Category Archives: life

Meet Cora and Poindexter

Have you ever wondered how your life would have been altered if at point A you had turned left instead of right? Would you have been happier or not? If you had a chance for a world-class “do over,” would … Continue reading

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Austen’s Autumn

Yesterday, when I went out for my morning constitutional, I had multicolored maple leaves crunching underfoot and the occasional spider web hitting me in the face.  I also took a plastic bag along with me, into which I hoped to … Continue reading

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Christmas Decorations and Waxing Philosophical

If you’re one of those people who takes down your tree on December 26th, you may be wondering why I’m still thinking and writing about Christmas on the 30th. Well, I’m a little different. I trim the tree and hang … Continue reading

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Time Flies

Where has the time gone? That’s what I ask myself when I’ve been writing. I kind of get lost in the work, and the next thing I know, three hours have passed, often with less to show for it than I had … 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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My Studio: One Messy Little Secret

When I started writing ten years ago, I didn’t understand that by doing so I would be giving up some of my personal privacy. It’s not that I’ve become so famous that I can’t leave my house without being stalked by paparazzi … Continue reading

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You Never Forget How

“Let’s go for a bike ride instead.” The weather was perfect on Saturday – dry, and neither too warm nor too cool – and I had decided on some outdoor exercise before dinner. Like every proper Jane Austen heroine, I’m very fond … Continue reading

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