Category Archives: Author Real Life

Pondering Pride and Passover

Pondering Pride and Passover

Having recently finished a rough draft of my next novel, I’ve been focused on working with alpha readers and trying to revise, restructure and basically reinvent my ever-evolving storyline. All this is done in stolen moments in between a 10-hour work day and household responsibilities… laundry, grocery shopping, etc. Life seems but a quick succession… more goodness …

A new Pride and Prejudice comedy short story!

A new Pride and Prejudice comedy short story!

Surprise!  I have a new Pride and Prejudice novella out called “Unconventional: an Austentatious comedy that defies expectations”. You can get a copy of it for just 99c here. This story is dedicated to all my fellow Austen-inspired authors, who every day are breaking conventions to write new and exciting stories about our beloved characters.… more goodness …

Cozing Up to an Austen-Inspired Mystery with the ReRelease “The Phantom of Pemberley” + a Giveaway

Cozing Up to an Austen-Inspired Mystery with the ReRelease “The Phantom of Pemberley” + a Giveaway

The Phantom of Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery was my sixth Jane Austen book. It was originally released in 2010 by Ulysses Press. As Ulysses no longer publishes fiction stories, I had my rights to the book returned to me. I am re-releasing it to a new audience of Austen fans with a new… more goodness …

A Bad Fall, a Broken Limb and a Regency Surgeon: Professor Colles and Me

A Bad Fall, a Broken Limb and a Regency Surgeon: Professor Colles and Me

Two months ago I slipped over treacherous dark ice, fell and broke my left wrist. I had never broken a bone before, so it was quite a shock. I had a distal radius fracture, one of the most common wrist injuries, and it wasn’t a pretty sight! When I fell, my skin didn’t break, but… more goodness …

A Darker Story than Usual, With a Cover Reveal

A Darker Story than Usual, With a Cover Reveal

Usually, I write books that are sweet and light. It’s so common that I chose “sweet escapes” for my tag line. The book I am finishing now (hopefully, in the next three or four days) is a little darker than what I generally write.   The new book is called Darcy’s Unwanted Bride. It’s set… more goodness …

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… more goodness …