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
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
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
As I announced on Wednesday, it’s book release time again and that means the Beasties are offering up a little bit of congratulations once again!! Okay, I’d like to believe Tammie and David Beastie are doing this because they’re eager to support my efforts as an indie writer, but I think it’s more about them … Continue reading Finn McSpool Gallops Into a New Role
Yep, the hands of the book release clock have swung around yet again, which means it's time for Part Three of Domna! And in this part we finally get to hang out with some centaurs! First off, let me thank everyone who pre-ordered a copy of the book — you helped me more than double … Continue reading The Centaurs are Stampeding in for Domna, Part Three!!
A couple weeks ago I introduced you to one aspect of Roman culture that I completely stole adapted for my serialized historical fantasy novel Domna. Then last week we were held up by that pesky break to announce Domna's paperback release, but now I'm back in the cultural swing of things with two more items … Continue reading Another Round of Roman Culture…This Time with Gladiators
If you've been reading this blog recently and have sat through the recent ebook releases for Domna Part One: The Sun God's Daughter and Part Two: The Solon's Son, you might have been left muttering, "But I'd really prefer a paperback of the whole novel." Or maybe you've been saying, "Gosh, I've really been meaning … Continue reading Paperback Lovers Rejoice!!!
It’s Release Day for Domna Part Two: The Solon’s Son!! First off, let me thank everyone who pre-ordered a copy of Part Two — you gave me my largest pre-order numbers ever!! And look, Finn McSpool and the other Beasties are celebrating the book's release in sugary style. Starting Part Two Off with a BANG!! Part … Continue reading It’s Book Birthday Time, Complete with Cake!!