Tag: Caterina Novelliere
The Flavors of War Rising – Berenjenas Fritas Con Miel
When drafting War Rising, I wanted to be able to conjure positive memories for Rayne since he has to face so many dark ones. Rayne is a character who refuses to talk about his past, so I had to find various ways to motivate him to start telling his story. I figured using dinners featuring foods he could have eaten with his human family … Read More The Flavors of War Rising – Berenjenas Fritas Con Miel
Carnevale! History & Horsemen Edition.
One of my favorite holidays is Mardi Gras. Or as other parts of the world call it, Carnival or in Italy- Carnevale! I enjoy participating in all of the various festivities the holiday brings. It has also been a research topic for me as an undergraduate and graduate student. The holiday most likely got its start in Antiquity. Carnevale developed from the Greek and … Read More Carnevale! History & Horsemen Edition.
Romance & Wrath With Blackberry Crêpes
Podcast Link for those who would rather listen: https://catastrophicramblings.buzzsprout.com/1991756/12233250-romance-blackberries-wrath The blackberry is often overshadowed by its brightly red-colored peer, the strawberry, on romantic holidays. This is such a tragedy. One should not underestimate the ability of the blackberry to add sweet flavors to a variety of desserts and dishes. It is equally delicious with chocolate, not to mention some people believe it is just … Read More Romance & Wrath With Blackberry Crêpes
My first book cover!
Graphic designer Tito Zevallos created it for me.
The Romance of Train Travel Across Europe
There is something romantic about riding a train across the Italian countryside. I love train travel in Europe. Some of my favorite images of England were the trees, ponds, country homes, flowered walls, gardens and ancient cottages/flats on the train ride from Stratford to Windsor. Train travel is so much easier than flying. No security checks, reasonable lines, friendly faces of conductors who are … Read More The Romance of Train Travel Across Europe