Category Archives: Author Real Life

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 …

Celebrating the Release of “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend + a Giveaway

Celebrating the Release of “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend + a Giveaway

I will be releasing “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend” this Friday, September 10. I particularly liked this story because the idea behind it is not simply the “boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl again,” which we see in many romances. There is something more elemental between Hendrake Barrymore, Earl of Radcliffe, and Miss… Read the full blog post …

Recent Travels and a Cover Reveal

Recent Travels and a Cover Reveal

After two of the most difficult years I’ve experienced, my husband and I managed to get away for an actual real genuine vacation. It even involved an aeroplane! With international travel a bit uncertain, we decided to explore some of our own country, and we spent two weeks in Newfoundland, Canada. We planned to do… Read the full blog post …

Finally! Cover Reveal

Finally! Cover Reveal

Whew! What a summer! As you know from my last couple blogs, creating the cover for my upcoming novel has been a bit challenging. I believe I wrote about covers in the past, but normally while I am writing a new story, a scene jumps out at me and I know that is the cover.… 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 …

10 Confessions of an Austenite

10 Confessions of an Austenite

Most people who know me well know that I’m a die-hard Austenite. Or Janeite. Or Janiac. Whatever title you prefer. 🙂 But here are some facts that most people don’t know about me, in regards to my Austen-mania. 1) I didn’t become an Austenite until I was 18.  Frankly, I’m surprised I didn’t discover it… Read the full blog post …

A New Book Giveaway

A New Book Giveaway

I finally have my newest book live out in the world. It was a long road, and there were glitches along the way, but my new book baby has published. 🙂 At the bottom of this post will be a link to a giveaway, but let me tell you a little about the story before… Read the full blog post …