Writing the biographical novel "I, the Sun" was one of my greatest challenges and joys. When I read the first-person annals written by this king, he spoke to me like no other. My greatest satisfaction, once the work was done and sold to a publisher, came in a letter from ORM Gurney, who remarked to my then-publisher, Bantam, that "The author must be a student of Gutterbock's. She is familiar with every aspect of Hittite culture."
This book brought me more than a challenge in scholarship. Suppiluliumas was a brilliant leader, strategist, tactician; a passionate lover who fathered more than 40 "kings." His story brought the ancient world to life for me, and I hope it will for you. I have written, created, and edited mover 40 books, and I, the Sun remains a favorite.