Monthly Archives: October 2010

My Interview from “My Jane Austen Book Club” on Oct. 7, 2010

Writing passionately comes easily to Regina Jeffers. A master teacher, for thirty-nine years, she passionately taught thousands of students English in the public schools of West Virginia, Ohio, and North Carolina. Yet, “teacher” does not define her as a person. … Continue reading

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Meet the Austen Authors!!!

Several times over the past few weeks, I have mentioned being a part of a unique group of writers: the Austen Authors. In early September 2010, this group took into its own hands a way of meeting new readers: We … Continue reading

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Research … AARGH!!

One of the best parts of being a writer is learning new things. However, one of the worst parts of being a writer is researching those new things. As I am sure everyone on this site may attest, I have … Continue reading

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Make a Difference Day – Have You Committed to It?

On October 23, volunteers from across the U.S. will “make a difference” in their communities. It is our nation’s largest day of volunteering for the good of someone else, with more than 3 million people helping 20 million others. Make … Continue reading

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Cyber Bullying

I, too, am climbing aboard the cyberbullying bandwagon. As a teacher, I have seen numerous examples of bullying, and like most people, I experienced lots of discrimination of my own in school. People have always “attacked” others to justify their … Continue reading

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Momentous TV

I found an article in my AARP newsletter about TV moments we all might remember. The newsletter included: October 1960 – the Richard Nixon/John F. Kennedy debates (Did you watch the debates, or did you listen on the radio? Your … Continue reading

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October Celebrates …

On the Austen Authors Website (www.AustenAuthors.com,) we are planning a “Halloween” celebration at the end of the month, where we will feature Ben H. Winters, author of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Planning for this made me think what … Continue reading

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