Category Archives: Variation

The Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata, A Peek into a new Jewish Austen Fan Fiction, by Mirta Ines Trupp

The Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata, A Peek into a new Jewish Austen Fan Fiction, by Mirta Ines Trupp

After nearly a year, I am happy to announce I’ve completed the first draft of my latest novel. Of course, that only opens the door for the various alpha reads, beta reads, re-writes, etc. In other words, the hard part is yet to come! In the meantime, I want to share the inspiration for this… more goodness …

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 For men especially, the short, natural cut was en vogue and wigs had become outdated.… more goodness …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 Pair of Pink Slippers

A Pair of Pink Slippers

“Why aren’t there any stories about Darcy and Elizabeth after they get married?”  I heard this question asked at the first JASNA event I ever went to, in Washington D.C., back in 2016 or so, and it stayed in my head. An answer to the question started percolating in my imagination and before I knew… more goodness …

Cover Reveal for FROM HIGHBURY WITH LOVE

Cover Reveal for FROM HIGHBURY WITH LOVE

Thank you for the encouragement and feedback I got a few months ago on my Emma/Pride and Prejudice crossover! That project is nearing completion–after being sidelined for a while–and I am excited to get it ready for publication. It will be called From Highbury with Love and will be available on Amazon on April 21.… 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 …

Celebrating the Upcoming Release of “The Mistress of Rosings Park” + a Giveaway

Celebrating the Upcoming Release of “The Mistress of Rosings Park” + a Giveaway

I am more than pleased to share my latest JAFF release with you. The Mistress of Rosings Park is told completely from Elizabeth Bennet’s point of view, just as is Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The story begins when Elizabeth comes to visit with Mr. Collins and Charlotte at Hunsford Cottage. There has been no Mr.… more goodness …

Introducing “The Colonel’s Spinster,” an Austen Variation from Audrey Harrison

Introducing “The Colonel’s Spinster,” an Austen Variation from Audrey Harrison

I have had the pleasure of working with Audrey Harrison this past year as part of the Tragic Characters in Classic Lit Series. You have likely heard me mention the series previously. I featured my I Shot the Sheriff , a tale of the Sheriff of Nottingham, on November 30. However, I thought Austen fans… more goodness …