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About Me

I turn wickedly strong tea into historical fantasy fiction in which the gods, heroes, and myths of Ancient Greece come to life as you’ve never seen them before. When I’m not creating worlds or killing off characters, I wrangle honeybees and travel to places near and far alongside a wooly monster named Finn McSpool.

Keep scrolling to learn about my upcoming book as well as my flagship series…

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Coming January 2019!!

“My destiny, my goal, my ambition was to be a priestess. Instead I was forced to become a wife. Even worse, I became the wife of man with no goals, no ambition. A man who wanted destiny to fall on his lap like a nymph who’d indulged in too much of Dionysus’s bounty. Worse still, I was already in love with another man.”

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

As Sofia’s life moves through the trials of a forced marriage, motherhood, and yearning temptation, she learns that destiny isn’t given; it’s made by cunning, endurance, and, at times, bloodshed.

If you like the political intrigue, adventure, and love triangles of historical fiction by Philippa Gregory and Bernard Cornwell, and the mythological world-building of fantasy fiction by Madeline Miller and Simon Scarrow, you’ll love Domna.

In the classic style of serialization, Domna is told in six parts, with the first part scheduled for release 9 January 2019. Pre-order your copy today! Continue reading “Domna”

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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.”

The Osteria Chronicles will be a six-part series. The current books include…

Continue reading “The Osteria Chronicles”

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A Monstrous Christmas at Pittock Mansion (aka ‘The Solonian Palace’)

That’s right, Finn McSpool is back and he’s not only ready to show off some local holiday cheer, but also the building that inspired my favorite location from my fantasy world of Osteria: Portland’s Pittock Mansion (aka “the Solonian Palace”). I went hunting through my old blog posts, certain that I had covered Pittock Mansion … Continue reading A Monstrous Christmas at Pittock Mansion (aka ‘The Solonian Palace’)