Author Archives: Sue Barr

Excerpt: Compromise & Consequence

Excerpt: Compromise & Consequence

I cannot believe four weeks have passed since my last post here on Austen Authors. I must confess, I have been writing up a storm and have about two more chapters left on Compromise and Consequence. Originally, this story was to end at around seventy thousand words, but today… I reached ninety-five thousand. I have… Read the full blog post …

Are You Ready to Rumble…?

Are You Ready to Rumble…?

Having a house full of males, I was forced to go through the phase where my sons watched professional – and I use the term lightly – wrestling. Great athletes but terrible actors. Regardless, my sons were enthralled. Thankfully, they outgrew it after about five years or so. Blech! I bring this up because the… Read the full blog post …

What is a Week End?

What is a Week End?

Welcome back! I am flabbergasted over the fact we are past the halfway mark of this year. My husband and I were having coffee the other morning on our front porch and commented how time truly does whiz past when you reach a certain age. I had to chuckle. I remember, as a young girl… Read the full blog post …

Excerpt – Latest Work in Progress

Excerpt – Latest Work in Progress

One of my favorite things to do is write dialogue. In fact, I almost always have to scroll back and add descriptive verses to flesh out my scenes. I especially like to write dialogue between Mr. Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam. I suppose it is because I live in a testosterone laden house and the language… Read the full blog post …

A Life Worth Living

A Life Worth Living

I was all set to write a post about entails as my new character in my latest release, An Unwitting Compromise, marries Elizabeth Bennet knowing she is pregnant and assures her that his property and assets will go to her son because his estate is held in fee simple. That was a delightful rabbit hole… Read the full blog post …

Excerpt and Giveaway Winner

Excerpt and Giveaway Winner

What if… -The entail on Longbourn had been broken? -The Bennets owned Netherfield Park? -Jane Bennet had firm opinions? -Lizzy overheard the second derogatory comment Darcy made about her beauty? After the Bennets had dined at Netherfield Park, he said, “Her a beauty? I should as soon call her mother a wit.” The above was… Read the full blog post …

New Release ~ Excerpt ~ from Sue Barr!

New Release ~ Excerpt ~ from Sue Barr!

Since my last posting, I’ve released my latest book, Pride & Perception. Today I’m sharing an excerpt. In the original canon, Elizabeth chastises Mr. Darcy at the Netherfield Ball, teasing him that they should have some form of conversation during their set. She made a comment on the ball, he should reply with something about… Read the full blog post …

You, Sir! need a bath.

You, Sir! need a bath.

During this time of Covid, I’ve been diligent in preparing my shopping lists, thinking at least two or three months in advance. Having said that, I messed up. The granddaughter, visiting before Christmas, needed deodorant. Because I have a prepper mentality, I always have extra on hand.  However, after giving her my spare stick, I… Read the full blog post …

Nobody Can be Introduced at a Ball

Nobody Can be Introduced at a Ball

“I had not at that time the honour of knowing any lady in the assembly beyond my own party.” – “True; and nobody can ever be introduced in a ball room.” Chapter VIII of Volume II (Chap 31) There are many passages in Pride & Prejudice that we authors (and readers) enjoy no matter how many… Read the full blog post …

Calling Card Etiquette

Calling Card Etiquette

To the unrefined or underbred, the visiting card is but a trifling and insignificant bit of paper; but to the cultured disciple of social law, it conveys a subtle and unmistakable intelligence. Its texture, style of engraving, and even the hour of leaving it combine to place the stranger, whose name it bears, in a… Read the full blog post …