Category Archives: Regency

Agriculture and other Business

Agriculture and other Business

I was tempted to post another excerpt from The Attack, but decided I’d rather explore the agricultural landscape in existence during the P&P time frame. I’ve been busy outlining plots for future stories, and the subject will feature rather prominently in one of them. It seems to be a common assumption that Mr. Bennet was… Read the full blog post …

Announcements!

Announcements!

There are a few announcements I need to make, which will preempt what I had originally planned for this month’s post. So let’s bump that to next month and get on with it! Before we do, however, there is a bit of housekeeping I need to get out of the way. For those who read… Read the full blog post …

A New Book Preview

A New Book Preview

Welcome back to Austen Authors!   I am almost done with my second book of the year. Go, me! LOL I’m doing much better than I did last year, when I wrote all of three books instead of my usual five and a half. <3 My current Work-In-Progress (or WIP, as I like to call… 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 …

The Exciting Topic of Perspiration

The Exciting Topic of Perspiration

Last October, a pet joined my family, which means I have been learning to cohabitate with another species. Now, I did my research before bringing the fluff-ball home. But reading about something differs from experiencing it. For example, when they mentioned shedding, I imagined a few dozen hairs escaping her daily brushing. I did not expect that, should… Read the full blog post …

You are cordially invited…

You are cordially invited…

According to ancient Judaic tradition, a great miracle occurred in the month of “Tamuz.” This Hebrew month began with the holiday of “Rosh Chodesh” just a few days ago and corresponds to June and July in the Gregorian calendar. I found it fitting to share this bit of information with you, as it relates to… Read the full blog post …

The Attack – An Excerpt

The Attack – An Excerpt

Some of you might remember a blog I did in December. It was a blurb I created to begin my return to writing. At the time I had no plans to do much of anything with it, but the reception it received, along with the supportive, encouraging comments, convinced me to create a story around… Read the full blog post …

Pulvis Lodge, I Presume?

Pulvis Lodge, I Presume?

“Haye Park might do,” said she, “if the Gouldings could quit it—or the great house at Stoke, if the drawing-room were larger; but Ashworth is too far off! I could not bear to have her ten miles from me; and as for Pulvis Lodge, the attics are dreadful.” —Mrs. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 50… Read the full blog post …

Dogs in Jane Austen’s Novels

Dogs in Jane Austen’s Novels

Although (just like servants) they are often little remarked upon, dogs are everywhere in Jane Austen’s novels. In the Regency, dogs were an essential feature of countryside living: we might as well imagine their incessant barking in the background when we read Austen’s stories, particularly during hunting season or when the men head outside. Most… Read the full blog post …

A Boxed Set on Sale

A Boxed Set on Sale

Like many authors last year, I lowered the prices of some of my books. I don’t think any of us realized that the crisis would last as long as it did, but we were happy to help people stuck at home to entertain themselves without spending as much. Now, a year later, many of us… Read the full blog post …