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Finn McSpool is Going Native for Earth Day

--Hey Finn, do you want to help me with a little book promotion? --Do I get to dress up!? It's been a while since I broke out the kilt and caber. --Well, no, but you do get to help teach people about gardening in a sustainable way. --And... --It's for Earth Day. --And.... --There's a … Continue reading Finn McSpool is Going Native for Earth Day

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

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

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

Finn McSpool Goes Back To Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day, also know as "The Day Everyone is Irish" or perhaps "Green Beer Day" or maybe even "Day Americans Eat Corned Beef Thinking It's An Irish Speciality." Whatever you call it, if you can't get to Ireland or even a good Irish pub today, Finn McSpool has got you covered as he … Continue reading Finn McSpool Goes Back To Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day