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Russ Wallace

Russ Wallace, author of the Zenobia Book Series 

Russ Wallace won an IPPY Bronze Award in Historical Fiction for his first novel, Zenobia - Birth of a Legend. 


Book two, Zenobia - Challenging a Legend is now available and receving great reviews. "Narrated by Wallace with enormous spirit and a very sharp ear for dialogue...bursting with engaging secondary characters and the believable deepening of Zenobia’s personality. I very much look forward to further novels in this series." -Historical Novel Society


Zenobia, one of the deadliest and most fascinating women of history, comes to life in Russ's series about her. Currently, Russ is working on future releases in the Zenobia Book Series.


Additionally, Russ is writing Deluge, a historical novel about the pre-Flood society, Noah, his family, and the cataclysmic end of that world. 


For more information on the Zenobia Book Series visit: 

Twitter @Zenobiaseries



If you would like to interview Russ Wallace or need additional information please email 


Geode Press LLC





Russ Wallace, author of the Zenobia Book Series, is life-long student of history, religion, politics, and social issues. As an instructor, he came to value the critical thinking so necessary to navigate the minefields of propaganda while searching for truths.


As a world traveler, Russ learned the opposing views and prejudices underlying many of the problems in human society, ancient and modern.


He employs a vivid imagination to fill in the life of Zenobia, a real historical figure and one of the most fascinating women who ever lived. He is working on future books in the Zenobia book series.


Get to know Russ better. Here's 12 random facts:


  1. Russ loves humor. You might even consider him an amateur stand-up comedian. Whenever opportunity allows he loves to share this talent with others. Russ’s wife Ruth says when they cruise Russ enjoys doing his stand-up comedy on talent night.

  2. Russ was a string cheese sales person, he had a cleaning business but most of his life he designed and built houses. All before he was a writer, of course. 

  3. Russ is a great gardener and landscaper- wherever he lives you are sure to find lots of trees, plants, and flowers all around.

  4. We say Russ is a world traveler and we mean it, he has visited over 37 different countries.

  5. Favorite food? Peanut Butter

  6. Favorite movie? Gone with the Wind

  7. Favorite book? Bible

  8. Russ grew up in the suburbs of Chicago

  9. Russ loves finding good deals and is a garage-sale-enthusiast

  10. One of his favorite vacation spots is Hawaii

  11. Russ & Ruth have been married for over 51 years

  12. Favorite candy as a kid was Butterfingers but these days he likes dark chocolate and nuts.



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