Tammie Painter


As you may have guessed from the tagline above, I’m a writer who likes to paint. Or am I a painter who likes to write? Either way, toss the occasional hand-knit cat sweater into the mix and that’s my world.

Below you’ll find some of my latest and greatest news and reviews, but don’t let that keep you from exploring the rest of the site or from kicking back and reading my blog.


coverfinaljpgMy debut novel The Trials of Hercules: Book One of the Osteria Chronicles is now available through a variety of online retailers and through distributors such as Baker & Taylor, Ingram and Overdrive. To learn more and to read a sample, please visit the book’s page on this website.

WritePaintCreate is open for business. There’s a bit of scaffolding still up at my Etsy shop, but since it’s a virtual store, there’s no need to worry about a hammer falling on your head. WritePaintCreate is a great place to avoid those pesky middlemen by purchasing my books and art directly from me.

The WritePaintCreate shop is also the only place where you can purchase Special Collector’s Editions of The Trials of Hercules. There’s only four of these left, so if you love collectible packages, you may want to grab one before they’re gone.

Reviews for The Trials of Hercules

I have been truly humbled by and amazed at the wealth of positive responses early readers have given The Trials of Hercules. Here’s a little sample…

  • This book was a pleasant surprise!  I was immediately pulled in within the first few pages.”
  • “I think this book should be rated as one of the top ten books of the year. I can’t emphasize enough how good this book was and how much I enjoyed reading it.
  • “For anyone who enjoys fantasy or history this is a book for you! An outstanding book! Very well written, engaging and truly a fun and enjoyable book to read.”
  • “It is interesting to get an inside look into the minds of the gods and realize that they may be powerful, but also more human than expected.”
  • “This book has many human ideals like heroism, corruption, love, and vindictiveness. I recommend everyone to read this.”


  • 4 November – Election day (finally, the end of all those stupid political ads)
  • 11 November – Veteran’s Day
  • 12 November – Expected completion date of Draft #3 of The Voyage: Book Two of The Osteria Chronicles (expected release date mid-2015).
  • 13 November – Expected start of Draft #4 of The Voyage.
  • 25 NovemberLaunch of the new edition of 13th Hour. Old editions on clearance at WritePaintCreate.
  • 27 November – Turkey Doomsday (aka “Thanksgiving”)
  • Now until they sell out - Special Collector’s Editions of The Trials of Hercules at WritePaintCreate.
  • Tuesdays – Shameless self-promotion of my books and/or art on my blog.
  • Fridays – Blog posts full of snarky writing advice.
  • Saturdays – Time for my Saturday Selections posts where I give a shout out to a book, movie, restaurant, food item, or anything else that’s put a smile on my face over the week.





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