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.
We've Made It!!! I don’t know about you, but I am a thousand miles beyond THRILLED to make it to this final release party for Domna. There’ll be more on how this experiment went as well as my own feelings about it sometime on the blog next month, but for now let’s get to this! … Continue reading Domna Weaves Her Final Plot Twists
As I’ve mentioned once or twice (okay, maybe closer to a thousand) times before, my fantasy world of Osteria didn’t just pop into my head. It was heavily based on life in Ancient Rome and, to a lesser extent, Ancient Greece. In previous posts you learned about some of the major influences of Roman culture … Continue reading The Three Ts of Ancient Rome: Time, Taverns, and Toilets
A couple weeks ago I introduced you to one aspect of Roman culture that I completely stole adapted for my serialized historical fantasy novel Domna. Then last week we were held up by that pesky break to announce Domna's paperback release, but now I'm back in the cultural swing of things with two more items … Continue reading Another Round of Roman Culture…This Time with Gladiators
If you've been reading this blog recently and have sat through the recent ebook releases for Domna Part One: The Sun God's Daughter and Part Two: The Solon's Son, you might have been left muttering, "But I'd really prefer a paperback of the whole novel." Or maybe you've been saying, "Gosh, I've really been meaning … Continue reading Paperback Lovers Rejoice!!!
Hello Bloglandia! Enough with the cat memes, it's time to add a touch of culture to this blog. Okay, who am I kidding, I can't resist a cat meme, but I do want to share with you some of the culture from Ancient Rome that went into the making of Domna and explain how George … Continue reading Giving Domna a Touch of Culture…Roman Culture, That Is
Hello Bloglandia! I have a confession: I'm a bit of a history junkie especially when it comes to a few of my "darling" time periods, one of which is Ancient Rome. For those of you out there who HATED history in school, I know the very notion of enjoying anything historical is akin to enjoying … Continue reading Arranged Marriages & Battles for Power: The History That Inspired Domna
Hey Everyone! I'm back!! Well, sort of back. I did manage to charge through all my editing on my little break last week, but since most of Part Six of Domna was all freshly written in the last draft, it required another (ugh) read through over the weekend due to some confusingly wonky bits I … Continue reading A Little World History
Many of you have been hearing me (reading me?) going on and on about my work in progress having started out as a historical novel and now (due to a bit of laziness on my part, I'll admit) being turned into a fantasy novel set in my world of Osteria. But what bit of history … Continue reading Domna Details: Turning History Into Fantasy