Category Archives: Excerpt

Excerpt and Giveaway for the Audiobook of When Jane Got Angry

Excerpt and Giveaway for the Audiobook of When Jane Got Angry

I’ve always wondered what would have happened in Pride and Prejudice if Jane Bennet had been a little more proactive—particularly when she was in London and Miss Bingley was concealing her presence from her brother. After all, things might have gone quite differently if Jane had taken matters into her own hands. That is the… more goodness …

No New Book or Giveaway, but a Short Story…

No New Book or Giveaway, but a Short Story…

I’m sorry to say that we are not ready to have a giveaway this month. A Duel in Meryton (formerly Wickham’s Hertfordshire Duel) isn’t ready. It is close. It will probably be available in a month. But Summer and I don’t want to put ourselves in a position where we rush through the final edits at the… 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 …

As the Story Unfolds

As the Story Unfolds

Happy News! I am working on a new novel. Actually, it’s my National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2018 project: Gravity. Despite having written a large chunk of the tale last year, crafting the final story is taking longer than expected. That’s because the premise has changed. I’m planning to stick with the original title (Gravity),… more goodness …

Story Update and an excerpt

Story Update and an excerpt

Last month, I told you the story of my newest Work-In-Progress, about how I asked blog readers and Patreon supporters to help me name it, how I’m learning to use the Three Act Structure to plot my stories, and how one of my friends took pity on me and helped me organize my thoughts into… more goodness …

Character in The Wardrobe

Character in The Wardrobe

The Pilgrim: Lydia Bennet and a Soldier’s Portion reflects much of my own (and that of dozens of far greater minds than mine) philosophy gleaned from a lifetime of both… Pleasure and Pain are important parts of life and must be understood in reference to each other. No life is unremittingly happy. And, as the… more goodness …

New Modern P&P Variation — Darcy in Hollywood  Excerpt and Giveaway!

New Modern P&P Variation — Darcy in Hollywood Excerpt and Giveaway!

My latest modern Pride and Prejudice variation, Darcy in Hollywood, was recently released. Check out the bottom of this blog where you can enter a Giveaway for an ebook Copy! Below is a scene from near the beginning of the book. Darcy almost runs over Elizabeth with his Ferrari and she hits her head while… more goodness …

Coming Eventually: Wickham’s Hertfordshire Duel

Coming Eventually: Wickham’s Hertfordshire Duel

There are many ways that two authors can work together. For Summer and me, I think of it as having four unequal phases. First, I write a complete story, often around 20,000 words. That makes it a novella, not a novel. For the second phase, Summer rewrites it, sometimes adding whole scenes that were originally… more goodness …