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 as well as a list of upcoming events, but don’t let that keep you from exploring the rest of the site or from kicking back and reading my blog.


coverfinaljpgIn addition to all the fabulous reviews readers have given it, my debut novel The Trials of Hercules: Book One of the Osteria Chronicles was chosen as one of the top books of 2014 by book blogger Just Another Girl!

I’m still sorting out the new, frustrating rules for VAT pricing, so please excuse any weird price changes you see over the next month when shopping for my books. As always, though, your best price and most reliable customer service can be found at my Etsy shop WritePaintCreate.

During December, I spent some time building up my portfolio, so – in addition to my books – expect to see some new artwork available on WritePaintCreate! You can stay up to date on any new releases via my blog…or you can just visit my shop over and over and over again, if that’s how you prefer to spend your time.

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.”

By the way, a handful of Special Collector’s Editions of the book are still available!


  • 1 January – Resolution Time! What’s yours?
  • 3 January – Expected completion date of The Voyage: Book Two of The Osteria Chronicles. Next step…creating a review copy. Please let me know if you’re interested in reviewing the book on your blog.
  • 18 January - Time to decide what my next writing project will be.
  • Tuesdays – Shameless self-promotion of my books and/or art on my blog.
  • Fridays – Blog posts full of snarky writing advice, inside looks into the writer’s life, or just some random post about my bees.
  • 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.
Happy 2015 Everyone!

Happy 2015 Everyone!




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