Tammie Painter


Writer, Artist, Creator of Worlds, Images and the Occasional Cat Sweater!

I'm the author of The Trials of Hercules: Book One of The Osteria Chronicles, which, in addition to maintaining a 4.4-star rating (out of 5) on Goodreads.com, was listed by book blogger Just Another Girl as one of the top books of 2014! Currently I'm gearing up for the release of the second book, The Voyage, in June 2015.

I'm also the author of Going Native: Small Steps to a Healthy Garden, Simply Soft Cheese, Easy Preserving, Soup for You, the short story collection 13th Hour - Tales from Light to Midnight, and the My Garden Journal where gardeners to track their chores, dreams and observations throughout the year.

Looking for my books in print?

For the best prices and some terrific customer service head to my Etsy shop, WritePaintCreate (www.Etsy.com/shop/WritePaintCreate/). You can also find my books at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Createspace. No matter where you buy my books 1% of every purchase goes to help animals in need.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was just after I finished reading The Stand by Stephen King and was a complete knock off...but about 700 pages shorter. Still, it wasn't a horrible story - some parts still surprise me for just how good they actually are - and is still in my "To Be Revised" pile of manuscripts.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking, "I should be writing."

Besides that, I enjoy gardening, travel, reading, playing guitar, cycling and I've just had my second stand-up paddle board experience so I think I'm pretty much hooked.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Tammie Painter online

Where to buy in print


The Voyage: Book Two of The Osteria Chronicles
Series: The Osteria Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 140,360. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU CAN TRUST? In a world where gods toy with the lives of mortals, one man embarks upon a quest to win back his kingdom and ends up a pawn in a battle that pits god against god. And even if he succeeds in reclaiming his throne, will he be able to win against the one foe he never expected to turn against him?
The Trials of Hercules: Book One of The Osteria Chronicles
Series: The Osteria Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 137,100. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
In a world where mortals must contend with the gods' cruel jealousy, one man must ask himself if he will risk his own death to protect the goddess who has done everything to destroy his life. Rated as one of the top books of 2014 by book blogger Just Another Girl.
Going Native: Small Steps to a Healthy Garden
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,040. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
Does a garden that requires little work, saves you money and protects the environment sound good? Would you also like a garden that’s healthy and thriving year round? Then Going Native is for you! Going Native will show you how small changes in the plants you choose can create a healthier garden that’s easy and inexpensive to maintain, benefits the environment, protects your area's native species.
Easy Preserving - Simple Ways to Save Your Bounty (2nd edition)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,140. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Canning and preserving, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
Easy Preserving is not your grandma’s canning guide! Using a dose of wry humor, Easy Preserving looks at simple ways to save you time as you save your produce. Regardless of your level of kitchen expertise, Easy Preserving teaches you easy & reliable ways to save your bounty. This 2nd edition has been completely revised and includes several new recipes.
Soup for You - Simple & Healthy Soups You Can Make Into a Meal
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,780. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Soups, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Vegetarian and Vegan
Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or old hand at the stove, Soup for You provides simple & healthy recipes for thirteen mouth-watering soups along suggestions for how to make the soups into a meal. For a full description of the book and a free sample recipe you can try today, please visit: TammiePainter.com/soup-for-you/
Simply Soft Cheese - Cheese Making Made Quick & Easy - 2nd edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,670. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Specific ingredients / dairy, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Methods / Quick & Easy
For anyone who's been curious, but scared away from cheesemaking by rumors of how difficult it might be, Simply Soft Cheese will cure your fears. In Simply Soft Cheese, you’ll see how easy it is to turn that jug of milk from your grocer’s dairy case into something to delight your taste buds and impress your friends and family. This 2nd edition includes metric & English measurements.
13th Hour - Tales from Light to Midnight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,970. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From light tales of legends and love to dark stories of ancient beasts and a desperate chef's secrets, 13th Hour will delight you, mystify you and make you cringe.

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Smashwords book reviews by Tammie Painter

  • An Introduction to Natural Beekeeping on May 04, 2013

    This is a handy little book to have when others ask you why you in the world you would want to keep bees. Chandler provides an excellent overview of why we need to change how we keep bees and why we should keep them. It's not an instruction book for beekeeping, but does provide a few pointers.