Tormenting My Characters in Chapter 7 of Domna

Wednesday's here (wait, it is Wednesday, isn't it?) and that means it's time again for another chapter from Domna, Part One: The Sun God's Daughter. As you'll recall (if you don't recall, catch-up links are just below), after Chapter Four's bombshell news and Chapter Five's harsh truth of why Sofia's father is doing his damnedest to get … Continue reading Tormenting My Characters in Chapter 7 of Domna

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A City Day in London

Okay, first off, let's get our words in order. London is a marvelous city....note the lowercase "c" on city. But The City of London is also pretty cool...note the capital "C" this time. What's the difference? The city of London means the city as a whole, whereas The City of London is a section of London. … Continue reading A City Day in London

A Rose by Any Other Name…

...would smell like baguettes, bacon, or French fries. No, I haven't gotten on the Alternative Facts bandwagon by coming up with some Alternative Shakespeare. Although maybe some of my social media followers have. What in the world am I rambling about? My new piece of colored pencil art, of course. Starting Out by Having Fun After … Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name…

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Travel Pic Thursday: Basilica of Maxentius (Roman Forum), 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

Behind the Book: Who Are The Herenes?

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?