The Three Ts of Ancient Rome: Time, Taverns, and Toilets

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

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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Has Finn McSpool Met His Match?

Paperback lovers may have rejoiced on Wednesday when I made my announcement about the complete series of Domna now being available, but there was one book-loving monster who was especially excited at the sight of this massive tome...in an uncharacteristically athletic way. There's really no explaining this sporty turn on the blog, best just to … Continue reading Has Finn McSpool Met His Match?

The Amazing Adventures of Running a Book Funnel Promotion

Unlike most of my posts lately that have been for everyone (or at least everyone who is interested in my books), this one is especially for the writers out there. But even if you're not a writer, if you've been curious about some of the "behind the scenes" stuff of being an indie author, you … Continue reading The Amazing Adventures of Running a Book Funnel Promotion