Welcome to the scriptorium of Anne Marie Gazzolo and the publisher, Of Ages Past!

I am a word warrior. I came out of the womb with a pen in one hand and a book in another. From my imprint, Of Ages Past, I publish non-fiction books exploring Middle-earth, and my also own epic fantasies about heroes who courageously embrace their callings. Through their examples, I arm readers with the weapons of hope, faith, trust, courage, friendship, loyalty, beauty, truth, and selfless love, so they can win their own battles against devouring darkness. Watch for The Storm Chronicles coming in 2021!  

I have my Master’s Degree in Language and Literature from Signum University. I am the author of Moments of Grace and Spiritual Warfare in The Lord of the Rings, which also includes a chapter on The Hobbit; Chosen: The Journeys of Bilbo and Frodo of the Shire; and The Long Way Home, a series of poems about an epic quest and its aftermath.

I love ancient and medieval British history. I believe in the innocence of Richard III; in the Loch Ness monster; and that Mary, Queen of Scots had no involvement in the murder of her second husband. I wonder what really happened to the Princes in the Tower and who or what caused the death of Amy Robsart. The Arthurian world of post-Roman Britain is another budding interest. I lament there is no TARDIS around to visit all these exciting times! 

I am the proud aunt of 11 and great-aunt of 6. Life is good!