Author Archives: Jann Rowland

Pulvis Lodge, I Presume?

Pulvis Lodge, I Presume?

“Haye Park might do,” said she, “if the Gouldings could quit it—or the great house at Stoke, if the drawing-room were larger; but Ashworth is too far off! I could not bear to have her ten miles from me; and as for Pulvis Lodge, the attics are dreadful.” —Mrs. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 50… more goodness …

Of Property Ownership and Inheritance

Of Property Ownership and Inheritance

This month I wanted to discuss a few things relating to property ownership and all that entails (pun intended—sort of . . .) The ownership of property was a large part of what made a Regency man a gentleman. The second aspect of attaining gentleman status was having tenants who farmed the land in the… more goodness …

Let’s Take a Look at Mr. Bingley

Let’s Take a Look at Mr. Bingley

I’ve been thinking a bit of Mr. Bingley lately. When I finished my surgery and the recovery time after, I spent quite a bit of time outlining future stories, and there was one in particular that deals with Mr. Bingley and his character. Let’s take a closer look at him, shall we? Mr. Bingley is,… more goodness …

The Way Back Machine

The Way Back Machine

It’s insane how much of our daily lives revolve around technology, as I have had occasion to understand these past couple of weeks. As I mentioned, I had a procedure done on one eye and have been prohibited from computer, TV, books, phone, etc., and because it wasn’t healing properly, it was extended to two… more goodness …

And Now for Something Completely Different

And Now for Something Completely Different

While some of you in the know might be worried I might break out into Monty Python based on the title, I promise I won’t. I have a specific reason for choosing that title, one we’ll get to in a bit. There are actually several items I want to cover today, so let’s dive in.… more goodness …

Scandalous Falsehoods Excerpt

Scandalous Falsehoods Excerpt

Just a quick post today, the subject of which is the second in the No Cause to Repine series. If recall when we last met out intrepid couple in A Tacit Engagement, they met in London and their courtship proceeded there beyond the watchful eyes of Elizabeth’s mother. By the end of the book, they had returned… more goodness …

An Author’s Motivation

An Author’s Motivation

One of the most difficult aspects about being an author is knowing what to do with criticism. Now, I’m not trying to say here that I know everything, or that people’s opinions don’t matter, for they certainly do—to the person offering them. The trick is to know when a person’s opinion is a valid criticism… more goodness …

A Discussion of Novel Lengths, An Excerpt and Cover Reveal

A Discussion of Novel Lengths, An Excerpt and Cover Reveal

When I started writing, long stories were everything. You have to understand that I started reading as an adolescent focusing almost exclusively on fantasy fiction where the stories tend to be very long, and often broken up into multiple books. Then I started getting into Ludlum and Clancy, who are no slouches in the length… more goodness …

Pirates of the Barbary Coast

Pirates of the Barbary Coast

Among the most fearsome historic raiders of the seas were the Barbary Pirates, corsairs who operated from ancient times until the early nineteenth century.While their predations included such acts as seizing shipments of goods and wealth, their main purpose was to secure slaves to fund the slave trade, slaves which were sold as far away… more goodness …