Category Archives: Excerpt

What Do William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, and a Pride and Prejudice Vagary Have in Common? + a Giveaway

What Do William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, and a Pride and Prejudice Vagary Have in Common? + a Giveaway

  Several months back, I landed upon an idea that has become part of my latest Austen-inspired book. You see, there is this whole faction of people/experts who believe that Francis Bacon and others within Bacon’s circle wrote Shakespeare’s plays. And guess what? Francis Bacon’s home is in the St Albans area of Hertfordshire. Old… more goodness …

Book Launch of ‘Austen Marriage’; Plus Giveaway, Excerpt!

Book Launch of ‘Austen Marriage’; Plus Giveaway, Excerpt!

Having written the last several times about Jane Austen’s relationships with men–and the confusion about which relationships were real and which ones lacked supporting evidence–I am announcing today the launch of the last volume in my trilogy based on her life, “The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen.” True to what is (actually) known about her… more goodness …

An FAQ About the Bennet Wardrobe

An FAQ About the Bennet Wardrobe

Much has been made of the to-ings and fro-ings of the Bennet daughters as they navigate the Bennet Wardrobe Universe. To date I have recounted Mary’s two recorded journeys, Kitty’s trip to 1886, and Lizzy’s surprise as a ten-year-old. There is more to Kitty’s tale…and we have yet to learn what occurred when Lydia learned… more goodness …