Tag Archives: For Myself Alone

Father, Dear Father

“Our dear father has closed his virtuous and happy life, in a death almost as free from suffering as his children could have wished.” Jane Austen wrote this on the day of her dear father’s death (January 21, 1805) in a … Continue reading

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A Novelist is Born

Today, I’m doing a guest post on the blog of Christian author Shelley Ring, ‘Fraidy Cat Confessions. She read “The Darcys of Pemberley” and asked me to share a bit of my story with her readers. Begin reading here and then follow the link … Continue reading

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Double Feature

If you are of a certain age, you remember (like I do) going to the movie theatre or drive-in and seeing a “double feature.” You paid your money and you got to enjoy two movies! Those days are long gone, I’m … Continue reading

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Try It; You’ll Like It

    I was at Costco today about noon, and my timing was perfect. You know what I mean. Stationed around every other corner was a demonstrator, card table set up and offering samples of new culinary delicacies. The highlights? Chicken tenders, tortilla chips and salsa, with … Continue reading

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Giving Some Account

“My Dear Cassandra:  Having half-an-hour before breakfast (very snug in my own room, lovely morning, excellent fire — fancy me!) I will give you some account of the last two days. And yet, what is there to be told? I … Continue reading

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How to Tour of Bath, England, in 90 Minutes or Less

Here’s my latest post on Austen Authors: My husband works for Boeing and he occasionally travels with his job, jetting off to exotic vacation destinations like Glasgow Montana, Roswell New Mexico, and Fairbanks Alaska in the dead of winter. Needless … Continue reading

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Thinking of Venice

I was just thinking about the fact that four years ago today I was strolling around Venice. My husband was sent there on business, but for me it was strictly vacation – 9 days with nothing to do but explore a city that’s like no … Continue reading

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Rave (and Rotten) Reviews

The reviews are in! Well, some of them anyway. Although I’d already received some lovely reader feedback on the new book (at Amazon, Goodreads, and in person), this week For Myself Alone got its first two professional notices: four- and five-out-of-five-stars! Phrases like “well-paced,”  “wit and vivacity,”  “laughed … Continue reading

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Jane’s Next Novel?

My book tour continues at Austenprose, the most popular Jane Austen blog on the planet, as far as I know.  Its lovely proprietress, Laurel Ann Nattress, invited me to share with her readers my inspiration for writing For Myself Alone, … Continue reading

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Gossip Game

I’m continuing my blog tour to promote my new novel, For Myself Alone, with a stop off to visit my friend Meredith Esparza! Start reading this post about gossip (an important element of the book) here, and then take a short … Continue reading

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