Welcome to the online home of Tammie Painter, an indie author who turns wickedly strong tea into imaginative fiction. My work runs the gamut from quirky & paranormal short stories to historical fantasy novels in which the gods, heroes, and myths of Ancient Greece come to life as you’ve never seen them before!

Ready to escape reality for a while? Then come along with me on a self-guided tour of my fantasy world.

Just scroll down to take your first…

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Step Into Osteria

No matter what genre an author writes in, his or her characters need a place to live. And in fantasy fiction, the writer (that’s me!) gets to create a whole world for their characters to cavort in.

For my first two fantasy series, I’ve stuck my characters in a world called Osteria that’s just made for exploring. 

So, I’m inviting you to come along with me on a tour of that world! Don’t worry, it’s completely free, there’s no long security lines, and you won’t feel a lick of jet lag!

On this tour you’ll…

  • Travel along a self-guided journey through the lands of Osteria,
  • Introduce yourself to some of its inhabitants (although you might want to steer clear of a few of them)
  • Grab some behind-the-scenes historical peeks of the inspiration for this fantasy realm, and
  • Uncover some of Osteria’s mythological influences

Wandering through this tour of my world isn’t necessary to enjoy the books of Osteria, but stepping into Osteria itself and discovering the stories behind the stories will take you that much deeper into this new, yet familiar realm.

All set? Then grab your ticket and let’s go!

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The Osteria Chronicles

Myths and heroes may be reborn, but the whims of the gods never change.

Perfect for fans of mythological adventure and romance like Clash of the Titans, as well as historical fantasy fiction by Madeline Miller, S.J.A. Turney, Mary Renault, and Bernard Cornwell, the Osteria Chronicles are a captivating fantasy series in which the myths, gods, and heroes of Ancient Greece come to life as you’ve never seen them before.

What readers are saying…

  • “…kept me turning pages the whole way through like any guilty pleasure.”
  • “For anyone who enjoys fantasy or history this is a book for you!”
  • “I was immediately pulled in within the first few pages.”
  • “I strongly recommend this series.”
  • “The interactions of the gods and mortals was inspired. Seeing the gods behaving badly was a treat.”

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In a world brimming with political turmoil and violent ambition, destiny isn’t given. It’s made by cunning, endurance, and, at times, bloodshed.

Set in the world introduced in the Osteria Chronicles, Domna is a serialized historical fantasy novel that tells the story of Sofia Domna, a woman whose destiny is abruptly changed when she reprimands the wrong man.

If you like the political intrigue, adventure, and love triangles of historical fiction by Philippa Gregory and Bernard Cornwell, or the mythological world-building of fantasy fiction by Madeline Miller and Simon Scarrow, you’ll love this exciting story of desire, betrayal and rivalry!!

What readers are saying….

  • “This book is highly entertaining…”
  • “I’m loving this story!…a unique and imaginative work..”
  • “…a satisfying mix of fantasy and history.”
  • “Highly recommended…”
  • “So much political intrigue, betrayal and backstabbing that I just HAD to keep on reading.”

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November’s Featured Story: Dragon Trouble

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new story! November’s short story features dragons, cheeky humor, and…asparagus. I wrote this one some time last year, but have recently given a little revision polish, so without further ado, guard your damsels in distress because we’ve got…. Dragon Trouble A geneticist binge-watched too … Continue reading November’s Featured Story: Dragon Trouble