The Funny Side of Writing Fight Scenes

If you’ve read any of the books in my Osteria Chronicles series or some of the parts of Domna, you may have noticed several pages are filled with action-packed fighting. Whether it’s Hercules cousin, Iolalus, battling a hydra or Theseus going toe to toe with the minotaur, my fight scenes have (hopefully) provided you as … Continue reading The Funny Side of Writing Fight Scenes

Centaurs: The Good, The Bad, and The Big Debate

Centaurs! These half man half horse beasts of mythology have long been a source of fodder for the imagination.  The origins of these imaginary creatures are a matter of speculation but the best guess (meaning this was the idea presented by the scholar who bought the most rounds of beer for his colleagues) is that … Continue reading Centaurs: The Good, The Bad, and The Big Debate

Holy Moly: Domna Takes on Roman Religion

This week (and the next, and even the next) we have a break in the crazy book release schedule I've created for Domna (A Serialized Novel of Osteria), which means I can finally share with you another aspect of the influence of Roman culture on Domna. And this week's influential aspect is....drum roll, please...religion. No groaning, please. … Continue reading Holy Moly: Domna Takes on Roman Religion

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Giving Domna a Touch of Culture…Roman Culture, That Is

Hello Bloglandia! Enough with the cat memes, it's time to add a touch of culture to this blog. Okay, who am I kidding, I can't resist a cat meme, but I do want to share with you some of the culture from Ancient Rome that went into the making of Domna and explain how George … Continue reading Giving Domna a Touch of Culture…Roman Culture, That Is

It’s Time for Chapter One of Domna!!!

Alright everyone, after weeks of teasing you that this would begin, the day has finally come and I have to say I'm a little nervous. Below, you'll find the first chapter of Part One of Domna, my upcoming serialized historical fantasy novel (phew, that's a mouthful). The plan is to share with you the entirety … Continue reading It’s Time for Chapter One of Domna!!!