Category Archives: Research

Revenants, Returning from the Dead + Giveaway of “Vampire Darcy’s Desire”

Revenants, Returning from the Dead + Giveaway of “Vampire Darcy’s Desire”

Today, I bought candy so that I might stand in my driveway and hand out snacks to those brave enough to enter my small cul de sac, where few turn on their lights for the Trick or Treaters. And once more, my thoughts again run to the macabre. Revenance, or people returning from the dead… more goodness …

A Dance to Time: When Wellington Became a Janeite

A Dance to Time: When Wellington Became a Janeite

The “Long War,” as it was known in the day, raged between England and France during almost all of Jane Austen’s adulthood. Two of her brothers served in the Navy, and the others served in or supported the Militia. England’s problem from the start was that it had no effective way to take the war… more goodness …

Unravelling Mr. Darcy at Vauxhall Gardens, #Excerpt, #Giveaway

Unravelling Mr. Darcy at Vauxhall Gardens, #Excerpt, #Giveaway

Elizabeth placed her hand on Darcy’s arm and allowed him to escort her from their supper box and toward one of the numerous paths in Vauxhall Gardens. The vast number of people that filled the supper boxes and paths was astonishing, and then when the torches were lit, and the orchestra was playing while waiters… more goodness …

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen Understanding of Love, a Guest Post from Kyra C. Kramer

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen Understanding of Love, a Guest Post from Kyra C. Kramer

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen’s Understanding of Love In her third novel, Mansfield Park, Jane Austen explains that the relationship between siblings is potentially the deepest, strongest love possible, and that: “even the conjugal tie is beneath the fraternal. Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits,… more goodness …

Word to the Wise

Word to the Wise

I just love words, don’t you? I am, after all, an author; words are what I use in my craft. If writing is like painting then words are the medium the artist uses to create images. Words have textures and shades of meaning. They have nuance, and they create different pictures in the mind depending… more goodness …

Guardianships During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Guardianships During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Today, I am removing my “Austen” hat and replacing it with my “Regency” one. Although those hats are very similar, after all, Austen lived in the Regency period, I also dabble in writing Regency romantic suspense. Below is a bit about my latest book in that vein.  GUARDIANSHIP In my latest Regency romantic suspense, The… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Juvenilia

Jane Austen’s Juvenilia

My mind is well-entrenched in an article I’m writing for the October edition of Pride & Possibilities, the periodical of the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation (a fabulous non-profit, for those of you unfamiliar with it, promoting literacy endeavors worldwide and founded by Austen’s descendent, Caroline Jane Knight). My subject is the radical nature of Austen’s childhood… more goodness …