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Meet Me at the Library

Tomorrow (7/11/12), I’m giving a program at my local library. It’s on Jane Austen and her legacy, especially how it sparked my own career as an author, with a reading and signing included. It’s going to be informal, interactive, and fun. If you’re in … Continue reading

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Birds Bloomin’

Once upon a time, I thought I had a green thumb. But I have sadly neglected my yard in recent years, and I should only be allowed to own house plants that thrive on neglect. I do have one excuse … Continue reading

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The Governess Trade -or- The Tale of Three Janes

Governesses are intriguing figures who often play prominent roles in works of romantic fiction set in the Regency and Victorian eras, but it’s more of a Jane Eyre than a Jane Austen theme. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I can’t recall a single active governess … Continue reading

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Prize First Lines

The opening line of a book is arguably the most important sentence of all. It’s the author’s initial (and possibly only) opportunity to capture the reader’s interest, to create enough curiosity in people’s minds that they keep reading. I think of A Tale … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards

I’ve been creating my own Christmas cards since 2000, each December choosing a different piece of my artwork for the cover image. Two years ago it was a painting of a Venice balcony (painted from the photo you see a … Continue reading

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Suprise Novelist

Another one of my “virtual” friends (someone I got to know through Twitter) had me over for a visit today. Actually, she invited me to guest blog about how I got started writing: Thank you, Nancy, for inviting me to guest … Continue reading

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The Honeymoon is Over!

The Honeymoon is over!!!    Now that I have your attention, let me reassure you (especially those of you who personally know my husband and me) that I’m not talking about trouble in our marriage.  In fact today is our anniversary! … Continue reading

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Making Connections

The Darcys of Pemberley has been published in all it’s forms for a little over a week now. And what a week it’s been for me – selling books online and in person, signing “Shannon Winslow” inside front covers, scheduling guest blog spots and a Twitter … Continue reading

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…With a Twist: Part 2

Elizabeth … now smiled at the rapidity and ease with which an affair was finally settled that had given them so many previous months of suspense and vexation.  (Pride and Prejudice, chapter 55) I promised I would take a closer … 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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