Friday, December 18, 2015

By Popular Demand: Resources Used for Writing Kiss of the Virgin Queen

In my Author's Note for Kiss of the Virgin Queen, I indicated I spent over four (4) researching this story. Intrigued by this telling, many readers have requested the resources I used for creating Kiss of the Virgin Queen. So, by popular demand, I give you my list of books, films, and articles. Enjoy!

Ameen, A.  (2005).  Edited by Ahad, A.  Trans. by Al-Khattab.  The Jinn and Human Sickness: Remedies in the Light of the Qur'aan and Sunnah. London, Houston, New York: Darussalam.

Ausubel, N. (1975).  The Treasury of Jewish Folklore.  New York: Crown Publishers, Inc.

Azimabadi, B. (2009).  The World of Angels.  New Delhi, India: Adam Publishers and Distributors.

Capt, E.R., (1999).  King Solomon's Temple.  Muskogee, Oklahoma: Artisan Publishers.

Clapp, N.  (2001).   Sheba: Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen.  New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Coogan, M. (2001).  The New Oxford Annotated Bible, Third Edition. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press.

Cowley, A. E., and Ad. Neubauer. (2008). Original Hebrew of a Portion of Ecclesiasticus.  Forgotten Books.

Davis-Kimballm J., and Mona Behan. (2002). Warrior Women: An Archeologist's Search for History's Hidden Heroines. New York, New York: Time Warner Company.

Drieskens, B.  (2008). Living with Djinns: Understanding and Dealing with the Invisible Cairo.  London, California, Beirut: Saqi Books.

El-Zein, A.  (2009). Islam, Arabs, and The Intelligent World of the Jinn and Devils. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press.

Goldish, M.  (2003).  Spirit Possession in Judiasm: Cases and Contexts from the Middle Ages. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press.

Graves, R., and Raphael Patai.  Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis. New York: Greenwich House. 

Grossfeld, B., (1991).  The Aramaic Bible, The Two Targums of Esther. Vol. 18. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press.

Guiley, R.  (2013).  The Djinn Connection: The Hidden Links Between Djinn, Shadow People, ETs, Nephilim, Archons, Reptilians and Other Entities.  New Milford, Connecticut: Visonary Living, Inc.

Guiley, R., and Philip J. Imbrogno. (2011) The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agendas of Genies.  Woodbury, Minnesota: Llewellyn Publications.

Hanauer, J.E., edited by Marmaduke Pickthall.  (2007). Folk-lore of the Holy Land.  London: BiblioBazaar

Hancock, G. (1992). The Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

Jawaid, M.  (2006).  Secrets of Angels, Demons, Satan, and Jinns: Decoding their Nature through Quran and Science.  USA:

Kripal, J.  (2010).  Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred. Chicago & London. The University of Chicago Press.

Lebling, R.  (2010).  Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar. United Kingdom: I. B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.

Leeman, B. (2005). Queen of Sheba and Biblical Scholarship. Queensland, Australia: Queensland Academic Press.

Newson, C., and Sharon H. Ringe. (1998).  Women's Bible Commentary - expanded. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press. 

Owadally, M. (2003).  The Ring of King Sulaiman (A.S.).  Lumpur, Kuala: A.S. Noordeen.

Patai, R. (1990).  The Hebrew Goddess Third Enlarged Edition.  Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press.

Patai, R. (1992).  Robert Graves and the Hebrew Myths: A Collaboration.  Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press.

Phillips, A. (2007).  The Exorcist Tradition in Islam.  Birmingham, United Kingdom: Al-Hidaayah Publishing & Distribution  Ltd.

Plaut, G. (ed.,)  (1981). The Torah: A Modern Commentary.  New York: Union of American Hebrew Congregations.

Pope, M., (1977). Song of Songs. The Anchor Yale Bible. New Haven & London: Yale University Press.

Pritchard, J. (ed.).  (1974). Solomon & Sheba. London: Phaidon Press Limited.

Scholem, G. (1978).  Zohar: The Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah. New York: Schocken Books.

Sellassie, H. & Ullendorff, E. (Trans). (1999). The Autobiography of Haile Sellassie II: My Life and Ethiopia's Progress, 1892-1937. Chicago, IL: Research Associates School Times Publications, Frontline Dist. Int'l, Inc.

Solomon, K., F.C. Coneybeare and Mikhail Tank (2008) The Testament of Solomon.  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Solomon, K., (2008).  The Key of Solomon the King: Translated from Ancient Manuscripts in the British Museum.  Forgotten Books.

Sonsino, R., and Daniel B. Syme. (1994) What Happens After I Die? Jewish Views of Life After Death. Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson Inc.

Sulaiman al-Ashqar, U.  (1998) Trans. by Jamaal al-Din M. Zarabozo.  The World of the Jinn and Devils.  Boulder, CO: Al-Basheer Company for Publications  and Translations.

Trachtenberg, J.  (1977) Jewish Magic and Superstition: A Study in Folk Religion.  New York: Atheneum.

Ward, R., Kathleen L. Kiernan and Daniel Mabrev.  (2006).  Homeland Security: An Introduction. Cincinnati, OH: Anderson Publishing.

Hall, P., Roeg, N., Young, R., Markowitz, R., Sargent, J. (Directors). (2005). David. The Bible Collection.  [DVD] USA: Turner Home Entertainment.

Reece, C., Mitchell, T, Spencer, C. (Directors). (2014). The Bible. [DVD] USA: Twentieth Century Fox.

Young, R. (Director). (2000). The Bible: Solomon. [DVD] USA: Lionsgate Studio.


Crouch, G. (2003). Caves of Oman. National Geographic, 203 (4), 38-55.

Donecker, S. (2012). The Werewolves of Livonia: Lycanthropy and Shape-shifting in Scholarly Texts, 1550-1720. Preternature, 1 (2), 289-322.

Lichtenwald, T.G. & Perri, F.S. (2011). Smuggling Tunnels: The Case for Transnational Analysis. Inside Homeland Security. 9 (1), 52-69.

McCrindle, J.W. (Trans. & Ed.). (1897). Cosmas Indicopleustes: Trade in Ethiopia. From The Christian Topography of Cosmas, an Egyptian Monk, 49-54.

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