A Bit of Fictional Double Dipping

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

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

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Seeing Into Domna’s Future

Yesterday, as you may know, Domna, Part Four: The Regent's Edict was unleashed upon the world, but prior to the release of this fourth installment of my serialized historical fantasy novel I sat down to do a little number crunching, some head scratching, and a bit of re-evaluation based on all that crunching and scratching. What's … Continue reading Seeing Into Domna’s Future

It’s a Dark and Dastardly Release Day for Domna, Part Four

Domna, Part Four: The Regent's Edict is here!! First off, as ever, a HUGE thank you to everyone who pre-ordered this latest installment of the Domna serial! The numbers weren’t earth-shattering, but there was a teensy tiny increase from the pre-order numbers for Part Three. So, thank you, thank you thank you.  And, of course, a … Continue reading It’s a Dark and Dastardly Release Day for Domna, Part Four

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