Category Archives: Regency

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 …

Top 10 Goofs in Persuasion (2007)

Top 10 Goofs in Persuasion (2007)

Repeated watchings of this adaptation of Persuasion over the past few weeks has been fun. If this post was a review of the film, I would have lots of good things to say, but alas, this is another “goofs” post, so I’m going to start griping right out the gate. My opening complaint is about… 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 …

‘It was certainly a very remarkable coincidence!’

‘It was certainly a very remarkable coincidence!’

“It was certainly a very remarkable coincidence!”—Northanger Abbey. Writing from roughly 1795 on, Jane Austen is usually seen as the last major writer of the 18th century. In many novels of that century, plot coincidences were not only accepted, they were expected. It was a big coincidence if there were not major coincidences driving the… more goodness …

Persuasion (1995) Trivia Challenge

Persuasion (1995) Trivia Challenge

In the mid-nineties, an uncoordinated high-tide of Austen adaptations hit the screens in wave after wave of Regency (and modern) delights. Some were rich multi-episode series, others, cinematic masterpieces meant to be viewed on the big screen.  The 1995 production of Persuasion was at the fore of this trend that nurtured a new generation of… more goodness …

Autumn, Pumpkin Spice, and a little JAFF story

Autumn, Pumpkin Spice, and a little JAFF story

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with an interesting topic for my posts that’s not been done a dozen times before. People tell me it’s okay to add my own spin on things, but I confess I do like to be different. This month, I wanted to tie into the season we are coming into… more goodness …

Anticipating the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Bet” on September 23 with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Anticipating the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Bet” on September 23 with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Back in April, I introduced you to my latest Austen-inspired novel, which will release on September 23. Preorder for Mr. Darcy’s Bet will begin next week. Grab it while you can, for it will be only $0.99 for the preorder and for one week of regular sales on Amazon before the price will jump. It… more goodness …

Austen Letters, Rooms, TV, and Library …

Austen Letters, Rooms, TV, and Library …

This month’s mailbag brings a bundle of news related to Jane Austen. Autumn is a busy season for our favorite author! First is that Jane Austen’s House Museum has been able to purchase a section of one of Jane’s letters, thanks to a generous outpouring of public support. The letter, from Jane to her niece… more goodness …