Category Archives: Excerpt

Where are The Men?

Where are The Men?

I am in quite a quandary. I have been looking at how we as authors can grow the base of readership for #Austenesque and #NorthandSouth variations. The chart below asks persons which genres they read regularly. Female and male respondents tended to follow each other closely…or at least vary within expectations. Women do tend to… more goodness …

Celebrating the Launch of Miss Price’s Decision: Excerpt & Giveaway

Celebrating the Launch of Miss Price’s Decision: Excerpt & Giveaway

I am delighted to announce the imminent launch of Miss Price’s Decision, my second novel in the Austeniana series, which focuses on the stories of the younger sisters of Austen’s heroes and heroines.  If Miss Darcy’s Beaux told the story of Georgiana Darcy, now it is the turn of Susan Price, Fanny’s younger sister in… more goodness …

Breaking our Characters to Make Them Whole + a Giveaway

Breaking our Characters to Make Them Whole + a Giveaway

As an author, I struggle to be certain that the work rings with a truth, an authenticity, that creates a story which offers readers an engaging experience rooted in a believable reality. Even if that world is entire made of fairy-dust, employs time travel, and sees other fictional characters traversing its pages. Consider that Tolkien… more goodness …

Not JAFF, But TWO Regency Releases in October + Excerpts + a Double Giveaway

Not JAFF, But TWO Regency Releases in October + Excerpts + a Double Giveaway

This calendar year has been a busy one for me, with seven releases. I will be glad for the holidays to have some time to “regroup.” This month, alone, I will releasing two Regency stories.  On October 31, THE HEARTLESS EARL arrives. It is a Regency romantic suspense and will be book 1 of a… more goodness …

Bringing Life to Lydia Bennet in the Time of the Wardrobe + a Giveaway

Bringing Life to Lydia Bennet in the Time of the Wardrobe + a Giveaway

The arc of the Bennet Wardrobe is long. Book One of The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Journey raises the curtain in 1691. We last saw Mary and her husband Edward Benton in 2013…322 years later. Other principals also have moved about the timeline: Kitty to 1886 while her parents, Thomas and Fanny, translated to 1947.… more goodness …