A glimpse at how the wedding traditions of Ancient Rome compare to those in my fantasy world of Osteria. From the age of marriage to the knot of hercules.
As you’ve seen in previous blogs, my world of Osteria was heavily influenced by my crazy obsession with Ancient Rome (and Greece, to a lesser extent). And while I may not be a fashion maven myself, I have taken a few style tips from those historical Roman men and women and applied them to my … Continue reading It’s What All the Osterians Are Wearing These Days
It may be a full-on fête faux pas to double dip, but at this party it's allowed and even encouraged because I've got not one, but two servings of new fiction to present to you on a perfectly polished platter. Okay, I promise to stop with the alliteration. So, what's on the menu? May's Featured … Continue reading A Bit of Fictional Double Dipping
As I’ve mentioned once or twice (okay, maybe closer to a thousand) times before, my fantasy world of Osteria didn’t just pop into my head. It was heavily based on life in Ancient Rome and, to a lesser extent, Ancient Greece. In previous posts you learned about some of the major influences of Roman culture … Continue reading The Three Ts of Ancient Rome: Time, Taverns, and Toilets
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