Author Archives: Katherine Reay

The Austen Escape ARC Giveaway

The Austen Escape ARC Giveaway

Happy Book Day! This idea came to me when writing The Bronte Plot. Wednesday was Lucy’s day to dust, repair, sort and market her beloved antique books. I liked the idea of focusing on books one day a week – so on Wednesdays I post about the books I’m reading, writing, hearing about in the… more goodness …

Austen Endures…

Austen Endures…

I read an interesting New York Times article the other day I thought I’d share with you… The Word Choices that Explain Why Jane Austen Endures. I have always said that Austen draws human nature with pin-point accuracy – and since that never changes, she remains relevant. Over and over again, I find her a… more goodness …

Think, Think, Think…

Think, Think, Think…

Think, Think, Think… You’re probably thinking of Winnie-the-Pooh – and so am I. But I’m also thinking of Catherine Moreland from Northanger Abbey. Let me explain… I never really liked Northanger Abbey. To be honest, I didn’t get it. I failed to understand and appreciate Austen’s voice, perspective, satire, clever twists… And then I did.… more goodness …

Blunders

Blunders

I was thinking lately of blunders – and my inability to put them into my story. It seems I don’t have the easy facility Austen did with playful, and not so playful, character misdirects. There’s a shocker – I’m not as facile or gifted a writer as Jane Austen. 🙂 So rather than wrestle with… more goodness …