Tammie Painter

Biography

I'm an award-winning author who turns wickedly strong tea into imaginative fiction. With a creative and curious mind, my stories run the gamut from historical fantasy to modern day paranormal to humor-laced horror.

I've also recently taken on the job of hosting of The Book Owl Podcast where I explore the tales of quirky books and literary lore. It's a book nerd's paradise over there so be sure to give it a try wherever you listen to podcasts.

Anyway, back to my writing world...

My flagship series, The Osteria Chronicles, takes readers into a world in which the gods, heroes, and myths of Ancient Greece come to life as you’ve never seen them before. From gods behaving badly to heroes battling internal and external monsters, the six-book collection has been "highly recommended" by many, deemed as a "guilty pleasure" by some,

Also set in the world of Osteria is my serialized novel Domna, an epic tale of a woman whose life changes when she reprimands the wrong man. As she struggles through a world full of vicious ambition and betrayal, she quickly learns that destiny isn't given by the gods. It's made by cunning, endurance, and, at times, bloodshed.

Warning: You may lose many hours once you begin Domna's tale. As one reader noted, there was "so much political intrigue, betrayal and backstabbing I just HAD to keep on reading."

When I’m not creating worlds or killing off characters, I tackle the jungle that is my back yard, conjure up batches of homemade wine and bread, and dream of my next travel adventure (which right now, may be a long ways off).

Want to try my writing for free? Want a story you can't find anywhere else? You can snag an exclusive short story for free by visiting my website at TammiePainter.com and clicking on FREE STORY in the main menu.

Where to find Tammie Painter online

Videos

The Voyage Book Trailer
Book trailer for The Voyage: Book Two of The Osteria Chronicles

The Maze Book Trailer
Book trailer for The Maze: Book Three of The Osteria Chronicles

Series

Domna (A Novel of Osteria)
In a world brimming with political turmoil and violent ambition, destiny isn't given. It's made by cunning, endurance, and, at times, bloodshed. Set in the world introduced in the Osteria Chronicles, Domna is a serialized historical fantasy novel that tells the story of Sofia Domna, a woman whose destiny is abruptly changed when she reprimands the wrong man. If you like the political intrigue, adventure, and love triangles of historical fiction by Philippa Gregory and Bernard Cornwell, or the mythological world-building of fantasy fiction by Madeline Miller and Simon Scarrow, you'll love this exciting story of desire, betrayal and rivalry!!
The Osteria Chronicles
The Osteria Chronicles are a multi-part fantasy series. Set in a future world that resembles the city-states of Ancient Greece, you’ll see myths come to life as the heroes of Osteria contend with the whims of the gods. Hundreds of years ago, North America experienced The Disaster. In what was once the Northwest, the survivors built a new world, Osteria, which was then divided into twelve city-states. To this world came the gods formerly worshipped by the Ancient Greeks. The gods have not changed—they are still powerful, petty, and consumed with rivalries and jealousy. And as before, the gods do not play fairly with those they despise.

Books

The Battle of Ares: Book Five of the Osteria Chronicles
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,820. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The war that could destroy Osteria has begun. And it's not just the mortals whose lives are at risk. The Battle of Ares sees Osteria at its most vulnerable. It's a time of life-shattering power struggles, shifting alliances, and characters going against their nature to protect their realm and those they love.
The Osteria Chronicles Box Set: Books 1 - 3
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 386,380. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Myths and heroes may be reborn, but the whims of the gods never change. Enter a world where Game of Thrones meets Clash of the Titans with this collection of the first three books from the "highly recommended" Osteria Chronicles series. This set includes… **The Trials of Hercules **The Voyage of Heroes **The Maze of Minos **Exclusive Bonus Content
Domna: The Complete Series (Historical Fantasy Boxset)
Series: Domna (A Novel of Osteria). Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 253,070. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Destiny isn't given by the gods, it's made by defying them. "I'm loving this story!...a unique and imaginative work.." "...a satisfying mix of fantasy and history." "Highly recommended..." "So much political intrigue, betrayal and backstabbing, I just HAD to keep on reading." Order your copy of Domna: The Complete Series to lose yourself in this epic tale of passion, ambition, and betrayal today
Domna, Part One: The Sun God's Daughter
Series: Domna (A Novel of Osteria). Price: Free! Words: 38,470. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
**As a realm teeters on the verge of rebellion anything is possible, except one woman's freedom to choose her fate.** If you like the political intrigue, adventure, and love triangles of historical fiction by Philippa Gregory and Bernard Cornwell, and the mythological world-building of fantasy fiction by Madeline Miller and Simon Scarrow, you'll love this tale of passion, ambition, and betrayal.
The Bonds of Osteria: Book Four of the Osteria Chronicles
Series: The Osteria Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,350. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In a fierce clash for power, titans rise, heroes fall, and the gods find themselves on the brink of destruction. Perfect for fans of Clash of the Titans as well as mythology and historical fantasy fiction by S.J.A Turney, Glyn Iliffe, Colleen McCollough, and Madeline Miller, The Bonds of Osteria is a captivating adventure of love versus deception, and honor versus ambition.
The Maze of Minos: Book Three of The Osteria Chronicles
Series: The Osteria Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,220. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
With the gods as your allies, your life, your world, and your sanity have never been in more danger. Perfect for fans of mythology and historical fantasy fiction by S.J.A Turney, Glyn Iliffe, and Madeline Miller, comes this exhilarating tale of deception and determination, hostile ambition and daring heroism in a world where the myths, gods, and heroes of Ancient Greece come to life.
The Voyage of Heroes: Book Two of The Osteria Chronicles
Series: The Osteria Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 145,740. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
In a dangerous game that pits god against god, and family against one another, trust is the deadliest weapon. Perfect for fans of mythology and historical fantasy fiction by Bernard Cornwell, Glyn Iliffe, Simon Scarrow, and Madeline Miller, The Voyage of Heroes is a compelling adventure of fidelity and treachery, corruption and duty.
The Trials of Hercules: Book One of The Osteria Chronicles
Series: The Osteria Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 148,830. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Myths and heroes may be reborn, but the whims of the gods never change. Perfect for fans of Clash of the Titans, as well as historical fantasy fiction by Madeline Miller, Mary Renault, Glyn Iliffe, and S.J.A. Turney, comes this highly recommended tale of love, jealousy, honor, and betrayal.
13th Hour
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,650. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Tales from Light to Midnight In the tradition of Stephen King's dark humor and even darker monsters, 13th Hour will delight you, mystify you, and make you cringe. "This is a great collection of short stories! So well written, each story totally unique, a really great read!" -Reader Review

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.