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

Arranged Marriages & Battles for Power: The History That Inspired Domna

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

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…