What’s Length Got to Do with It?

What’s Length Got to Do with It?

It’s November or as otherwise known in my writing life, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This marks my tenth year in a row taking part in the challenge of writing fifty thousand words in thirty days. Of course, barring unforeseen circumstances, I will be done long before the end of the month. Once I have… Read the full blog post …

A Little About the Season

A Little About the Season

If you live in Canada, you will know that the poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day (Veteran’s Day in the States). The poppy is the symbol of remembering the dead who fought to protect us, most particularly in the world wars. The symbol comes from John McRae’s poem In Flanders Fields. As a child,… Read the full blog post …

Darcy’s Christmas Ball

Darcy’s Christmas Ball

Welcome back to Austen Authors! Often, when I’m in the middle of writing one story, ideas for others come to me. Recently, after a six-week interval in which I was unable to write, I “picked up my pen” once again and added a couple thousand words to the Christmas story I’m writing, I suddenly thought,… Read the full blog post …

My Meet Cute with Jane

My Meet Cute with Jane

I remember when Jane and I first met.  I was in high school; she was a regular at Winchester Cathedral.  We were introduced by a mutual acquaintance, my senior English teacher.  I thought it would be awkward at first, neither of us knowing what to say, but we had so much in common that we instantly… Read the full blog post …

The “Comedy” Found in Jane Austen’s Novels

The “Comedy” Found in Jane Austen’s Novels

According to Literary Devices, “Comedy is a literary genre and a type of dramatic work that is amusing and satirical in its tone, mostly having a cheerful ending. The motif   of this dramatic work is triumph over unpleasant circumstance by creating comic effects, resulting in a happy or successful conclusion. There are five types of comedy in literature: “Romantic… Read the full blog post …

Meetings in Meryton

Meetings in Meryton

      In my last blog entry I posed a provocative question: could you ever picture Elizabeth Bennet with someone besides Darcy? How would Elizabeth get along with some of Austen’s other leading men? I described how I thought Elizabeth would relate to each of the men of Austen’s other major novels. Along the… Read the full blog post …

Entails

Entails

The dreaded entail. Something that kept Mrs. Bennet awake at night and fretful whilst conscious. “I never can be thankful, Mr. Bennet, for any thing about the entail. How any one could have the conscience to entail away an estate from one’s own daughters I cannot understand; and all for the sake of Mr. Collins… Read the full blog post …

New Book and Giveaway

New Book and Giveaway

What better way to start off November than with a giveaway? Can you sense my excitement and happy dance from your side of the screen? I have finished my first draft of Franchise and Follies and am awaiting feedback from my editor. While I understand reaching this goal post does not mean the race is… Read the full blog post …

“Pemberley’s Christmas Governess: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary” Goes on PreOrder Today!!!

“Pemberley’s Christmas Governess: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary” Goes on PreOrder Today!!!

My newest JAFF book, Pemberley’s Christmas Governess, goes on PreOrder Today. Releasing November 29, it is currently on sale for $0.99. Grab yours before the price goes up! The print copy will follow soon, and the book will be available on Kindle Unlimited. The past couple of months have been hectic for me, and I… Read the full blog post …