Tag Archives: Elizabeth Bennet

Elizabeth Remembers…

A few weeks ago, I shared a post I wrote for the Austen Authors P&P200 project – a “real-time” review of Pride and Prejudice leading up to the book’s 200th anniversary of publication. The idea is to augment the book … Continue reading

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A Three-Hour Tour

With my lighter summer schedule, I’ve finally made some significant headway on my current work-in-progress. Return to Longbourn is the sequel to the sequel to Pride and Prejudice. In other words, it follows The Darcys of Pemberley.  One of the scenes I wrote … Continue reading

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“The Look”

If you are as big a fan of the 1995 BBC film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice as I am, you probably know which scene I’m thinking of when I talk about “the look.” It takes place when Elizabeth comes … Continue reading

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What Was Wickham Thinking?

Mr. Wickham was the happy man towards whom almost every female eye was turned, and Elizabeth was the happy woman by whom he finally seated himself. (Pride and Prejudice, chapter 16) Pride and Prejudice, the best known and probably best … Continue reading

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Morning Glory

This sunrise this morning, framing Mt Rainier (with its shadow cast on the underside of the clouds), made me wish for the eloquence of a poet to describe its glories. Jane Austen had surprisingly little to say about mountains, I discovered, and almost nothing on … 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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Father’s Day

This being Father’s Day, I wanted to offer a salute to fathers everywhere who have done their best to shoulder the responsibilities and live up to the ideals of that important office.  My own excellent father, now 84, is a godly man who has my eternal gratitude, love, and … Continue reading

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Hand-Written

Even if I’m never hugely successful as a writer, I can still be proud of accomplishing something difficult: completing three novels (so far).  But, sometimes I wonder how far I would have gotten if I’d had to do it the old-fashioned way, like … Continue reading

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Pemberley, the Picturesque

I’m something of an artist, and although writing consumes most of my creative energy, I still pick up a paintbrush from time to time.  So, now that it’s time to produce some cover art for The Darcys of Pemberley, I’m going … Continue reading

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Small Successes & Short Stories

“The longest journey begins with a single step.” No, that’s not a Jane Austen quote.  But it came to mind when I thought about announcing a small triumph on my road to writing success.  *trumpet fanfare* Both the stories I submitted … Continue reading

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