Release Day Part Two!! The Beasties of Osteria

What? You thought Book Launch Day was a one-off affair? Not when you have Beasties who want to do their part to make Domna a raging success. Just in case you missed the news, yesterday was Release Day for the first part of my serialized historical fantasy novel Domna: The Sun God's Daughter. It was … Continue reading Release Day Part Two!! The Beasties of Osteria

And a Merry Finn-mas to All

Hello Bloglandia! A few ornaments made the ultimate sacrifice and my tree might topple over at any minute, but Finn McSpool and Tammie & David Beastie have proven their climbing skills to create their very own antic-filled holiday greeting to send to you. I'm not about to scale any trees, but I'd still like to … Continue reading And a Merry Finn-mas to All

Finn McSpool Predicts the Future

When Finn McSpool and I visited Pittock Mansion to see the Christmas displays a couple weeks ago, one of the rooms had an eerie Fortune Teller theme...made even eerier by a certain monster floating into the shot. Inspired by these mysteries of prognostication, Finn has shuffled the tarot deck, tossed the rune sticks, pulled out … Continue reading Finn McSpool Predicts the Future

Finn Asks, How Many Books Are Enough?

A question that's plagued mathematicians and book lovers for centuries is, "How many books are enough?" As you can see below, Finn McSpool has recently dedicated himself to tackling the calculations necessary to compute the answer we've all been waiting for. The answer that could revolutionize literary equation theory for years to come. -Um, Finn, that … Continue reading Finn Asks, How Many Books Are Enough?

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’)