Category Archives: Author Real Life

More on wigs

More on wigs

In my last post, I touched briefly on the use of wigs in and around the Regency era. To clarify, by the end of the 18th century, with one notable exception, wigs were no longer popular with men or women. For men especially, the short, natural cut was en vogue and wigs had become outdated.… more goodness …

The Way Back Machine

The Way Back Machine

It’s insane how much of our daily lives revolve around technology, as I have had occasion to understand these past couple of weeks. As I mentioned, I had a procedure done on one eye and have been prohibited from computer, TV, books, phone, etc., and because it wasn’t healing properly, it was extended to two… more goodness …

A Painting Inspired by a Jane Austen Novel?

A Painting Inspired by a Jane Austen Novel?

About year ago, on a visit to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, I came across a delightful painting that immediately set my imagination flying.  The 1887 painting, titled Two Strings to Her Bow, shows a cheerful young woman walking with her arms around two supposed suitors, neither of whom seem too pleased… more goodness …

An Unusual WIP, with an Excerpt

An Unusual WIP, with an Excerpt

Welcome back to Austen Authors! I’ve been hard at work on a new story. Titled, Darcy’s Unwanted Bride, this tale is a bit darker than what I usually write, but I have to say it’s been refreshing. I’ll share an excerpt below, but first, there are a couple things I wish to share with you… more goodness …

Of mice and men (and buggs?)

Of mice and men (and buggs?)

Forgive my plagiarism of the title of Mr. Steinbeck’s literary masterpiece but, in my defense, it seemed a decent fit for my January post. A poor reason, but I’ll take it. The subject occurred to me because of Cinnamon Worth’s December post regarding women’s hair styles in Georgian England. This set me to thinking: what… more goodness …

And Now for Something Completely Different

And Now for Something Completely Different

While some of you in the know might be worried I might break out into Monty Python based on the title, I promise I won’t. I have a specific reason for choosing that title, one we’ll get to in a bit. There are actually several items I want to cover today, so let’s dive in.… more goodness …