Category Archives: writing

Summer Travels and Sagging Middles

Don’t you love the title? Once it came to me, I had to go with it. However little Mr. Darcy might have liked such an address, he contented himself with coolly replying that he perceived no other alteration than [Elizabeth] … Continue reading

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Go With What You Know?

  “Write what you know!” You’ve probably heard the saying, intended as sound advice for anyone with literary aspirations. Jane Austen subscribed to this idea. Me? Not so much. Jane Austen absolutely wrote what she knew best – her own … Continue reading

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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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Them are Stumbling Words

English is not a static language. It’s constantly changing, whether we like it or not. Twenty years ago, “mouse” meant a rodent we hoped never to find in our houses. Now, it’s a friendly little gizmo we’ve grown quite attached … Continue reading

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Title Search

What’s in a name? No, wait, that’s Shakespeare. Wrong author! I’m supposed to be channeling Jane Austen! Let me try again. “…But there is nobleness in the name of Edmund.  It is a name of heroism and renown – of kings, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Movies

I watched two new movies this past week – first the Hallmark Channel’s Unleashing Mr. Darcy and then, a couple of days later, I rented the recently released version of Far From the Madding Crowd. I had looked forward to seeing … Continue reading

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Me, Myself, and I

Yay! I just finished my most recent book, which will probably be titled Miss Georgiana Darcy of Pemberley – a companion novel to The Darcys of Pemberley, this time written from Georgiana’s perspective. (Learn more about it in Work-in-Progress). There … Continue reading

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The Enigmatic Miss Darcy

Who is Georgiana Darcy, anyway? I’m halfway through a book I’m writing about her, and I’m still not sure I’ve got all the answers. I think most of us have this vague idea about Miss Darcy from Pride and Prejudice … 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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What Should I Write Next?

Well, my blog tour for The Persuasion of Miss Jane Austen is officially over. After “traveling” to at least eleven locations and writing just as many new posts for other people’s sites (while neglecting my own), this first big promotional … Continue reading

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