A glimpse at how the wedding traditions of Ancient Rome compare to those in my fantasy world of Osteria. From the age of marriage to the knot of hercules.
As you’ve seen in previous blogs, my world of Osteria was heavily influenced by my crazy obsession with Ancient Rome (and Greece, to a lesser extent). And while I may not be a fashion maven myself, I have taken a few style tips from those historical Roman men and women and applied them to my … Continue reading It’s What All the Osterians Are Wearing These Days
This week (and the next, and even the next) we have a break in the crazy book release schedule I've created for Domna (A Serialized Novel of Osteria), which means I can finally share with you another aspect of the influence of Roman culture on Domna. And this week's influential aspect is....drum roll, please...religion. No groaning, please. … Continue reading Holy Moly: Domna Takes on Roman Religion
It's time once again to share the next chapter of Domna, Part One: The Sun God's Daughter. As you'll remember, Chapter 12 left off with a bit of a cliffhanger when Sofia, who is on her way to enter into her arranged marriage to Sirius Verus, was handed a letter from her former lover, Papinias. But … Continue reading Domna’s Chapter 13 Brings Unwanted News to Sofia
Okay, okay, I said I wasn't going to post a chapter from my upcoming historical fantasy novel, this week, but as Finn McSpool helped me realize last week, I have a HUGE pile of blog posts that I'm eager to share with you, which means I need to somehow squeeze in the final few chapters … Continue reading Entering into Danger – Chapter 12 of Domna, The Sun God’s Daughter