Hello Bloglandia! So, as I mentioned yesterday, the final installment of my historical fantasy series, The Osteria Chronicles, hit the shelves this week and I can't believe this is really the end! And now I'm going to steal a page from the TV playbook and get a little nostalgic by taking a look back at the … Continue reading Waxing Nostalgic Over the Series Finale
Hello Bloglandia, In all the madness of doing the rewrite for a new trilogy, putting up with a pandemic, and keeping a monster out of my garden, I've completely forgotten about my upcoming book launch this month and doing any Behind the Book features for the novel I released back in March. Oops. Anyway, to … Continue reading Behind the Book: The Trojan War
Hello Bloglandia!! I hope you're all doing well, or as well as possible. It's stressful times, but isn't that the perfect excuse to escape into another world with a good book? Oh, and I just happen to have a new one ready for you! Ugh, that was THE lamest sales pitch ever, right? Anyway, this … Continue reading It’s a (Rather Subdued) Release Day
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!
Hello Bloglandia, It's not my normal day for a Behind the Book post, but since it's Valentine's Day and you might have cupid-themed e-cards appearing in your inbox, I thought it would be the perfect time to explore a pair of mythical lovers in one of the legends that went into the creation of The Battle … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Special: Apollo and Daphne
Hello Bloglandia! Wait. Where did January go? I can't believe we've (well, nearly) charged through the first month of 2020 already. While I'm not normally a sunshine and rainbows kind of gal, if this month is any indication of the year ahead, I'm in for a pretty good 2020. And yes, my normal cynical-pessimist self … Continue reading January’s Writing & Reading Round-Up
Tammie Painter has made the decision of which fantasy fiction novel to work on next. The decision came down to a zombie-magic-mystery trilogy and the last books in the Osteria Chronicles series.
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! 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