The release of my first non-JAFF historical romance is just days away! + a Giveaway

The release of my first non-JAFF historical romance is just days away! + a Giveaway

Timeless is just a few days away! I’m so excited about the release of my very first original historical romance, An Earl For Ellen, as part of this boxed set! I’d like to share the prologue with you here. December, 1817 “I’m sorry, Miss Bentley.” The steward twisted his hat between his hands, an expression… more goodness …

The Epistolary Style of Creation

The Epistolary Style of Creation

By now my friends and co-conspirators have become inured to my tales of transferring my written works to #Audible. I have discussed the idea of performance versus narration and the fact that what works in writing may not respond to verbal presentation. Yet, there is one more item which we #InspiredByAusten writers, a solitary bunch… more goodness …

Preparing for the Release of “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way”

Preparing for the Release of “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way”

I know I have been excessively quiet regarding my upcoming JAFF release. In truth, I had hoped to have it ready by mid-August, but now it is looking closer to mid-September for its release, for I am doing a rewrite of the ending. However, I thought it time for a teaser, which you will find… more goodness …

Families Large and Small in Jane Austen’s Novels

Families Large and Small in Jane Austen’s Novels

In most of Jane Austen’s works, at one point or another, we are treated to family tableaux featuring children running about, teens minding their businesses and adults trying to hold a conversation amongst the chaos of it all. Take this scene in Persuasion, depicting the Christmas celebrations at Uppercross: “On one side was a table occupied… more goodness …

A Proud Janeite

A Proud Janeite

I’m participating this month in the annual event Austen In August, even more full of Jane-goodness this year as it carries on for an entire month instead of its traditional two weeks. I highly recommend stopping by and enjoying the posts, giveaways, read/watch-alongs, and other bits of goodness that Misty, The Book Rat, so beautifully… more goodness …

Judy O’Grady and the Purchased Lady

Judy O’Grady and the Purchased Lady

While researching The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen, my trilogy on the life of Jane Austen, I ran across a fascinating book called Judy O’Grady and the Colonel’s Lady: The Army Wife and Camp Follower Since 1660. The work is titled after a Kipling poem, in which he says the poor enlisted wife (“Judy”) and… more goodness …

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

We read all year and yet the books we select each summer have something special about them… We plan the season – at least I do – with a little more intentionality. And I think I’m not the only one. I have had such fun this past month online looking at Summer Reading Lists, What… more goodness …

Report on the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville AND the debut of “A Lady Bonnet Boutique” by Sharon Lathan

Report on the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville AND the debut of “A Lady Bonnet Boutique” by Sharon Lathan

Get ready for a long blog post, y’all! I have SO much to talk about and share with a TON of photos to highlight what I have been doing this past month.   To begin, I must refer to my last Austen Authors blog post, dated July 10:  Busy Bee Sharon has been Making Regency… more goodness …

From Persian Poetry to Pride and Prejudice

From Persian Poetry to Pride and Prejudice

Let me begin by expressing my gratitude to Regina and Sharon for allowing me to join the AuAu family. Being a great admirer of Jane Austen’s novels, and having enjoyed reading the beautiful works of many of the AuAu members, it is most gratifying to be so warmly welcomed by them. As this is my… more goodness …