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’)

Think It Can’t Get Worse? Chapter 8 of Domna

So, I hit Sofia pretty hard in the gut (and heart) in last week's installment of Domna, Part One: The Sun God's Daughter. And let's just say, I don't go much easier on her this week as she puts up with the cold shoulder from her father, deals with the departure of her true love, … Continue reading Think It Can’t Get Worse? Chapter 8 of Domna

Tormenting My Characters in Chapter 7 of Domna

Wednesday's here (wait, it is Wednesday, isn't it?) and that means it's time again for another chapter from Domna, Part One: The Sun God's Daughter. As you'll recall (if you don't recall, catch-up links are just below), after Chapter Four's bombshell news and Chapter Five's harsh truth of why Sofia's father is doing his damnedest to get … Continue reading Tormenting My Characters in Chapter 7 of Domna

Have a Monstrous Thanksgiving!!

Just a quick note from Finn McSpool (I told you he'd be back) and Tammie & David Beastie to say... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! And, of course, a very happy fourth Thursday in November to all my readers outside of the U.S....nothing more exciting than a Thursday, am I right? Oh, and if this photo shoot looks … Continue reading Have a Monstrous Thanksgiving!!

Domna, The Sun God’s Daughter – Chapter Six

What happens when the rug of your world has been completely ripped out from under you? Well, if you're Sofia Domna, you plot your escape and thumb your nose at the people who've done this to you. Yep, that's right, after our quick break for an announcement last week, it's time for Chapter Six of … Continue reading Domna, The Sun God’s Daughter – Chapter Six