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Spring Surprises

Taking the opportunity to share some updates, some pretty spring pictures, and a surprising bit of personal news. Continue reading

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Cover Design Prototypes – Taking a Poll

I’m thinking ahead to the cover design for “Colonel Brandon in His Own Words,” and I want your vote on these 4 prototypes! 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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The Best Movies I Never Watch

My movie collection: what gets re-watched, what doesn’t, and why. Also an update on my work-in-progress: Colonel Brandon in His Own Words. 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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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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August Ups and Downs

My month of August in review – great travels and one great loss. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to “The Darcys of Pemberley” – Celebration and Giveaway!

What a difference a decade makes! Help me celebrate the 10th birthday of “The Darcys of Pemberley” with games and a giveaway. Continue reading

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