Author Archives: Jann Rowland

The Trouble With Miss Bingley

Ah, Miss Bingley. A character we all love to hate at times. We’ve all seen stories where Miss Bingley has tried to compromise Mr. Darcy to get what she wants—I’ve used the device as a plot point several times myself. On one occasion, in a novel co-authored with Lelia Eye, we actually had her succeed… Read the full blog post …

The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour

Today I thought I would talk about the Grand Tour, a rite of passage for many young men and women of a certain level of society in the time immediately preceding the events of Pride and Prejudice. You likely already know something of this subject, and there may even be posts on this site discussing… Read the full blog post …

Forced Marriages, by Jann Rowland

Forced Marriages, by Jann Rowland

The forced marriage scenario. It is a plot device that appears in Jane Austen based fiction quite often. I suspect I am not rehashing much untilled ground here when I speak of this. The forced marriage often occurred when two people were caught in a compromising position, and often the truth did not matter. It… Read the full blog post …

My How Things Change, by Jann Rowland

My How Things Change, by Jann Rowland

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw I am often drawn to thoughts of progress, where I am going and where I have come from. From a writing perspective, it came from an idea for a fantasy book, through many stops and starts, and… Read the full blog post …

Do You Like Audiobooks? by Jann Rowland

Do You Like Audiobooks? by Jann Rowland

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 …

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 …