Category Archives: Jane Austen

A First Time For Everything…Even a Volume Two!

A First Time For Everything…Even a Volume Two!

Launching a career as a fiction writer…let alone an author of JAFF…meant a whole new world of “firsts!” First time writing novels and novellas First time finding gracious beta readers willing to endure what might be drivel First time working with a brilliant cover designer like Janet Taylor First time wrestling with the wonders of… more goodness …

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

I find myself often turning to books, when Elizabeth and Darcy are required to converse on something. With such references to books and reading as are already in Pride and Prejudice, I like it as a topic for conversation, and truly, there aren’t that many topics for conversation, when you compare their world to today’s… more goodness …

Channeling Jane in Portland

Channeling Jane in Portland

I live in a place that inspires my Jane Austen-related writing, and it’s not England. I reside in Portland, Oregon, a fairly new transplant here. Typically, one wouldn’t think that a hipster/hippie-centric city with a Pacific rain forest climate would bring to mind England, and yet it does. Portland is called the Rose City, first of… more goodness …

An Intro to Not an Heiress in Three Excerpts

An Intro to Not an Heiress in Three Excerpts

“And you wish to serve your country in a different way.”  Darcy was not unaware of Richard’s desire to enter politics. “I do, but I cannot. Not yet.” “You need land.” “Land and money.  Obtaining a seat is not without costs.”  Indeed, plenty of votes and, therefore, seats were purchased. It was not a thing… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (1995)

The dictionary definition of “goof” includes multiple meanings, so I’ll start by clarifying that today’s list is not a compilation of “foolish or stupid persons” although that would be a ridiculously fun post to compose with such fodder as Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet, and Lydia to claim the top 3 spots. Ah, but I digress.… more goodness …

Announcing Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway

Welcome to Austen Authors’ Summer Giveaway. Check out the wonderful prizes!!! Again, our authors are being quite generous. Although we welcome your comments below, to enter the giveaway, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form! The link can be found on the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE. Giveaway will end at midnight, EDST on August 20,… 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 …

News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway

News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway

Now that my creativity is flowing again, I’m happily writing up a storm! I have been crating the dogs, and have moved my office upstairs. We still have a few remaining issues, and times when Jasper wants out but is not allowed, but for the most part, the workday is flowing smoothly. There are a… more goodness …