Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside! + Giveaway!

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside! + Giveaway!

Jane Austen famously writes of the minutiae of life; her books often centred on a single house or area. Emma takes place exclusively in the Surrey village of Highbury and although a few characters travel outside its precincts Emma and the reader never do. For my Highbury Trilogy, however, I had to venture further afield… more goodness …

It Started with a Cover

It Started with a Cover

Which comes first, the book cover, or the story itself? In the case of my upcoming release, it was the former. Earlier this month, I sat down at my desk and started creating a book cover for what was intended to be a collection of my three Pride and Prejudice inspired Christmas stories. Indeed, it… more goodness …

Christmas Traditions and Wishes

Christmas Traditions and Wishes

With the Christmas season approaching, I thought I would start out by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. While I do not like winter and I hate snow and cold in equal measure, it has always seemed to me that the spirit of Christmas… more goodness …

Did Jane Austen Play Regency Monopoly? A Look at a Georgian Board Game

Did Jane Austen Play Regency Monopoly? A Look at a Georgian Board Game

 “The Most Agreeable & Rational Recreation Ever Invented” During a recent visit to Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood, I was drawn to one of the exhibits, a board game called The New Game of Human Life. Published in London in 1790, it was aimed at the family market and was the British adaptation of a French game, Le… more goodness …

A book FINALLY finished, with a giveaway and a cover reveal

A book FINALLY finished, with a giveaway and a cover reveal

I did it. I finally finished Darcy’s Predicament. The third time was the charm, and I am so very excited to be able to tell you this. I have done two other posts about this story. Each time, it was flowing well, but each time, the words suddenly stopped. I picked the story up again… more goodness …

Listen Up! There’s a Jane Austen Podcast for You

Listen Up! There’s a Jane Austen Podcast for You

The holiday season is upon us, and it sometimes seems our already busy schedules get more complicated when we factor in all the activities associated with the season. Between gift shopping, decorating, baking, family get-togethers, and more, our December schedules get pretty full pretty fast. It’s a busy time of year, no doubt; but if… more goodness …

Austen Audiobooks – a FREE short read (listen!)

Austen Audiobooks – a FREE short read (listen!)

Taking a break from Regency recipes this month, I want to pick the brains of the readers of this blog who enjoy audiobooks. Now, audiobooks are something I’ve never been able to get to grips with. I’m a speed reader and the delivery speed of audiobooks is too slow for me even on double speed;… more goodness …

A Double Feature of Two Christmas Pride and Prejudice Variations

A Double Feature of Two Christmas Pride and Prejudice Variations

I’ll admit it. This year I started playing Christmas music in my car before Thanksgiving. And I’m not ashamed of it. 🙂  I justified it by observing that it’s a short Christmas season this year (since Thanksgiving is late). But now that Thanksgiving is past, I am throwing myself in earnest into holiday preparations. I… more goodness …

This and That and a Giveaway

This and That and a Giveaway

I have debated over the last couple of weeks the nature of this post. Christmas? Something else? A mix? I finally decided we have had enough Christmas (at least, I have, for my decorations are up, presents wrapped, and the anticipation is waning). Something else was not possible as my brain is filled with two… more goodness …

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

  Welcome to Austen Authors’ Winter Giveaway! Check out the wonderful prizes!!! Again, our authors are being quite generous. Although we welcome your comments below, to enter the giveaway, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form! The GIVEAWAY link can be found at the top of the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE. The Winter Quarter Giveaway runs… more goodness …