Category Archives: Fun-Games-Humor

A Party at Pansy Cottage

A Party at Pansy Cottage

Join me in celebrating the second anniversary of the publication of Pansy Cottage. I have 5 party favors to #Giveaway! Five signed paperback copies of Pansy Cottage ~ Book 4 in my Mister Darcy Series of Comedic Mysteries. Amazon   http://amzn.to/1PsKUcE For those JAFF readers who have not visited the cottage, please follow me on a… more goodness …

Wearing Pride and Prejudice

Wearing Pride and Prejudice

Last month my post on “Selling Jane Austen” was very well received, and it got me thinking about what other Austen-themed merchandise is available. So, I set about a little experiment. I wondered if it was possible to dress oneself from head to toe in nothing but Austen related clothing. Not surprisingly the answer is… more goodness …

Poesy and Parody: Darcy in Wonderland

Poesy and Parody: Darcy in Wonderland

My new book, Darcy in Wonderland, comes out tomorrow! Well, the ebook does (paperbacks to follow soon). Next month we’ll have a giveaway and release party, but today I just want to step back and reflect on how much fun I had writing this book! Though the novel is both a Pride and Prejudice sequel… more goodness …

Selling Jane Austen

Selling Jane Austen

For someone who has been dead for 200 years, Jane Austen is pretty popular. Her image and quotations adorn all kinds of items—from t-shirts to tea towels—and the Jane Austen “industry” seems to encompass an ever-expanding range of merchandise. In my sojourns through the internet I’ve found some unusual Jane-related items. Below I’ve displayed the… more goodness …

Lizzie’s Pink Poodle Slippers

Lizzie’s Pink Poodle Slippers

Lizzie’s beloved Pink Poodle Slippers will have an adventure of their own! Coming this June: Included in a bundle of one each of my contemporary and Regency books, will be this lighthearted short story written to delight fans of the slippers. Lizzie’s Pink Poodle Slippers  Excerpt: Almost eight months pregnant, I ached for some private… more goodness …

Making “Cents”, Plus A Giveaway!

Making “Cents”, Plus A Giveaway!

When I first started reading Jane Austen, I paid little attention to the references to money found in her books. I knew that Bingley was rich, Darcy was richer, and Wickham was bribed into marrying Lydia with a small fortune. That was about it. References to shillings, guineas and crowns went completely over my very… more goodness …

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 …