Hello Bloglandia! I know you've all been sitting around thinking, "Gee, I'd really like to get into that Osteria Chronicles series because I crave the mythological adventure of Clash of the Titans, plus I enjoy the blend of history and fantasy in books by Bernard Cornwell and Madeline Miller, but I hate having to click that Add … Continue reading It’s Release Day for the Big Ol’ Box Set
Hello Bloglandia, First off, there's something not only a bit scary, but also a bit special in this post...my audio debut!! But more on that in a tick. After the long-awaited cover reveal, the creation of a big ol' box set of the first three books of The Osteria Chronicles, and a HUGE discount on … Continue reading Behind the Book: The Trojan War (with Audio!!)
Yes, Bloglandia, it's a rare Sunday post for me. I had planned to write this yesterday but by the end of the day I couldn't bear to be in front of the computer another second (more on that in a bit). Besides, I was too busy doing the happy dance, because (drum roll, please)... I … Continue reading So Much Happy (and Relief)
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
While I should be excited that Finn, Mr Husband, and I are currently enjoying our Irish getaway, I'm even more ecstatic that we're getting super close to launch time for the Bonds of Osteria: Book Four of the Osteria Chronicles. That means it's time to stop rambling on about my writing life and start sharing with … Continue reading Off With Her Head! Medusa vs Perseus
With the proofing and editing of The Bonds of Osteria, the editing and rewriting of a new book series, creating some ad copy, and writing an article for Horticulture magazine, this week I'm absolutely drowning in work. As such, I'm wimping out and doing a quick and dirty (and hopefully funny) post for this Wednesday's … Continue reading The Quick and Dirty (and Funny) Blog Post
That's right The Bonds of Osteria: Book Four of the Osteria Chronicles is DONE!! Okay, not "done" done, but done enough to celebrate with all kinds of happy dancing and hoppy libations because it was a major struggle getting to this point. The Troubles I wrote the bare bones of Bonds as I was reworking … Continue reading Clearing the Hurdle of Book Four, aka “Bonds is DONE!”
Oh, sorry about that super sleazy salesman title, but I've been listening to hours upon hours of marketing podcasts and yesterday's listening binge ended with the sage advice, "Putting 'Limited Time Offer' at the top of any sale is the best way to boost interest." I mean, no one likes to miss out, right? But … Continue reading Limited Time Offer!!
Well, it’s finally (FINALLLLY) here. After many battles with plots, story lines, and self-doubt, The Maze: Book Three of the Osteria Chronicles is now officially scattered across the online shelves of various book retailers. Yay!!! And better yet, Book Four is already chugging along nicely. Although still in the revising stage and not scheduled for release until next … Continue reading Celebrate The Maze’s Release Day!!