It’s What All the Osterians Are Wearing These Days

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

The Three Ts of Ancient Rome: Time, Taverns, and Toilets

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

It’s a Dark and Dastardly Release Day for Domna, Part Four

Domna, Part Four: The Regent's Edict is here!! First off, as ever, a HUGE thank you to everyone who pre-ordered this latest installment of the Domna serial! The numbers weren’t earth-shattering, but there was a teensy tiny increase from the pre-order numbers for Part Three. So, thank you, thank you thank you.  And, of course, a … Continue reading It’s a Dark and Dastardly Release Day for Domna, Part Four

Another Round of Roman Culture…This Time with Gladiators

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

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Giving Domna a Touch of Culture…Roman Culture, That Is

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