Author Archives: Barbara Silkstone

Farewell!

Farewell!

A zillion years ago when my daughter was about four years old, she fell out of bed.I was sleeping as all mothers sleep, on the edge of a dream with one ear cocked for the sound of trouble. I rushed to her room to find her lying on the floor next to her bed, still… more goodness …

LoveYa!

LoveYa!

I Love You~ The three most powerful words in the English language. And how cleverly Jane Austen used them. In Darcy’s first botched proposal: “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” Our darling… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Barbara Silkstone’s “They Might Have Been Friends” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Barbara Silkstone’s “They Might Have Been Friends” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Barbara Silkstone‘s “They Might Have Been Friends” Giveaway. Gaelicark will receive a set of the first two paperbacks in Ms. Silkstone‘s  Florence Nightingale Comedy Mystery series: The Giggling Corpse and The Killer Corset. Gaelicark, look for an email from Ms. Silkstone in order to claim your prize. [According… more goodness …

A Royal Wedding

A Royal Wedding

Let’s take a quick peek at a Royal Wedding. No, not that one. How different was the wedding of Queen Elizabeth to Prince Philip from that of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? I won’t dwell on the details of the contemporary weddings as you either know them by… more goodness …

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 …