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

Another Round of Roman Culture…This Time with Gladiators

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

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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

A Change in Plans – Returning to Amazon Exclusivity

So in yesterday's release announcement for Domna, Part Two: The Solon's Son once you got past the flaming chocolate cake, you might have noticed that the only links were for Amazon, whereas Domna, Part One had a long list of links of where it could be found. I know it was just a few weeks … Continue reading A Change in Plans – Returning to Amazon Exclusivity