Author Archives: Bronwen Chisholm

Is a Word Just a Word?

Is a Word Just a Word?

Every time I finish a Pride and Prejudice variation, I say “Now I will work on my suspense romance.” Many writers work on more than one piece or genre at a time, and I have been known to do this, but writing in 1810 England and modern day New Jersey at the same time is… more goodness …

In Jane’s Defense …

In Jane’s Defense …

While preparing the pieces for my blog tour to introduce Mrs. Collins’ Lover, I chose to interview a character. I knew immediately it would not be Elizabeth or Darcy – their story is told within the pages. Instead, I debated between Jane and Mary, finally deciding upon Mary as she was a key part of… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Bronwen Chisholm’s “Mrs. Collins’ Lover” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Bronwen Chisholm’s “Mrs. Collins’ Lover” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Bronwen Chisholm‘s “Mrs. Collins’ Lover” Giveaway. Vanessa Thompson McBride receive an eBook copy of Ms. Chisholm‘s Mrs. Collins’ Lover. Congratulations, Vanessa. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes must… more goodness …

Celebrating the Release of “Mrs. Collins’ Lover” with an Excerpt and a Giveaway

Celebrating the Release of “Mrs. Collins’ Lover” with an Excerpt and a Giveaway

Wow! The past month has flown by – too much travel and other demands. Mrs. Collins’ Lover is currently on preorder on Amazon; it releases on August 10. Since April, I have been sharing little tidbits here and there from this new book. To realize the release date is nearly here is heady and overwhelming.… more goodness …

On the Road

On the Road

As I write this, my husband is driving us to drop my daughter at a summer college camp. Some of you know I live in Virginia, south of Washington, DC, one of the worst traffic areas in the states. Because of this, we have learned how to travel appropriately. To get through DC in a… more goodness …

Crafting a Cover

Crafting a Cover

A few months ago, I listed my projects for the next two years. As normally occurs, a wrench was thrown in the works and I spent the next month in a haze, unable to think clearly, let alone write. But that has passed, time moves on, and I am approaching my first deadline (rather adjusted… more goodness …

Parenting and Jane Austen

Parenting and Jane Austen

My son has left home. He is twenty and has been away at a military institute for the last two years where he earned an associate’s degree. After much debate, he decided not to go into the Coast Guard as he originally planned and will be chasing his dream of becoming a screen writer/director instead.… more goodness …

Plans and Resolutions

Plans and Resolutions

It is January and that means New Year’s Resolutions are being tested and plans for the year are being created and/or put in play. Much of my 2018 was spent writing, travelling, researching, and planning, so what does that mean for 2019? Well, there are 5 stories that I have been kicking around for a… more goodness …

A St. Stephen’s Day Outing

A St. Stephen’s Day Outing

So much has been said about preparing for Christmas and traditions, I decided that I would look a bit past Christmas to December 26, St. Stephen’s Day or Boxing Day. Named for the first Christian martyr, St. Stephen’s Day was celebrated by giving to charity. The gentry would give their servants Christmas boxes (thus the… more goodness …

A Belated Halloween Story

A Belated Halloween Story

I must beg everyone’s forgiveness. In the last three months I have felt as though I was being drawn and quartered. Commitments to organizations and family upheavals were creating increased difficulties for me to concentrate and put myself fully into my writing. This all came to a head in the last three weeks when I… more goodness …