Category Archives: Author Real Life

A book FINALLY finished, with a giveaway and a cover reveal

A book FINALLY finished, with a giveaway and a cover reveal

I did it. I finally finished Darcy’s Predicament. The third time was the charm, and I am so very excited to be able to tell you this. I have done two other posts about this story. Each time, it was flowing well, but each time, the words suddenly stopped. I picked the story up again… more goodness …

Austen Audiobooks – a FREE short read (listen!)

Austen Audiobooks – a FREE short read (listen!)

Taking a break from Regency recipes this month, I want to pick the brains of the readers of this blog who enjoy audiobooks. Now, audiobooks are something I’ve never been able to get to grips with. I’m a speed reader and the delivery speed of audiobooks is too slow for me even on double speed;… more goodness …

This and That and a Giveaway

This and That and a Giveaway

I have debated over the last couple of weeks the nature of this post. Christmas? Something else? A mix? I finally decided we have had enough Christmas (at least, I have, for my decorations are up, presents wrapped, and the anticipation is waning). Something else was not possible as my brain is filled with two… more goodness …

Announcing ReReleases of Old Time Favorites + a Giveaway

Announcing ReReleases of Old Time Favorites + a Giveaway

Those of you who have followed my troubles with Facebook for the rereleases of my earliest novels, those printed by Ulysses Press, will be happy to know there is a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. I have finally received a letter from Ulysses presenting me back the rights to all my books… more goodness …

Räbeliechtli, Jane Austen Style

Räbeliechtli, Jane Austen Style

While the last hurrahs of Halloween echo through the weekend, my family and I will be participating in a much older autumnal tradition, one more akin to the harvest festivals of millennia ago than the community-wide, candy-fueled masquerade we indulge in today. Tomorrow evening, all the school children will gather at the top of the… more goodness …

Commemorating 40 Years, and 400

Commemorating 40 Years, and 400

Today’s blog provides a capsule of the recent Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America, in Williamsburg, VA. The week involved history, pageantry, and good manners—and that was outside the conference halls. It was the 40th anniversary of the founding of JASNA, and the 400th commemoration of major events in Virginia’s… more goodness …

Carriage Collection at Stockwood Discovery Centre

Carriage Collection at Stockwood Discovery Centre

Now that my series on the evolution of fashion has wrapped up, I’ve got loads to share from my latest trip to England. I visited five different great houses and also spent some time becoming an accomplished walker in the Lake District. But I thought I’d start at the earlier part of my trip, chronologically,… more goodness …

A Book Club for Jane Austen’s Novels, Part 1: Sense and Sensibility

A Book Club for Jane Austen’s Novels, Part 1: Sense and Sensibility

I live in a retirement community where the connecting buildings house over a thousand residents. The management encourages us to start clubs or activities. I started a club devoted to reading Jane Austen’s novels. Although I want the discussion to be able to go in any direction, as long as it is about the novels,… more goodness …