Author Archives: Jann Rowland

An Agreeable Compromise

An Agreeable Compromise

Two months ago I posted an excerpt for a new short novel I had just completed writing, and as that book will be releasing tomorrow, I thought another short excerpt was in order. You can find that excerpt here. The subject of this book is the idea that Miss Bingley is determined to have Darcy… Read the full blog post …

The Grand Tour, by Jann Rowland

The Grand Tour, by Jann Rowland

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 …