Upcoming release – ‘Miss Darcy’s Companion’

Upcoming release – ‘Miss Darcy’s Companion’

If you read my last post and enjoyed the virtual trip to Derbyshire, I hope you’ll like my upcoming book that, for once, takes place almost entirely at Pemberley. We love JAFF. We are addicted to the eventful courtship of Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. They meet, they spar, they part, they pine –… more goodness …

Shades of Austen at Storymakers

Shades of Austen at Storymakers

I spent Friday and Saturday this weekend at the annual Storymakers Writers Conference. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have spotted my #Storymakers16 hashtags. 2016 is my fourth year attending, and something I noticed in previous years was the prevalence of references to Jane Austen in the workshops. I was astounded when notable… more goodness …

Pride and Prejudice and Mommies

Pride and Prejudice and Mommies

This Sunday is Mother’s Day in the United States, a day that is filled with gratitude for some and guilt or sadness for others. Though I’m blessed with a wonderful mother, my novels don’t reflect it. I learned early on that, especially when writing about young adults, an author can’t have a responsible and caring mother… more goodness …

Active Indispensable Employment

Active Indispensable Employment

I am always amazed by the timelessness of Jane Austen quotes. I find the following especially apt of late: “There is nothing like employment, active indispensable employment, for relieving sorrow. Employment, even melancholy, may dispel melancholy.” I’ve been involved in the publishing world for nearly six years. What a rapidly shifting landscape—not just on a… more goodness …