Category Archives: Author Real Life

Jane Austen Family Reunion

Jane Austen Family Reunion

No matter how you feel about the 50 Shades phenomenon, an undeniable trend in the surge of independently published authors of romance, particularly new adult and erotic, followed as a result of its popularity. Traced back, its author was inspired to write by the Stephenie Meyer vampire romance sensation, Twilight, which also begat a rich vein of young… more goodness …

A Look at the Film Adaptation of “Mansfield Park, 1999″

Okay, I’m back. Our lovely Alexa Adams is moving to Switzerland, and so I’m taking her place on the blog, for her furniture is packed and on the move.  Today, I would like to repeat a recent analysis I did on the film adaptation of “Mansfield Park,” specifically the Miramax production from 1999.  BBC/Miramax film… more goodness …

Why Colonel Brandon is my Mr. Darcy…

Why Colonel Brandon is my Mr. Darcy…

Having just finished writing my adaptation of Sense & Sensibility (due for publication in 2016), I have a confession to make: I have a crush on Colonel Brandon. There is something about his patience and quiet demeanor that is extremely romantic. Yes, yes, I can hear thousands of readers shaking their head and saying, “But Darcy…”… more goodness …

Celebrating the Release of “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin” with an Excerpt +a Giveaway

The release of this title was a long journey. You see, I wrote the book while I was still under contract to Ulysses Press, but they made a business decision only to publish non-fiction in the future. Therefore, they chose to exercise their right of first refusal. With Ulysses’ permission, last October, I set about… more goodness …

Winners of a Pendant from Diana J. Oaks

  Congratulations go out to Sandy Duncan, daria, and klb0823, the winners of a lovely pendant from our own Diana J. Oaks. The lucky winners will receive a lovely customized Austenesque necklace. The vintage appearance of the pendant is sure to please the romantic-at-heart, and the winners may select from the styles and finishes shown. A quote… more goodness …

Jane Austen Deemed “Unladylike” . . . I Want To Be Like Her

Jane Austen Deemed “Unladylike” . . . I Want To Be Like Her

It is my theory that one of the reasons Jane Austen captures the imaginations and hearts of so many 200+ years later is the same reason I worshipped and studied Queen Elizabeth I from the time I could read non-fiction. Both are women who defied the norms for their time and since history is so… more goodness …

20 Great Quotes by Austen Authors and Pendant Giveaway

20 Great Quotes by Austen Authors and Pendant Giveaway

I love a good quote. Whether its profound or funny, meaty or light, a phrase that stops me in my tracks with a fresh perspective is always a delightful discovery. The typical Janeite has any number of Austen-born witticisms memorized, be them from her novels or letters, we love to drop fragments of them into conversations… more goodness …