Author Archives: Corrie Garrett

Take Me Home, Country Roads, Plus 5 Great Austen Scenes on Country Roads, by Corrie Garrett

Take Me Home, Country Roads, Plus 5 Great Austen Scenes on Country Roads, by Corrie Garrett

I am moving to West Virginia and this song is being sung everywhere! John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads,” wasn’t on my radar before but it sure is now. Even my 8th-grade daughter’s friends–who are generally unaware of cultural touchstones prior to 2018–are singing it! I’m not complaining though, it’s just been unexpected. I’m… Read the full blog post …

Lyme, For an Indeterminate Length of Time –  Part 3 (excerpt) by Corrie Garrett

Lyme, For an Indeterminate Length of Time – Part 3 (excerpt) by Corrie Garrett

Here is the third excerpt from my indulgent ‘Persuasion meets Groundhog Day’ short story! Thank you for bearing with me as I explore this fun idea. ūüėČ Previous portions:¬†Part 1¬†¬† Part 2 In personal news, my family is gearing up to move across the country in a few months: from California to West Virginia! It’s… Read the full blog post …

Groundhog Day Meets Persuasion, or The Wonderful Angst of Repetition, Part 2, by Corrie Garrett

Groundhog Day Meets Persuasion, or The Wonderful Angst of Repetition, Part 2, by Corrie Garrett

Time loops and confusion continue in this wacky short story!¬†I’m combining Groundhog Day and Persuasion–and if you have a title suggestion,¬†¬†I started really enjoying this story, so I believe¬†it needs a name If you missed Part 1, you can read it here!¬† Summary: Poor Anne Elliot has gone through the same day twice, and has… Read the full blog post …

A Regency Christmas with Anne de Bourgh + Excerpt from “A Gentle Touch” by Corrie Garrett

A Regency Christmas with Anne de Bourgh + Excerpt from “A Gentle Touch” by Corrie Garrett

Regency Christmases A difficult thing about writing Regency Christmas scenes or stories is that Christmas was celebrated quite differently then! There were few Christmas trees (they were popularized in England a little later, by German Prince Albert), no emphasis on family (usually upper-class children were relegated to the nursery), and no extravagant presents. Often there… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of Corrie Garrett’s “From London with Loyalty” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Corrie Garrett’s “From London with Loyalty” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Corrie Garrett‘s “From London with Loyalty” Giveaway. Linny B, Mary A Coble, and Rebecca L McBrayer will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Garrett‘s From London with Loyalty. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated… Read the full blog post …

Humor in Emma, by Corrie Garrett

Humor in Emma, by Corrie Garrett

Emma: A treasure trove of village ‘characters’ In continuing my light survey of humor in Jane Austen’s books, I am now up to Emma. Having reread different parts of Emma multiple times over the last few months as I work on my Highbury Variation novels, I can see why it is some people’s favorite! Some… Read the full blog post …