Author Archives: Shannon Winslow

About Shannon Winslow

author of historical fiction in the tradition of Jane Austen

Visitors to Hunsford: a P&P Missing Scene

As most of you know, writing “missing scenes” is a particular passion of mine. Although, the scene I’m going to share with you today – what takes place when Mr. Darcy first comes to Hunsford – is not so much … Continue reading

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Life and Other Unmanageable Events

What do do Marianne Dashwood, Louisa Musgrove, and my handsome husband all have in common? We’ll get to that in a moment. But first, time for a brief update on my activities and progress. If you read my blog regularly … Continue reading

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The Supreme Council of Baddies

I wrote this fun mash-up a couple of years ago for our March Madness theme on Austen Variations, but I haven’t shared it here before. This is what happened when I  collected a bunch of Jane Austen’s villains in one … Continue reading

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Popular Highlights “Return”

Confession. I just finished reading one of my own books: Return to Longbourn… again. I have talked to other authors who say that once their books are finished and published, they never look at them again. The reasons they give? … Continue reading

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Diverting to Derbyshire – a P&P Missing Scene

Since everybody seemed to appreciate The Specter of Mr. Collins, which I posted here a couple of months ago, I thought today I’d share another of my P&P ‘missing scenes.’ Most of the ones I’ve written are included in a group publication … Continue reading

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A Christmas Ramble

Christmas is coming! Notice that I didn’t say Christmas is here, because technically this is Advent – a time of waiting and preparation in anticipation of the day of Jesus’ birth. I know that on the retail calendar, the Christmas … Continue reading

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The Specter of Mr. Collins

This passage from Pride and Prejudice (chapter 26) talks about how Elizabeth’s relationship with Charlotte changed after Charlotte married Mr. Collins. It was the inspiration for a “missing scene” I wrote a few years ago for another blog. When I ran … Continue reading

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