Novel: The Perfumer of Ashur

When a heartbroken but headstrong temple assistant in the 13th century BC Mesopotamian land of Ashur is befriended by the king and promoted to the palace perfumery, her intoxicating creations will change her future. But now with the king going mad, her closest friend in danger, and her competitor’s jealousy threatening to derail her innovations, Tapputi’s initial success is turning into a devastating challenge: She must harness her faith and risk everything in the pursuit of a perfume with the power to save those she loves.

The Perfumer of Ashur, a work of historical fiction, explores the imagined life of Tapputi Belatekallim, the world’s first, documented, female chemist and perfumer.