Category Archives: Jane Austen

Going to Town for the Season

What and when was the London season? And what does it have to do with Mr. Knightley? Continue reading

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This, That, and the Other

Because of the date, I will begin with THIS: by wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! We’ve already had snow a couple of times here to get us in the mood, and it got down to 16F last night, … Continue reading

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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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Victorian Adventures!

Did you miss the Jane Austen convention in Victoria, BC? Pictures and highlights here, a very JA story of hats and feathers, and news about my next writing project! 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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Cover Strip Tease

NEW POST: Cover reveal teaser, publication date, and official blurb for “Colonel Brandon in His 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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November Nostalgia

Update on my work-in-progress, and remembering my mother. 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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