Before I begin this post, some of you may have been wondering why last week's post didn't include photos of Mr. Husband's Dome and Campanile climb in Florence. Um, to be honest, I was being a bit lazy and didn't feel like wrangling the SD card from his camera. But the motivation bug bit me today … Continue reading Giving Italy the Finger…and Thumb
We last left our intrepid explorers at the airport in Florence, Italy; but how did they get from the airport to their room? What adventures awaited them on their first full day in Italy? All this and more in today's post. The Wild Ride The Florence airport is a tiny little place and since all passport checks … Continue reading The Vacation Part Two: Wild Ride and Jail Time
Last week I took you up a water tower, this week, it's time to lead you down a well.... No, you didn't read the title of this post wrong and no, I haven't been TUI (typing under the influence); St. Patrick's Well is indeed in Italy, not Ireland. Actually, since they speak Italian, the people in … Continue reading Travel Pic Thursday: St. Patrick’s Well (Italy)
The Romans liked to make a statement with their buildings. Although they are ruins today, many former structures from Ancient Rome scream, "We are here and we are mighty." You can't helped but be impressed at what those ancient builders could do with hunks of stone. And if you want big, if you want impressive, … Continue reading Travel Pic Thursday: Basilica of Maxentius (Roman Forum), Italy
Hello Readers, In addition to character interviews and explanations of how myths tie into the stories in my Osteria Chronicles series, Behind the Book (brought to you every Tuesday by yours truly) is also a place to reveal some of the historical research that went into creating the world within the books. Last week, I … Continue reading Behind the Book: Taking an Ancient Bath
All this time we've been exploring the myths behind The Trials of Hercules: Book One of The Osteria Chronicles, things have been a bit too Hercules-centric. I mean, Hercules is great and all, but there's plenty of other history and myth that served as the basis for events and characters in the book. One of … Continue reading Behind the Book: Who Are The Herenes?
Last week I asked if you're worth more than a Taco Bell burrito. This week, I want to know if your work is better quality than a Taco Bell burrito, or, if like a Taco Bell burrito, your work is barely edible pile of muck you slapped together and called a book. (I think I've … Continue reading Stop Making Me Look Bad: How to Not Be A Writer