Author Archives: Leenie Brown

A Very Mary Christmas Giveaway

A Very Mary Christmas Giveaway

In my most recent novella, A Very Mary Christmas, I have once again* played with the character of Mary Bennet. However, before I could begin playing with her character, I needed to know who she was as Jane Austen created her. According to SparkNotes, Mary Bennet is “the middle Bennet sister, bookish and pedantic.” And… more goodness …

Readalong Wednesday: Frank Churchill Tells All

Readalong Wednesday: Frank Churchill Tells All

Shall we speak of Frank Churchill?  Now that his character is known to one and all, let’s start by reading this borrowed character analysis with my comments inserted for I find I am much like Mr. Knightley in this regard: “It will be natural for me,” he added shortly afterwards, “to speak my opinion aloud… more goodness …

Readalong Wednesday: Emma, Chapters 44 & 45

Readalong Wednesday: Emma, Chapters 44 & 45

This quote appeared in my Facebook newsfeed about a week ago.  It was posted by a page I follow called the Writer’s Circle. As I was contemplating this quote, I was struck by how this is probably my favourite part of writing Jane Austen Fan Fiction.  It is in the silence of Jane Austen’s work that I… more goodness …

Let Me Explain: A View on Art and An Austen Adaptation

Let Me Explain: A View on Art and An Austen Adaptation

Art, as I am certain we would all agree, speaks to each of us individually.  Though we may have some similar observations or reactions to a particular piece, it is inherently impossible for any two people to experience art in exactly the same way.  Things that shout to one person, might whisper to another, or… more goodness …