Hello Bloglandia! It's been forever since I've shared any travel tales. And that would be because I haven't traveled. Anywhere. For two years. Stupid pandemic. At least my carbon footprint is looking nice and tiny. But Mr Husband and I have been itching for a little getaway and we figured our anniversary would be a … Continue reading I Think I Need One of These
Happy Wednesday Bloglandia! So back in the Long Long Ago Times (aka "pre-pandemic") I used to take these things called "vacations." You may have heard of them. To prepare for these vacations, I would go through several mad rituals such as planning outfits (only to wear the same two things the entire trip), organizing toiletries … Continue reading Going Medieval on Book Thieves
Dia dhuit Bloglandia! As you can tell from that Irish hello (I couldn't find the Irish word for Bloglandia, but I'm sure it involves an unfathomable combination of consonants), I'm celebrating St. Patrick's Day on the blog. And most of that celebrating involves sharing a few things with you to check out, because really, there's … Continue reading Getting Lucky in Ireland
Hey Bloglandia, No, that subject line isn't the premise for an upcoming novel. Although.... No! Must get Cassie Black out into the world before I allow any new ideas to seep in. What the subject line does refer to is all the exciting book stuff I've been covering over on The Book Owl Podcast. In … Continue reading Fires, Time Travel, and Napoleon
Happy Thanksgiving to my Readers in the U.S.!!! Some of you may have already gotten this post, but for anyone who missed it, here's a food-inspired podcast episode full of rotting meat and imaginary friends to keep your entertained as you cook up today's meal...or while you're digesting that meal. Oh, and please don't tell … Continue reading 17. Cooking Up Something Good — The Book Owl Podcast
Happy Saturday Bloglandia! Just in case you missed it, this week over on The Book Owl Podcast I took a little drive down memory lane as I explored the story behind the bookmobile. It was an enjoyable little ride, so much so that I didn't want to get off, so I also shared some wonderful … Continue reading In Case You Missed It: It’s the Story of the Bookmobile!
Hey Bloglandia! If you've ever been called "four eyes", you're going to love this latest episode of The Book Owl Podcast that shows just how fascinating glasses really are...no matter what that jerk bully told you in second grade! Enjoy!! To listen, you can click the image below to head right to the episode's page. … Continue reading The History of Eyeglasses: What Venice, Monks, and Syphilis Have to Do with Seeing Clearly — The Book Owl Podcast
Hello Bloglandia, I don't want to annoy the followers of my writing blog by constantly going on about my podcast, but I feel this episode is one that should be heard. Especially now, which is why I'm sharing it with you. So, please give it a listen and maybe ponder its message of where hate … Continue reading A Girl Named Anne Gets a Diary — The Book Owl Podcast
Hello Bloglandia! If you've read any of the books from my historical fantasy series The Osteria Chronicles*, you'll be well familiar with the Areans, those pesky folks from the Aryana polis (city-state). *Quick note...I'm offering a huge discount on the Osteria Chronicles box set...see the end of the post for this amazing deal. As with … Continue reading Behind the Book: This is Sparta!