Category Archives: Regency

Researching the Regency Era

Researching the Regency Era

Writing Regency novels takes much more than just loving the genre. For Jane Austen, she lived during the Regency period and, therefore, could write from her own experiences. For those of us authors who love that time period and love Jane Austen, writing novels set during that time period is much harder. In order to… more goodness …

Celebrating the Release of MR. DARCY’S BRIDEs with an Excerpt and a Giveaway

Celebrating the Release of MR. DARCY’S BRIDEs with an Excerpt and a Giveaway

In my new book, MR. DARCY’s BRIDEs, by mistake Elizabeth disrupts Mr. Darcy’s marriage to his cousin, Anne De Bourgh. Our daring heroine is in disguise (NOTE: I drape her with a heavy veil attached to her bonnet, which would not be likely in the Regency era, but it was not forbidden. No one can… more goodness …

Engaging Stories About Miss Austen and Her Beaus

Engaging Stories About Miss Austen and Her Beaus

How many times was Jane Austen engaged—or married (!)? Thoughts about her short life—and her emotional life, whatever it may have been—bubble up in this year of 2017, the 200th anniversary of her death. Officially, Austen was engaged once, for less than a day, to a young, callow Harris Bigg-Wither, in 1802. Because the engagement… more goodness …

Is There a True Pride and Prejudice Genre?

Is There a True Pride and Prejudice Genre?

I thought about entitling this blog offering “Leaning Into the Buzzsaw” as I am playing skittles on sacred ground. Every reader of the Canon is firmly committed to the love stories—both successful and failed—sketched in remarkably perceptive detail by ODA (Our Dear Author!). Any deviation may be excoriated with the zeal of a Stalinist purge!… more goodness …

Restored Edition of Pride and Prejudice, and Derbyshire Spar

Restored Edition of Pride and Prejudice, and Derbyshire Spar

The restored edition of Pride and Prejudice is available! You can get a copy of Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. In Three Volumes. (Annotated and Restored to 1813 Egerton First Edition) at , Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and hopefully soon Feedbooks. You may notice that it’s free everywhere except Amazon, and this is because Amazon does… more goodness …

A Conversation Between Me and My Jane Austen Action Figure

A Conversation Between Me and My Jane Austen Action Figure

There she sits, on my bookcase, strategically placed in front of my Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen collection. She stands, sealed in her plastic box, day after day, one arm slightly raised, her plastic pen and book neatly stored in their plastic niches in the plastic packaging. Sometimes I notice her, sometimes I forget to. Two… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (2005)

My post on June 5 was on the Top 10 Goofs in the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice. It was fun to see how many of these were well known to you and which ones were more obscure. I committed in the comments thread on that post to give the same treatment to the… more goodness …

The Source of Elizabeth Bennet’s Myopic View of Mr. Darcy + a Giveaway

The Source of Elizabeth Bennet’s Myopic View of Mr. Darcy + a Giveaway

 Fitzwilliam Darcy is a major, and a minor, character in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Although he plays a major role in the story’s outcome, after all, Mr. Darcy is the romantic hero of the piece, he is not in every scene. The story is told from Elizabeth Bennet’s perspective, and Darcy is absent throughout… more goodness …