Happy Holidays and Good Riddance to 2020

My Holiday Message

Greetings all! While I’ve been pretty silent on the blogging front, I wanted to share my holiday message with you all.

May 2021 be a better year than 2020. Here are my New Year’s Wishes and Hopes.

  • May we rediscover the wonders of being together, safely, with loved ones near and far.
  • May we remember how to be patient.
  • May we return to respecting our institutions, leaders, and organizations.
  • May we make changes to help all people, and ensure that we have methods in place to prevent future pandemics.
  • May we find the joy in not using the latest technology, but rather in enjoying the latest gathering of friends and family.
  • May you find peace and happiness in this new year.

From my family to yours, please take care of yourselves and others. Lots of Love,


Year Of Accountability – Happy Easter! 4/12-4/19

Hi all,

This week has been a busy week for me, even safe at home during this social distancing and Stay-At-Home orders. If you haven’t heard already, The Last Gladiator is now available on Pre-Order!

A clash of tradition versus invention drives Daniel Ottalini’s latest work – The Last Gladiator, a prequel novella in the Steam Empire Chronicles.

Lucia Rhodanus Fortem is an endangered species – one of the last graduates of the ludi, gladiator academies renowned throughout the Empire. When the Emperor orders a demonstration of his new mechanical toys – Mechagladiators – he knows just whom to fight. Fans of Gladiator and Pacific Rim alike will enjoy this prequel to the Steam Empire Chronicles – The Last Gladiator.

The Last Gladiator is due to be released May 2, 2020. Available on Kindle, Nook, and for all other e-readers through Smashwords!

I’m super pumped to share this with you all! Help out your small author pals (like me!) and pre order your copy today. Remember that my first novel – Brass Legionnaire – is still available FOR FREE on Smashwords!

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Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year!


Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and A Happy New Year to all of you, my readers, friends, and family. May this new year be yours for the taking! Keep watching this space to see all the great things coming up this year! I’ve got big plans!

– D & Simg_1762

A Record Year for Modern Papyrus

Hi all,

I just wanted to give an awesome shout out to you! My loyal readers! This has been Modern Papyrus’ best year ever, with nearly 7,000 views on the blog. I’m loving all your positive thoughts, likes, and vibes, and am honored that you continue to visit here! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe and get updates in your inbox.

Thanks a million!

– Danielimg_1762

Happy Thanksgiving!

From my family to yours, happy Thanksgiving! May your stomachs be full and your hearts be warm this holiday season.

– Daniel

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Salve! Happy Thanksgiving! From my family to yours, I truly hope you are spending this day with loved ones from near and far. If anyone hasn’t told you today that they are thankful for you, I am. You readers are half the reason I write (the other half, of course, is the sweet benefit of getting to tell my students I’m published, even if it is self-published.)


Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Whether you’re recovering from a food coma, or just now sitting down for dinner, or waking up to so some early Black Friday shopping, I hope your Thanksgiving was full of family, friends and feasting.

From my (extended) novel family – Constantine, Julius, Octavia, Aurelia, Aura, Corbus, Regillus, Gwendyrn and more, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Happy Mechanical Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving! (Plus a Black Friday Announcement!)

IsaacSteampunk From Our Family to yours, Happy mechanical turkey day! (Or Thanksgiving, in your neck of the woods!)

Check back tomorrow for a Black Friday Sale! It is going to be huge!

Check out my Facebook or Twitter for more information! (And be sure to like/Follow me while you’re there!)


– Daniel, Julius, Constantine, Octavia, and the whole gang

Happy 4th of July from your favorite RomanPunk Author!

Happy 4th of July!

Fireworks-in-RomeHi Everyone! Happy 4th of July to everyone here in the United States (and incidentally, happy belated Canada day to those friends north of the border!) I hope your day is happy, safe, and relaxing. Remember to eat lots of hot dogs or hamburgers, talk with a lot of friends, and bring a blanket to enjoy the fireworks!

I know I’ve been AWOL a while, but never fear, more posts coming soon!

– Daniel

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays and best wishes for the new year to you, our loyal readers, family, and friends, enjoy this time of love and happiness. See you next year!


– Daniel

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