Category Archives: learning

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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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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Hats, ARCs, and a Cover Peek-a-boo

“Fitzwilliam Darcy in His Own Words” is coming soon. Today’s subjects: the many hats worn by an author, a peek-a-boo at the new cover, and an offer for an advance reader copy of the new book. Continue reading

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Hearts and Flowers

Commemorating Valentine’s Day with hearts and flowers and fancy paper crafts. Continue reading

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Having a Ball at the JASNA AGM

It was great! I’m so glad I went! That’s my reaction to my first Jane Austen convention – the Jane Austen Society of North America’s Annual General Meeting, held in Minneapolis a week and a half ago. So here’s the blow-by-blow I … Continue reading

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Tea and Bonnets

Since I had just recently made my first attempt at producing a Regency style hat, I thought it would be fun to do a post about hats and bonnet making. But fellow Austen Author C. Allyn Pierson sort of beat me … Continue reading

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Meet Me at the Library

Tomorrow (7/11/12), I’m giving a program at my local library. It’s on Jane Austen and her legacy, especially how it sparked my own career as an author, with a reading and signing included. It’s going to be informal, interactive, and fun. If you’re in … Continue reading

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The Launch

I’m declaring tomorrow, August 1, as the official launch date for The Darcys of Pemberley! I’ve been dreaming of this day for a long time – the day my first novel would be published.  I’m thrilled to have come this far, and proud to … Continue reading

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Kindle-ing

So I got my Kindle in the mail the other day and immediately set about learning how to use it.  I figured out how change the font size and orientation, how to access the pre-loaded dictionaries, and how to make … Continue reading

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Mightier than the Sword?

A couple of days ago there was another report in the news about the terrible consequences of cyber-bullying, kids using social media to dis their classmates on a massive scale.  Not that gossip and slander are new.  They’ve always been around; only the … Continue reading

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