Author Archives: Barbara Silkstone

Derbyshire Celebrities

Derbyshire Celebrities

As I prepared to write an entirely new series I was tickled (I often get tickled) to discover that the real life heroine of my upcoming Florence Nightingale Comedy Mystery Series was actually a Derbyshire lass. The Nightingale family owned an estate called Lea Hurst in Darcy’s Derbyshire. Initially this set all sorts of what… more goodness …

What Was Darcy Thinking?

What Was Darcy Thinking?

My experiences as a Love Investigator—having personally interviewed over 500 men—prompted me to imagine what Darcy might have been thinking as he left the Hunsford parsonage after his horrific attempt at offering for Elizabeth Bennet’s hand. Taking what I had learned from my six years of travel, exploring the minds of men, I decided to… more goodness …

Awful Dream

Awful Dream

Is it possible to spend too much time with Darcy and Elizabeth? If we begin to have peculiar dreams about them, is it time to step back from Pemberley? I had an awful dream last night and thought I would share it with you, but first let me remind you of a classic scene in… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Barbara Silkstone’s “My Fair Lizzy” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Barbara Silkstone’s “My Fair Lizzy” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Barbara Silkstone‘s “My Fair Lizzy” Giveaway.    Joan Rye will receive a signed paperback copy of Ms. Silkstone‘s latest release, My Fair Lizzy, while Linda Bryson will receive an eBook version of My Fair Lizzy. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Joan,… more goodness …

My Fair Lizzy- New Release and Giveaway!

My Fair Lizzy- New Release and Giveaway!

My Fair Lizzy ~ A Regency tale  An Interview with Lizzy Bennet: Barbara Silkstone: Welcome as we join Elizabeth Bennet following the completion of her lessons in elocution and etiquette with her tutor, Fitzwilliam Darcy. Silkstone: Tell us what prompted you to place yourself in the hands of such a haughty pedant. Mr. Darcy is… more goodness …