Category Archives: excerpts

Work in Progress!

At last I have made a genuine start on what will become my 12th novel: Mr. Knightley in His Own Words! So today I want to share the Prologue with you, to give you a taste of where I’m heading … Continue reading

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What’s for the Encore?

The launch party for “Colonel Brandon in His Own Words” is wrapping up, so what should I write next? Three ideas. One sneak peek at a proposed P&P prequel. Continue reading

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“Colonel Brandon in His Own Words” is here!

I’m excited to introduce you to my brand new book: Colonel Brandon in His Own Words! – a supplement to Sense and Sensibility. Discover the inside story – everything Jane Austen didn’t tell us – all in Colonel Brandon’s own words. Continue reading

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Creating Your Own Amusement

New excerpt from completed draft of “Colonel Brandon in His Own Words”! – courting Marianne. Also, comment on the writer/reader partnership that creates enjoyment of a novel. Continue reading

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Beneficial Exercise

Jane Austen and I both believe in the benefits of a long walk – for ourselves as well as our characters! Read an excerpt of one such important and romantic walk. Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibility: the Themes Just Keep on Coming

Ever thought about the themes expressed in “Sense and Sensibility”? I hadn’t, not until I started writing a variation from Colonel Brandon’s point of view. Now I see them everywhere! Take a look, and also read an excerpt of when Brandon first meets Marianne. Continue reading

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Making a Start

Sometimes starting a new novel is the hardest part, but I’ve finally got something to show you! Take a sneak peek at the prologue of “Colonel Brandon in His Own Words.” Continue reading

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It’s Launch Day for “Fitzwilliam Darcy in His Own Words”

“Fitzwilliam Darcy in His Own Words” makes it’s debut today! Darcy tells his own story: the traumas of his early life, his relationship with a woman named Amelia, to the consummation of his love for Elizabeth. A behind-the-scenes look at what Jane Austen didn’t tell us. Continue reading

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A Poison Pen Letter for Wickham

Thank you! All your positive feedback on my previous post (Fitzwilliam Darcy: in His Own Words) really energized me. Now I’m off and running on what will hopefully become my next novel! – expanding on the Pride and Prejudice saga … Continue reading

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Fitzwilliam Darcy, In His Own Words

Getting this next novel started has been a bit of a struggle. I wanted to do a P&P book from Darcy’s point of view, but what could I bring to the story that would be something new? The “what if”s … Continue reading

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