Category Archives: Author Real Life

How to Survive a Road Trip with a Janeite

How to Survive a Road Trip with a Janeite

As every Janeite knows, in Austen novels, plans to travel are always a clue that interesting things are about to happen. Excursions to London, Brighton, Bath, Lyme, the Lakes, and Derbyshire evoke feelings of expectation and excitement. Whether it is to partake in diversions and entertainments, do a little sea-bathing or simply to see the…more goodness …

Too near family? + Giveaway

Too near family? + Giveaway

Bear with me, gentle readers. I moved over the weekend, and the entire experience was not what I had planned. I’ve moved several times in recent years and this is certainly not the worse time but it was book ended with sick kids (entirely unrelated illnesses) including a ten hour trip to the emergency room…more goodness …

The Importance of First Impressions

The Importance of First Impressions

Meeting people for the first time can be rather intimidating, wouldn’t you agree? In his book, Blink, Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the importance of the first two seconds when meeting someone and how it takes just that amount of time to make a first impression. TWO SECONDS??? YIKES!!!!  Clearly, first impressions do matter, if two seconds are…more goodness …

The Art of Patience

The Art of Patience

“PATIENCE IS NOT PASSIVE RESIGNATION, NOR IS IT FAILING TO ACT BECAUSE OF OUR FEAR. PATIENCE MEANS ACTIVE WAITING AND ENDURING.” ––Dieter F. Uchtdorf Ever been tempted to pray for patience? I have. Then I learned my lesson. I’m not kidding. Don’t ever, ever, pray for patience! Many times in my life I have been…more goodness …

Winner of the Giveaway from Regina Jeffers’ Blog Post

Congratulations goes out to Maclaney who will receive a copy of Janet Taylor’s 2015 “Longbourn to Pemberley” calendar as part of a fabulous discussion on Regina Jeffers’ blog “Should Not Elizabeth Bennet Despise Mr. Wickham?“. Please contact Regina Jeffers (jeffersregina@gmail.com) to claim your prize. In the email, please include your name and mailing address. more goodness …

Should Not Elizabeth Bennet Despise George Wickham?

Should Not Elizabeth Bennet Despise George Wickham?

By Regina Jeffers Recently, I was writing a scene for an upcoming Austen release, and in it, I attempted to explain Elizabeth Bennet’s lack of “hatred” for George Wickham. Even after having read “Pride and Prejudice” well over 50 times during my lifetime, I found myself sadly lacking in this endeavour for I held no…more goodness …