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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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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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What’s Next?

What’s Next? I have in mind writing a “Sense and Sensibility” book. Help me decide which one! Continue reading

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Why Not Write a Murder Mystery?

Things are on track for a June 23rd release of my next novel! Yay! All four of my beta readers have reported back with very positive feedback and no major changes recommended. Now just a proof read, formatting, and the … Continue reading

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Visitors to Hunsford: a P&P Missing Scene

As most of you know, writing “missing scenes” is a particular passion of mine. Although, the scene I’m going to share with you today – what takes place when Mr. Darcy first comes to Hunsford – is not so much … Continue reading

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Life and Other Unmanageable Events

What do Marianne Dashwood, Louisa Musgrove, and my handsome husband all have in common? We’ll get to that in a moment. But first, time for a brief update on my activities and progress. If you read my blog regularly (not … Continue reading

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Popular Highlights “Return”

Confession. I just finished reading one of my own books: Return to Longbourn… again. I have talked to other authors who say that once their books are finished and published, they never look at them again. The reasons they give? … Continue reading

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Diverting to Derbyshire – a P&P Missing Scene

Since everybody seemed to appreciate The Specter of Mr. Collins, which I posted here a couple of months ago, I thought today I’d share another of my P&P ‘missing scenes.’ Most of the ones I’ve written are included in a group publication … Continue reading

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World Travels

I wish I could tell you I have made great progress on all four of my current writing projects (see three previous posts) in the last month. I did get the play written, but that’s about all I’ve had time … Continue reading

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