The Eyes Don’t Have It

There are a couple things I don’t often share with people: One, my vision is awful and, two, my income from my creative work is less than what some panhandlers make. Wait, no, there’s three things: I also hate my glasses. How awful is my vision? From an early age, eye doctors have looked at … Continue reading The Eyes Don’t Have It

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

Clearing the Hurdle of Book Four, aka “Bonds is DONE!”

That's right The Bonds of Osteria: Book Four of the Osteria Chronicles is DONE!! Okay, not "done" done, but done enough to celebrate with all kinds of happy dancing and hoppy libations because it was a major struggle getting to this point. The Troubles I wrote the bare bones of Bonds as I was reworking … Continue reading Clearing the Hurdle of Book Four, aka “Bonds is DONE!”

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Ooh, doesn't that sound like an introspective blog title!? Don't worry, I haven't started taking myself too seriously (NEVER!), but over the past few weeks I have been having a good think about how things have been going and how I want to proceed based on that thinking. Geez, that does sound introspective doesn't it? … Continue reading Looking Forward, Looking Back