial Katherine
Neville Home Page
And now Katherine Neville has her own home page.
I have also written a review of The Eight; my review is very
short, but a longer one is on the way. Read my
Also, take a look at the publisher's site on Katherine
Neville's new book, The Magic Circle
Read my review of The Magic Circle
You can also read the list of my favorite
novels. Of course, this list gets longer all the time!
Here are two versions of my review of City Of Darkness, City Of
Light by Marge Piercy; I liked this historical novel of the French
Revolution very much, but not enough to put it on my list of favorite
novels. You can read the shorter version and
the longer version of this review.
I am a fan of Les Misérables, both the Victor Hugo novel and the musical. I wrote a story based on one of the characters. It was also inspired by a (much better) story by Sharon L. Taylor, editor of THE BARRICADE.
I am currently working on a website about the soprano Meta Seinemeyer.
Any questions? Comments? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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