Ask Darcy and Thornton, Part Two

Ask Darcy and Thornton, Part Two

After Darcy and Thornton answered questions in their first blog post together, we received an avalanche of e-mails and letters, begging them for more advice. The Swoon-worthy Heroes have graciously agreed to give even more advice to the lovelorn. Take it away, Mr Darcy and Thornton! Dear Swoon-worthy Heroes, Back when we were still dating, my ex-girlfriend used… more goodness …

Good Things Come in Fives Indeed

Good Things Come in Fives Indeed

  Five years ago this month, I released To Have His Cake (and Eat It Too): Mr. Darcy’s Tale. What a remarkable journey it’s been since then. I’ve been reflecting on this milestone for weeks. In the spirit of a theme of fives, I thought I’d share five lists of fives in today’s post, starting… more goodness …

Amazing An Introvert

I am introverted,  and this causes me to avoid many gatherings, out of fear and discomfort.  Once I am at gatherings,  and find a comfort zone, then I do well. So you can imagine how difficult it was to decide to go where over 700 of my fellow Janeites were gathered for the JASNA AGM.… more goodness …

The Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s Journey Who was the true hero in Pride and Prejudice? Fitzwilliam Darcy… or was it Elizabeth Bennet? As I plotted my first Regency era tale—The Gallant Vicar— I briefly referred to Joseph Campbell’s brilliant treatise on the structure of a novel…just for fun. Campbell was a scholar, a professor of mythology, a writer… more goodness …

Winners of the “Find The Austen Authors” Giveaway from AGM 2015

Winners of the “Find The Austen Authors” Giveaway from AGM 2015

While in Louisville for the JASNA AGM, the six Austen Authors who attended conducted a “scavenger hunt” of sorts. Participants were to find Sharon Lathan, Regina Jeffers, Melanie Schertz, Rose Fairbanks, Elizabeth Ann West, and Sarah Price, and have the author initial a special postcard (*see below). Placing the completed postcard into the AuAu bowl… more goodness …

Jane & Jealousy (or Austen & Envy)

Jane & Jealousy (or Austen & Envy)

I’ve been fraught with envy this past week as my fellow Austen authors and acolytes have been atwitter (and a-instagram and a-facebook) over the 2015 JASNA annual general meeting, which yours truly did not get to attend. Because paycheck. Envy and Jealousy are usually dismissed as negative emotions, but I find them quite helpful. They can help you prioritize. They can… more goodness …

10 ways my husband is better than Firth’s Darcy

10 ways my husband is better than Firth’s Darcy

My head is still spinning from going to the Jane Austen Society of North America’s Annual General Meeting last week and I’m in the middle of moving (again) as my husband’s been relocated to a new state! After 8 weeks of him being there Monday-Friday and sometimes being home less than 36 hours, we were… more goodness …