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

Writing the Day Away

Yes!!! I have survived the dreaded head cold and am now so excitedly ripping through my current project, that simply can't bear to take a break. So, I'm going to call this Wednesday a blogging "cheat" day and recycle one of the articles from my most recent newsletter (which you can sign up for HERE … Continue reading Writing the Day Away

Brain Drain Meets Head Cold

Hello Bloglandia! I've got two things going against me today so today's post is going to be a tad bit half ass (but there's still great stuff ahead, so don't click away just yet). First, YAY!!!! Last week I wrote the entire first draft of a new book. And by "week" I mean six days, … Continue reading Brain Drain Meets Head Cold

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