Author Archives: Jeanna Ellsworth

Fitzwilliam’s Sweet Nothings

Fitzwilliam’s Sweet Nothings

Fitzwilliam’s Sweet Nothings   “WHICH OF ALL MY IMPORTANT NOTHINGS SHALL I TELL YOU FIRST?”––Jane Austen, private letter What are the “important nothings” Jane Austen was describing? As an author, I always hope that the tender moments in my book, the parts you as the reader reread over and over again, come out perfectly. I… more goodness …

Weeds

WEEDS the curse and the blessing No one has better intentions than that of an eager fed-up-with-winter gardener ready to till, sow, and hover over tiny seedlings as they make their first appearance from the ground. The smile it brings as the first snow pea pushes the painfully measured ½ inch soil-cover off its eager… more goodness …

JEANNAISMS

JEANNAISMS Over the years, I have learned that people cope differently. Some with escapism. Ya, they run and hide. Some with sarcasm. Ya think? Others with up in your face defensism. WHATEVER! But . . . is there a right way to cope? For me? YES. It isn’t escapism, or sarcasm, or defensism­­­­––they are JEANNAISMs!… more goodness …

Sketching Someone’s Character

Sketching Someone’s Character

Sketching Someone’s Character   “I CAN READILY BELIEVE THAT REPORTS MAY VARY GREATLY WITH RESPECT TO ME; AND I COULD WISH, MISS BENNET, THAT YOU WERE NOT TO SKETCH MY CHARACTER AT THE PRESENT MOMENT, AS THERE IS REASON TO FEAR THAT THE PERFORMANCE WOUD REFLECT NO CREDIT ON EITHER.” –– Mr. Darcy Oh, we… more goodness …