Author Archives: Katherine Reay

Jane Austen and Narrative Voice

Jane Austen and Narrative Voice

“Voice” is a tricky subject for writers. It isn’t a teachable aspect of writing, but it is invaluable and strengthens with practice, perseverance and diligence. Usually a reader finds it within character in novels. You know, unique characters that simply are themselves. Readers may call them friend or enemy, but not fictional – for they… more goodness …

Enjoying Austen

Enjoying Austen

I’m gathering ideas for a novel. And while that is a daunting moment, it’s also tremendous fun. The blank screen holds endless potential. Here are a few books I’m digging into presently for research. I’ve spent the last week re-reading Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey – and watching the latest round of BBC movies. It’s… more goodness …

Love Letters to Books

Love Letters to Books

Last week I attended BookExpo America in Chicago – and had a wonderful time. It was like being in a candy shop with free product and no calories. All the pretty books! And, as my sore back can attest, I carted home many of the most savory. My greatest acquisition was A Gentleman In Moscow.… more goodness …

A Tasty Subject

A Tasty Subject

“Great writers and my mom never used food as an object. Instead it was a medium, a catalyst to mend hearts, to break down barriers, to build relationships.” — Lizzy from Lizzy & Jane I’ve written on food and Jane Austen before… and I return to it because it fascinates me. Austen uses food as… more goodness …

The TBR Pile

The TBR Pile

I write books about loving books. Sure they are about other things too… But my addiction to books pervades every story. I’ve listed a few here that I turn to again and again. If you’re visiting here, you have probably read them. I’d love your comments. If not, I say each are worthy of a… more goodness …

What is it about Jane?

There are so many quizzes, articles, polls, posts and pins declaring our unending love for Jane Austen. Her popularity continues on its meteoric trajectory and shows no signs of slowing. And I’m completely on-board – even looking forward to Feb 5th and the release of Pride & Prejudice and Zombies with ghoulish glee. But it… more goodness …