About Regina Jeffers

About the Author

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. Ask any of her students or her family, and they will tell you Regina is passionate about so many things: her son, her grandchildren, truth, children in need, our country’s veterans, responsibility, the value of a good education, words, music, dance, the theater, pro football, classic movies, the BBC, track and field, books, books, and more books. Holding multiple degrees, Jeffers often serves as a Language Arts or Media Literacy consultant to school districts and has served on several state and national educational commissions.

Jeffers’s writing career began when a former student challenged her to do what she so “righteously” told her class should be accomplished in writing. On a whim, she self-published her first book Darcy’s Passions. “I never thought anything would happen with it. Then one day, a publishing company contacted me. They had watched the sales of the book on Amazon, and they offered to print it. The rest is history.”

Since that time, Jeffers continues to write. “Writing is just my latest release of the creative side of my brain. I taught theater, even participated in professional and community-based productions when I was younger. I trained dance teams, flag lines, majorettes, and field commanders. My dancers were both state and national champions. I simply require time each day to let the possibilities flow. When I write, I write as I used to choreograph routines for my dance teams; I write the scenes in my head as if they are a movie. Usually, it plays there for several days being tweaked and rewritten, but, eventually, I put it to paper. From that point, things do not change much because I have completed several mental rewrites.”

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19 Responses to About Regina Jeffers

  1. I have greatly enjoyed reading your blog, which has great information and is well-written. I hope that my own blog, Write Life by A Lady, can aspire to be as authoritative, though I am yet to be published. Miguelina Perez and I are finishing our first collaborative mystery-romance novel set in the Regency Period, and authors like you are a real inspiration!

  2. RO says:

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! I hope you will accept it! Check out the details on my blog.

    • As I am on the road promoting two different books, I will decline at this time. Thanks for thinking of me, though.

      • RO says:

        Of course I fully understand! Just know that you were nominated by me because I always enjoy your posts! 🙂

      • I TRULY appreciate the gesture. I have been wanting time to respond to several offers for guest blogs, etc. I just can’t seem to get my act together. I come home on Monday, repack the car, do my radiation treatments, and am out again by week’s end. I knew it would be hectic so I purposely completed all my blog posts up through June 20 when things will hopefully calm down.

      • RO says:

        I hope so to! Good luck!

  3. RO says:

    I hope so too! Good luck with everything..!

  4. Anna says:

    Thankyou for your September post about James Pratt, John Smith and William Bonill. I became fascinated with their sad story a few months ago and, since I am in London, I went to the spot where Bonill lived, not far from Blackfriars Bridge. The street where he lived doesn’t exist anymore, but there was an old pub nearby and I half wondered whether that was where he fetched his jug of ale. I did some research and found that Bonill was transported to Tasmania (or Van Diemen’s Land as it was then known) as a convict after the deaths of Pratt and Smith and he died in the New Norfolk Hospital there in 1841, only a few years after the other men.

  5. ACoupleTalks says:

    I stumbled across your blog because I was looking for other bloggers who write about male vs female perspectives — but you take it to a whole new level dissecting characters! Very interesting topics! 🙂

    – Emily

  6. Minerva says:

    Hi Regina: A search of a brief article at Grinnell about entail brought up your blog. I can’t find the article in which you mention this quote: “Another detail of the law was that entails were periodically renewable and even breakable with the consent of an heir who had come of age.” I am very curious to know if you’ve seen anything else on the issue of breaking entail with the consent of the heir? I’ve searched everything I can find, and there is nothing. Thanks for a great blog!

  7. Carole says:

    Hi Regina
    Every new day brings a wonderful new surprise, and today I stumbled across your amazing blog. I have always been interested in the effects on Georgian era families of primogeniture. I recently completed a novel based on the life of Jane Austen’s remarkable great-grandmother Elizabeth Weller Austen and how primogeniture nearly ruined her life. Her wealthy father-in-law John III could have helped her out after his son’s untimely death, but he apparently disliked her intensely. Why? In Austens of Broadford, I pulled together facts from Eliza’s famous Memorandum enhanced with fictional aspects to explain my theory of how and why she ended up as she did..

    Every woman dreams, and writing this historical fictional biography was on my bucket list, so let me thank you for allowing me to announce it here.

    • Carole, if you would like to do a guest post on the blog, I would be happy to host you.

      • Carole says:

        Regina, I would be honoured to do a guest post on your blog! Based on my research of the Austen family, I was surprised to find no novel written about Jane’s interesting ancestress. As a retired attorney whose only prior writing experience was legal contracts and court briefs, I decided to try my hand at something creative–a novel.. And I have a deep abiding interest in history.

        Please let me know what you have in mind for a guest post.

  8. Daniel says:

    Hello Regina,
    I have just enjoyed reading your article from 2013 on Plough Monday & Mumming (https://reginajeffers.blog/2013/03/04/plough-monday-and-molly-dancing/) – I am part of the Good Easter Molly Gang in Essex, founded in 1984, with dances collected from old dancers in Needham Market so it’s all very interesting. The two main resources to which I’ve been referred are these, which I assume you have, but just in case:
    • “For a bit of sport -: Molly dancing and Plough Monday in East Anglia” by Richard Humphries.
    • “Truculent Rustics – Molly Dancing In East Anglia Before 1940” by Elaine Bradtke
    The reason I thought to get in touch is because your blog, which I found by searching for “Molly” appears to be topped with a lovely picture of Chatsworth House, where my Mum went to school during WW2. May I ask why you chose to use that picture? Are you connected with the House? Obviously nothing to do with Molly but I’m intrigued.

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