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Too Soon for a Christmas Story? Absolutely Not!

Too Soon for a Christmas Story? Absolutely Not!

In the United States, once the Thanksgiving holiday is over, the Christmas season “officially” begins. I put the “officially” in quotes because most stores these days start stocking their shelves and sending advertisements long before late November. I’ve seen Christmas decor sitting beside Halloween items — an unfathomable concept just a few years ago —… more goodness …

It’s Halloween so Bring on the Horror Movie Genre! Let’s talk movie origins and Phantasmagoria.

It’s Halloween so Bring on the Horror Movie Genre! Let’s talk movie origins and Phantasmagoria.

Tomorrow is Halloween, as I suspect everyone in the United States is aware. I know the “holiday” isn’t as popular in other parts of the world, at least not in the same way, but here it is a huge event. Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween. I’m much fonder of Christmas and… more goodness …

Rise of the Milliner in England: A History of Mad Hatters, by Sharon Lathan

Rise of the Milliner in England: A History of Mad Hatters, by Sharon Lathan

In case you haven’t heard, I have branched out in my passion for all things Regency into the field of millinery. I’ll share more information and links on that venture at the end of this blog post. Interestingly, as extensively as I have researched aspects of the period in order to write my novels as… more goodness …

Report on the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville AND the debut of “A Lady Bonnet Boutique” by Sharon Lathan

Report on the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville AND the debut of “A Lady Bonnet Boutique” by Sharon Lathan

Get ready for a long blog post, y’all! I have SO much to talk about and share with a TON of photos to highlight what I have been doing this past month.   To begin, I must refer to my last Austen Authors blog post, dated July 10:  Busy Bee Sharon has been Making Regency… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in 61 Haiku (1,037 Syllables!), a guest post from James Gaynor

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in 61 Haiku (1,037 Syllables!), a guest post from James Gaynor

Emily Dickinson once famously remarked that if she felt as though the top of her head were taken off, she knew she was reading poetry. And who hasn’t read “It is a truth universally acknowledged, …” and felt our heads explode? In my work as a poet, I’ve long been fascinated by memorable opening and… more goodness …

Cold-blood, Hot-blood, Thoroughbred . . . Do you know your Regency horses? A mini-primer by Sharon Lathan

Cold-blood, Hot-blood, Thoroughbred . . . Do you know your Regency horses? A mini-primer by Sharon Lathan

In the 1997 Disney live-action movie George of the Jungle, there is a hilarious scene of George (Brendan Fraser) running alongside a frisky horse, his shirt open and sculpted chest gleaming. Along the fence stands Jane with several other women, the ladies practically drooling as their mesmerized eyes follow the gorgeously frolicking George. The humor… more goodness …