Category Archives: Excerpt

Truth, Pretense, and Something in Between

Truth, Pretense, and Something in Between

Somebody Else’s Gentleman is my newest 2021 release. The story premise poses the following question: What happens when Elizabeth meets her knight in shining armor—a tall, handsome stranger who rescues her, comforts her and stirs her passions in ways she never dreamed possible? What happens when the next time they meet, he appears to be… Read the full blog post …

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 …

The Highwayman-an excerpt

The Highwayman-an excerpt

This month I am sharing the first chapter of my current WIP. The story begins when highwaymen accost Elizabeth, Jane, and Mrs. Gardiner near Pemberley. Suspicion falls on Mr. Darcy, who is rumored to be suffering a bit of financial strain. Of course, Darcy being Darcy, he pays no attention to the gossip, which leads… Read the full blog post …

Reduced to a Tweet. The Lost Art of the Social Call

Reduced to a Tweet. The Lost Art of the Social Call

Social connection. It’s the pulse of civilization, the foundation of community, and a deeply held human need.  You might have guessed that I’m not necessarily talking about networking with influential people here. I’m talking about friendship, camaraderie, recognition, love, and belonging.  Jane Austen was particularly adept at infusing the relationships in her novels with an… Read the full blog post …

Somebody Else’s Gentleman First Look

Somebody Else’s Gentleman First Look

How about a first look inside my upcoming release? It’s Somebody Else’s Gentleman and it will be available soon. I chose the following Jane Austen quote as the epigraph for the story: “Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or… Read the full blog post …

Women of Valor

Women of Valor

I believe I was in the third grade when I read Martha Washington’s biography. By then, I was an avid reader and historical was my favorite subject. I remember being fascinated by our nation’s First Lady’s history; although technically, this title was not coined until after her death. I learned of her first marriage and… Read the full blog post …

Shakespeare and Austen

Shakespeare and Austen

If you were asked to name two famous English writers, chances are pretty good that the list would include William Shakespeare or Jane Austen – or possibly both! They lived two centuries apart, but their fame and influence has been long-lasting and global. Austen herself grew up during an age when Shakespeare’s work was established… Read the full blog post …

Time Flies

Time Flies

This summer is passing entirely too fast. I believe I have mentioned it before, but my daughter graduated this year and will be headed to college in three weeks. Needless to say, we are attempting to cram as much as possible into that time while still working, running a non-profit organization, prepping a book for… Read the full blog post …

This Covers Everything

This Covers Everything

  “A young woman with the distinction of being crossed in love was unlikely to be so easily consoled.” – Something to Think Of, Chapter 16 It feels as if I’ve had more ‘working’ covers for my upcoming release, Something to Think Of, than any story I have ever written. Remember these? Maybe it’s a… Read the full blog post …