Category Archives: Literary References

The Utmost Importance of Fresh Air and Exercise

The Utmost Importance of Fresh Air and Exercise

No, you haven’t stumbled across a health website, but it is January, just beyond the two-week mark of when a large percentage of the population has renewed their vow to take better care of themselves, so it seemed appropriate. Particularly for one such as I, whose pursuit of health has proven frustrating and elusive, particularly… more goodness …

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 …

The Character of Mr. Willoughby in Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”

The Character of Mr. Willoughby in Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”

Willoughby, John Biography moviespictures.org ~ Greg Wise First, permit to apologize for the missing post. Our Sarah Price had an accident involving her computer, a parrot, and a drink set close by. In Sarah’s place, I have pulled one of my posts from the archives of my blog to share with you. I hope you… more goodness …

George Wickham: How Jane Austen Masterfully Uses a Minor Character to Drive the Main Plot of “Pride and Prejudice”

George Wickham: How Jane Austen Masterfully Uses a Minor Character to Drive the Main Plot of “Pride and Prejudice”

How a Minor Character Controls the Story’s Action: Jane Austen’s Use of George Wickham Today, I thought we might take a closer look at George Wickham’s importance to Pride and Prejudice’s plot. For a minor character, with few lines and little description, the action of Pride and Prejudice greatly rests on the scoundrel’s shoulders. What do we… more goodness …

What About Marianne? Does She Not Deserve Love?

What About Marianne? Does She Not Deserve Love?

A very popular question among Jane-ites is: “Who is your favorite Jane Austen hero?” Sadly, no one ever chooses Colonel Brandon. However, in the ongoing research I do for my Regency era novels, I found myself rereading a very good biography that I’m sure many of you know called, Jane Austen, A Life, by Claire… more goodness …

Introducing A Portrait of Emily Price and a Give Away

Introducing A Portrait of Emily Price and a Give Away

I hope fall is treating you well… Presently, my work world revolves around a manuscript due on October 15th and a book launching on November 1st. “Launch” is such a strange term – it sounds like we are throwing A Portrait of Emily Price out there with the hope she lands safely. Perhaps we are…… more goodness …

Are you a TRUE Austen fanatic? Test yourself, and win a prize!

Are you a TRUE Austen fanatic? Test yourself, and win a prize!

For something different I thought a challenging game would be fun! What better than for an Austen lover to test his/her knowledge of the novels by Jane Austen? Naturally, if a test is involved, there should be some sort of prize, right? GAME PLAY: There are 5 questions for each of Austen’s published novels, ranging… more goodness …