Author Archives: Cecilia Gray

Game of Janes

Game of Janes

Last Sunday marked the return of one of my favorite shows – Game of Thrones! For the uninitiated (living under a rock, perhaps?), Game of Thrones is an HBO series adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s wildly popular fantasy epic, A Song of Ice and Fire. The yet-to-be-finished series follows a set of dynastic families as… more goodness …

Writing What You Don’t Know

Writing What You Don’t Know

After I finished the Jane Austen Academy series, I wasn’t sure what to write next. I hadn’t sought out the realm of Jane Austen Fan Fiction on purpose. In fact, I didn’t even know it existed until after my series was almost complete. My first writing love was regency-style* historical romance novels, specifically the likes of… more goodness …

Lunar New Year – Austen style

Lunar New Year – Austen style

I always celebrate New Year’s twice. On midnight of December 31st, I ring in the New Year with much of the world while sipping champagne and watching fireworks. On January 1st, I set resolutions. While some people might experience anxiety about keeping resolutions, I don’t. Because I have a little secret. About five weeks later, in… more goodness …

Jane & Jealousy (or Austen & Envy)

Jane & Jealousy (or Austen & Envy)

I’ve been fraught with envy this past week as my fellow Austen authors and acolytes have been atwitter (and a-instagram and a-facebook) over the 2015 JASNA annual general meeting, which yours truly did not get to attend. Because paycheck. Envy and Jealousy are usually dismissed as negative emotions, but I find them quite helpful. They can help you prioritize. They can… more goodness …

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Austen in August!)

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Austen in August!)

Every August over at The Book Rat blog, moderator Misty dedicates an entire month to the love of Jane Austen. She invites writers and readers to share in the academic and the fun of Austentatious pop culture. One of my favorite features is the Austen conversation, in which she several authors of Austen fan fiction… more goodness …

Jane Austen Family Reunion

Jane Austen Family Reunion

No matter how you feel about the 50 Shades phenomenon, an undeniable trend in the surge of independently published authors of romance, particularly new adult and erotic, followed as a result of its popularity. Traced back, its author was inspired to write by the Stephenie Meyer vampire romance sensation, Twilight, which also begat a rich vein of young… more goodness …

Banned Austen

This weekend is the annual meeting of the American Library Association in San Francisco. The mega-gathering of librarians celebrates the very best in literature. It’s a small price to get onto the exhibit floor where publishers hand over more than equal value in free advanced copies, and is a wonderful opportunity to meet your favorite current… more goodness …

Apocausten

Apocausten

I live in San Francisco – earthquake country – and today is the release of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s earthquake thriller, San Andreas. If you haven’t caught the trailer, it’s apocaporn at its best. A moody and melancholy cover of California Dreamin’ plays over wide-angle slow-motion flyovers of collapsing skyscrapers as viewers are asked where will they… more goodness …