The Utmost Importance of Fresh Air and Exercise

The Utmost Importance of Fresh Air and Exercise

No, you haven’t stumbled across a health website, but it is January, just beyond the two-week mark of when a large percentage of the population has renewed their vow to take better care of themselves, so it seemed appropriate. Particularly for one such as I, whose pursuit of health has proven frustrating and elusive, particularly… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Matches Made at Netherfield” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Matches Made at Netherfield” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s Matches Made at Netherfield Giveaway. Eru will receive an eBook copy of the Ms. Burton‘s latest release, while Carole in Canada will receive a print copy of the book. Ladies, to claim your prize, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com. Congratulations!!!  more goodness …

Naming A House

Naming A House

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted to name my house. In the olden days, house names were common. In America, we had the White House, Mount Vernon, and Monticello. In England, they had Windsor Castle, Chatsworth House, and Holkham Hall, among many others. People used to name houses instead of naming streets, so a house… more goodness …

Stanzas, Syllables, and So On

Stanzas, Syllables, and So On

Some years ago, I was quite intent upon creating cinquains (poems consisting of five stanzas usually unrhymed containing two, four, six, eight, and two syllables respectively) as a means of conveying the premise of my stories. My early endeavors: A tribute to Miss Jane Austen I recently decided to delve into a similar form of… more goodness …

Darcy, Lizzy and Emma

Darcy, Lizzy and Emma

While watching the 2009 BBC mini-series adaptation of Emma, I fell in love with Jonny Lee Miller, who plays Mr. Knightley. Okay, compared to my passion for Colin Firth, it’s merely an infatuation. But there is a scene in the film that moved me in so many ways, not the least of which was to… more goodness …

A Tempting Excerpt from a Jann Rowland Upcoming Novel, “Coincidence”

A Tempting Excerpt from a Jann Rowland Upcoming Novel, “Coincidence”

For this month’s post, I have decided to post a short excerpt of my newest offering, Coincidence. The idea for this novel came from a discussion I had with a friend from church. He is also interested in writing Pride and Prejudice, and we often speak of our ideas. On this particular occasion, we were… more goodness …