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Vivian Craig, G. Anton's General Manager, has the primary responsibility for identifying and selecting prospective publishing properties. Ms. Craig states:

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G. Anton Publishing and GABE Advisors, LLC
Announce Publication of
Hannibal's Niece
Recipient of the Defining KarmaTM Grant for Literature
         Early in 2016, G. Anton Publishing formed an alliance with GABE Advisors, LLC to                  promote a grant program seeking previously unpublished stories from aspiring and                      established authors. The program is designed around the concept entitled Defining Karma™.
         Numerous submissions were reviewed for grant consideration, and we are delighted to            announce the Defining Karma™ Grant for Literature has been awarded to Anthony R. Licata        for his outstanding historical novel Hannibal's Niece.
         GABE Advisors is acting in the capacity of literary agent and G. Anton Publishing is                  providing the resources to take Mr. Licata's novel to print completion as well as managing            marketing and promotion. We anticipate a June 2017 publication date for Hannibal's Niece.
         "We are thrilled to have been introduced to Mr. Licata's novel through the GABE Advisors        grant program, and it is extremely gratifying to have the opportunity to assist him in bringing        Hannibal's Niece to life. We're looking forward to finding more such hidden gems as                      submissions to the Defining Karma™ program continue.
                                                                                       Vivian Craig
                                                                                       General Manager - G. Anton Publishing

Ever since seeing the movie Spartacus as a kid, Anthony (Tony) Licata has been hooked on the Roman Empire—reading and studying Roman history and following it in the popular culture.Throughout his career, Tony has been a committed student of European and American history as well. These interests, coupled with several visits to Italy and Spain, led to his desire to write the historical novel Hannibal’s Niece.

 A graduate of MacMurray College and Harvard Law School, Mr. Licata has built a successful law practice specializing in commercial real estate. He is Partner-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister.

Tony lives with his wife in Highland Park, Illinois, and has a daughter living in Chicago with her husband.


Author of Hannibal's Niece

200 BC.  Hannibal, the fearsome champion of Carthage, has been marauding throughout Roman territory behind his trained war elephants for years. Scipio, a handsome young Roman general driven by a desire to avenge his father’s death at Carthaginian hands, takes up the fight against Hannibal’s brother, Hasdrubal, in Spain.  He sweeps the Carthaginians from  the field with dramatic new tactics.

When the Romans seize Hasdrubal’s harem, Scipio takes the finest woman to his own quarters. The stunning Vibiana, however, turns out to be no mere harem girl—she is Hannibal’s own niece! Scipio soon finds himself bewitched by Vibiana’s charm and beauty, which could well be his undoing.

Scipio develops a plan to bring the war back to Carthage, despite plots brewing against him within his own Roman Senate. While Scipio makes treaties with African kings and executes innovative strategies on the battlefield, his love for Hannibal’s niece will come to drive his decisions in ways that shock those closest to him and threaten to rock the foundations of Roman society.

This epic story sweeps across the battlefields of Europe and Africa in a riveting tale of love and war, alliance and betrayal, political machinations and intrigue, bringing history to life with unforgettable grandeur.

From the Very Windy City to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Chicago, April 3, 2017:  G. A. Beller's outstanding novel now being turned into a screenplay.

Once again, Chicago is front and center, as an adaptation of Beller's gripping depiction of characters and events surrounding the meteoric rise of America's first African-American President is underway. It is anticipated NOT BLACK AND WHITE will be produced as a made-for-television series. 

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(G. Anton Publishing/Chicago - November 17, 2015)

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See the Five Star Reviews

From the sensation of a slavegirl's silk gown to the strategies of a master general, Hannibal's Niece engages all your senses as it provides an authentic and captivating look at love, war, and politics in Ancient Rome.
               Lori Andrews—Author
               The Alex Blake Mystery Series

Anthony R. Licata’s Hannibal’s Niece is a must-read historical novel. Licata’s knowledge of this period in time and his attention to detail are masterful, and brilliantly demonstrated in his exceptional writing and storytelling.
              G. A. BellerAuthor
               NOT BLACK AND WHITE: From the Very Windy City to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue