Monthly Archives: October 2010

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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Romantic Suspense Winner!!!

My newest novel, The Phantom of Pemberley, has been awarded third place in the Romantic Suspense category in the 5th Annual Dixie Kane Memorial Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Southern Louisiana Romance Writers of America.

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Austen-Related Actors with October Birthdays

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A Family Crest for the name Jeffers does not exist!!!!

I am doing research again for my latest novel, and I went to look for websites about surname meanings, etc. Choosing a name for a character in a book is very important to developing characterization. For example, the given name … Continue reading

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