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Playing at Puns with Jane Austen

Playing at Puns with Jane Austen

Just as some children sing or create art at a young age, I cannot remember a time when I did not love words. This grew naturally into a love of reading, which, led me to discover the delights of a good pun. I was around the age of seven, I believe, when my oldest brother–who… more goodness …

Poetry in the Age of Romance

Poetry in the Age of Romance

The romantic poetry of a besotted lover is, in my opinion, one of the most delightful treasures of the human experience. What woman who has received a love poem composed by her sweetheart can deny the power of those words? Words that expose his vulnerability to her charms. Words that set aside flaws and cite… more goodness …

The Utmost Importance of Fresh Air and Exercise

The Utmost Importance of Fresh Air and Exercise

No, you haven’t stumbled across a health website, but it is January, just beyond the two-week mark of when a large percentage of the population has renewed their vow to take better care of themselves, so it seemed appropriate. Particularly for one such as I, whose pursuit of health has proven frustrating and elusive, particularly… more goodness …

The Real Viscount Milton

The Real Viscount Milton

As many readers of Jane Austen Fan Fiction know, certain elements are common to many JAFF stories that aren’t actually found in the cannon of Austen’s work. Christian names or character attributes are frequently consistently applied by JAFF Authors. I personally find this practice helpful as a reader —it lends continuity to the genre and… more goodness …

Constant as the Sun Release Date and Excerpt

Constant as the Sun Release Date and Excerpt

I am excited to announce that the much-anticipated sequel to One Thread Pulled: The Dance with Mr. Darcy is nearing completion and is on a fast track for release.  Constant as the Sun: The Courtship of Mr. Darcy will be available on Amazon (Kindle Format) on October 31, 2016, with the paperback edition available in mid-November.… more goodness …

Wonderful Words of Austen Q-Z

Wonderful Words of Austen Q-Z

Today marks the third and final installment of my Wonderful Words of Austen series of posts. This set of letters, Q-Z has been so fun to put together that I’m sad to bring the series to a close. I hope you enjoy the words as much as I have. Querulous – An adjective that means… more goodness …

Wonderful Words of Austen I-P

Wonderful Words of Austen I-P

Today is our second installment of the 3-part Wonderful Words of Austen series. Immersing myself in the words she used and how she used them has given me a different perspective on Austen’s writing, and how much she communicated through word choice. I hope you enjoy pondering on the selection below as much as I… more goodness …