Known for such Agatha and Anthony Award-winning novels as, respectively, Naked Once More and Trojan Gold, this American author of mystery novels, thrillers, and works of Gothic fiction also published several acclaimed nonfiction works, including Amelia Peabody’s Egypt: A Compendium and Two Thousand Years in Rome.
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|FULL NAME:||Barbara Mertz|
|BIRTH DATE:||September 29, 1927|
|AGE:||92 years old|
Barbara Mertz is a Novelist. A native of Illinois, she later settled in Maryland. She created her Elizabeth Peters pen name by combining the names of her two children, Elizabeth and Peter Mertz. After earning a Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago, she wrote her first nonfiction book, Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs, in 1964. Her first novel, The Master of Blacktower, was published two years later.
DID YOU KNOW Writing under the pen name of Elizabeth Peters, she penned the popular Amelia Peabody, Vicky Bliss, and Jacqueline Kirby adventure and mystery series. Using the alternate pseudonym of Barbara Michaels, she wrote the Someone in the House Series and the Georgetown Trilogy.
FACT Actress Barbara Stanwyck starred in a television movie based on Mertz’s 1968 novel Ammie Come Home.
Currently, Barbara Mertz is 92 years old. She will celebrate her 93rd birthday on a Thursday, September 29th. Below we countdown to her upcoming birthday.
Barbara Mertz’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, Libra’s life pursuit is to be consistent and a secret desire to live an easy, uncomplicated life. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are: cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, avoids confrontations, will carry a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra are Aries, Sagittarius.
Barbara Mertz was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are popular because they’re sincere and avoid conflict. Though they’re sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances. This year is the year of the .
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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