Category Archives: Jane Austen

Caroline “Caro” Lamb,  Regency “It” Girl

Caroline “Caro” Lamb, Regency “It” Girl

Every era seems to have women that generate intrigue and provoke gossip   They’ve been queens, actresses, writers, mistresses and recently internet stars.  Just the period prior to the Regency had Sarah Siddons, Mary Robinson, and Mary Wolstonecraft, just to name a few.  These woman lived their lives by their own rules, which most of… more goodness …

Christmas Presents for Austen Lovers

Christmas Presents for Austen Lovers

December is a joyous month for Janeites. The month includes Jane Austen’s birthday on Dec. 16 and of course Christmas on Dec. 25. Many Austen groups have December celebrations that partake of the holiday spirit. I was fortunate to speak at a December tea in Boise and a dinner in Salt Lake City. It was… more goodness …

Goodbye and Thank you!

Goodbye and Thank you!

First of all, for those who celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas! I hope this is a joy-filled day with friends and family and a truly beautiful celebration. I am sad that my post was scheduled for today for it is with a heavy heart I also say goodbye and thank you. I have been posting on… more goodness …

Dinner is Served!

Dinner is Served!

Hi everyone It’s almost Christmas and I am sure you are all busy getting ready for different gatherings. I too have my hands full preparing for a big party this evening to celebrate my husband’s birthday, Christmas, and Yalda (an Iranian celebration held on the longest night of the year or winter solstice). With my… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Persuasion (1971)

Top 10 Goofs in Persuasion (1971)

I confess that finding time to watch this four-hour television series a couple of times has been a challenge with the holiday season upon us, but it was an enjoyable diversion. After I got past the quirks and limitations introduced by reason of the decade in which it was filmed, I found this adaptation, which… more goodness …

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside! + Giveaway!

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside! + Giveaway!

Jane Austen famously writes of the minutiae of life; her books often centred on a single house or area. Emma takes place exclusively in the Surrey village of Highbury and although a few characters travel outside its precincts Emma and the reader never do. For my Highbury Trilogy, however, I had to venture further afield… more goodness …

It Started with a Cover

It Started with a Cover

Which comes first, the book cover, or the story itself? In the case of my upcoming release, it was the former. Earlier this month, I sat down at my desk and started creating a book cover for what was intended to be a collection of my three Pride and Prejudice inspired Christmas stories. Indeed, it… more goodness …