Draft Chapter 4, Scene 1

has been posted HERE. The chapter is too long for a single LJ post, so I’ll post scene 2 later tonight. Draft Chapter 4 will also be posted to AO3 in its entirety. I hope you enjoy. 😀 JPK

Happy Compitalia!

January 3rd is the traditional date of the Compitalia festival, one of the oldest communal celebrations of ancient Roman religion. The festival honors the Lares, or the household gods and gods of crossroads. Above is pictured a lararium, the domestic shrine located in the home or place of business for regular sacrifices to these powerful and personal deities.…

Plotting jewelry

Plotting with my editors is way too much fun—for me!!! Sshh… I think I drive them nuts. 😉 Gorgeous inspiration for the gold bracelets that Gaius gifted to Simon when Simon was elevated to ‘favorite’ status shortly before Allerix arrived at the Campanian villa. This solid gold piece is in the MET, dates to the second century AD,…

Progress is sweet

Happy fricking frigid Tuesday! Sent off TWO draft chapters of Games of Rome to the lovely Molly and June for review and general badassery editing. \o/ Damn thing is 24K already and Gaius and Allerix haven’t seen each other again yet. Sheesh! I swear this book will be well over 120K, which is a very good thang. Onward… Stay…