Author Archives: Jann Rowland

Do You Like Audiobooks?

Do You Like Audiobooks?

Caption reads: “The phonograph at home reading out a novel.” From Daily Graphic (New York), 2 April 1878. Less than a year after the invention of the phonograph, this drawing offered a future vision. Novels however would remain impractical for phonographs until the 1930s. As an author, I subscribe to several author resource sites, and I’ve found… Read the full blog post …

Where Did that Saying Come From?

Where Did that Saying Come From?

Recently I came across an article with a list of the origins behind common sayings, which sparked my interest in such things. I went and did some further research and came up with a number of such sayings that I thought I would share. This list is (of course) in no way comprehensive, and I’ve… Read the full blog post …

Announcements!

Announcements!

There are a few announcements I need to make, which will preempt what I had originally planned for this month’s post. So let’s bump that to next month and get on with it! Before we do, however, there is a bit of housekeeping I need to get out of the way. For those who read… Read the full blog post …

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… Read the full blog post …

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… Read the full blog post …

Christmas in These Times

Christmas in These Times

As this is my fourth Christmas post on Austen Authors, longtime readers of this blog will know that I love Christmas. I’ve written of it several times, commented on favorite carols and beloved traditions, spoken of how the season makes me feel. My brother wrote a post last month where he referenced a Christmas where… Read the full blog post …

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… Read the full blog post …

Love and Libertine – An Excerpt

Love and Libertine – An Excerpt

When I plan P&P adaptations, I try to be different. Given the explosion of this genre in recent years, it can sometimes be difficult to find a different angle. Thus, at times the challenge is to be different than I have been before, rather than regurgitating the same story lines over and over. I’ve had a… Read the full blog post …