Category Archives: Publishing

The Rules of Courtship During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride” + a Giveaway

The Rules of Courtship During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride” + a Giveaway

  When a man of the Regency era proposed to the woman he wished to marry, there was still the need for parental approval. After all, the father could withhold any “fortune” allocated to his daughter. Even if the couple was “in love,” which was a relatively new concept in the early 19th century, the… Read the full blog post …

Blocked, by E.M. Storm-Smith

Blocked, by E.M. Storm-Smith

I’ve tried to write every day for the past week but I’m completely empty. Blocked. Nada. Caput. How do I move on when writer’s block strikes? Not just this blog post, but also my second novel for which I just received the developmental edit letter from the world’s best Dev-Editor (no I will not be… Read the full blog post …

Books in the Regency, by Zoe Burton

Books in the Regency, by Zoe Burton

In many books set in Regency England, both JAFF and non-JAFF, characters frequent bookstores. They carry books with them, in their pockets and in their luggage, and they have libraries in their homes. I have long been curious about those books, what they looked and felt like, their sizes, and their weights, and thought maybe… Read the full blog post …

“Obstinate, Headstrong Girl,” Introducing “Austens of Broadford,” a Guest Post from Carole Penfield

“Obstinate, Headstrong Girl,” Introducing “Austens of Broadford,” a Guest Post from Carole Penfield

A life lesson universally acknowledged is that when you marry someone, you marry into their entire family. Not infrequently, some family member may act to interfere with the happiness of a couple during their courtship. Such was the case for Lizzy Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, in Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. Lady Catherine de Bourgh No… Read the full blog post …

A Suspicious Royal Birth: The Midwife Saga Continues in Finding Friends in Jane Austen’s Family, a Guest Post from Carole Penfield

A Suspicious Royal Birth: The Midwife Saga Continues in Finding Friends in Jane Austen’s Family, a Guest Post from Carole Penfield

On a frosty, winter night, there is nothing more comforting than climbing into a warm cosy bed heated by an electric blanket, or even a hot water bottle. These conveniences were not available in drafty 17th century palaces. Instead, the Royals had long-handled, copper bed-warming pans filled with hot coals or embers, placed between the sheets… Read the full blog post …

Jane Austen and Women’s History of Financial Independence, by E.M. Storm-Smith

Jane Austen and Women’s History of Financial Independence, by E.M. Storm-Smith

A Celebration for Women’s History Month and Some Thoughts on Women’s Financial Independence As a place to start, I’d like to ask how many people saw the twitter account Gender Pay Gap Bot (@PayGapApp) on International Women’s Day? Epic, right!? For those who are not addicted to your twitter feed, this is an account that… Read the full blog post …