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Jasper Burns is the author and illustrator of many books dealing with history and natural science. His nonfiction titles include Great Women of Imperial Rome: Mothers and Wives of the Caesars (Routledge, 2006) as well as five books about fossils and fossil collecting (e.g. Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991). He is also the author of the standard numismatic reference to late Medieval Irish pennies, two books of poetry, and a novel about the ancient Roman emperor Tiberius and his first wife (Vipsania: A Roman Odyssey, Pietas Publications, 2006). His novel about Bulla Felix, the “Roman Robin Hood,” has been completed and will soon be available. Mr. Burns lives in Waynesboro, Virginia.

  1. Philip permalink

    You’ve done a lot more than I’ve been aware of. You’re very modest – I would boast of doing so much work!!! – Philip

  2. Hey there, Jasper! Thanks for your “Like” on my blog post. Hope you and Maia are well and warm!
    All best,

  3. Kathy mills permalink

    Hey ole minden days buddy, I’m blown away by the work you’ve done…how are u and Maia?

  4. Hi Jasper, I just discovered your old Fossil hunting book. LOVING it! Thanks so much for putting that together. Do you still fossil hunt?

    • Hi Kristen. Thanks for your kind remarks about my book. After many years of not doing much collecting, I got back into the field this spring and even found a couple of new localities. I’m hoping to fill in some gaps in my collecting now that I’m retired. My best to you! Jasper

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