Writing Topography

I’ve just finished a new draft chapter for final Book 4. Since the scene is set in Rome, I’m comfortable with the surroundings and structures and views. I rarely need to refer to a map for chapters set in the capital city. However, the next chapter is set in Dacia, and since I’ve yet to…

Bleak Midwinter Quiltbag Funfest 2

Happy New Year, all! Today’s theme for our Funfest is “maids a milking.” For my second and last contribution, here’s an oldie but a goodie, and interestingly enough one of the more difficult scenes I’ve penned to date. From Games of Rome (2015): a goat milking scene set at a Roman villa on the coast of Campania, featuring…

Bleak MidWinter Quiltbag Funfest

Happy Midwinter, all! A gaggle of authors of queer historical fiction from the QUILTBAG Historicals Facebook group hope to brighten this dark time with posts loosely (sometimes very loosely!) themed around the 12 days of Christmas. And there’s a great giveaway, which you can enter here – just follow the link and sign up with your email or FB to be…

New, bespoke Dominus Art for Saturnalia!

The Women of Dominus!  Marcia Servilia, Melissa, Euphronia, Memmia Cornelia, Delia, and Callidora.  Want your own 8X10 glossy, high resolution print of this stunning bespoke portrait of our favorite gals? Just give a wee bit to charity.  Here’s how: This incredible group portrait was created by Catherine Dair. Our dearest Catherine has donated her MANY hours drawing…

Status of Sunday Snippets

Hi, folks. I’m sorry to say that Sunday Snippets are damn near impossible for this last book in the Dominus saga. I tried to post a short one yesterday until I realized it had a plot spoiler. Spoilers in snippets just can’t be avoided at this stage of the story. I apologize since I know…

Roman Thanksgiving

Although ancient Romans did not have a celebration similar to the American feast day known as Thanksgiving, they did have a ritual to give thanks called the supplicatio. A supplicatio was basically a religious parade. Wearing their most formal attire and wreaths of laurel, Roman citizens of all ages walked together in solemn procession around…

Saturnalia Holiday Cards

Not yet subscribed to the fabulous and infrequent Dominus newsletter? Sign up today because the next issue to be sent out on Thursday (11/12/2020) will include a link to the sign up form to request a Dominus Saturnalia Holiday Card with a FREE cute, wee acrylic pin of either Gaius and Allerix or Lucius and…