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Mystery and Suspense Month: The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy

When writing any mystery, the author cannot just have a murderer and a victim. He/She must also have suspects, red herrings (false clues), motives, and deception. There must be a balance between the suspense and the story’s pace must be … Continue reading

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Mystery and Suspense Month: The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy

THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MR. DARCY was originally published on February 18, 2013. It is a cozy mystery set in Dorset, and it is a real thriller. There are witches and resurrectionists and a mass murderer, oh my!!! I hope … Continue reading

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Mystery and Suspense Month: The Phantom of Pemberley

For October, I thought to highlight some of my mysteries and suspense novels. Heck, it is the time for ghosts and goblins and things that go bump in the dark. ALL BOOKS FEATURED THIS MONTH ARE ON SALE ON FOR … Continue reading

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The “British Aliens” in America During the War of 1812

While writing “Captain Stanwick’s Bride,” I spent a great deal of time researching personal papers, diaries, journals, and the like of people who lived during this second war between American and Great Britain. Many “Americans,” at the time, still claimed … Continue reading

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Reporting Scandals in the Regency Era

Of late, I have read several Regency era romances that speak of the most recent scandal being published in the newsprints of the day. One even made reference to an entire newspaper that was devoted to the latest on dit. … Continue reading

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Lead Mining In Derbyshire, a Guest Post from Amanda Kai

This post originally appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on 23 July 2021. Enjoy! We often hear about Mr. Darcy’s fortune of “ten-thousand a year.”  But where did all that money come from?  In doing research for my current work … Continue reading

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“Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend” Releasing This Friday, September 10 + a Giveaway

One of the plot points of my latest release, “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend” revolves around the Enclosure Acts. What were they?   In England and Wales from the 12th Century forward enclosure (or inclosure) was a common practice. Before enclosure, … Continue reading

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The Provisions of Oxford

Most people know something of Oxford, England, through Oxford University, the home of England’s first university. However, Oxford is also known for the “Provisions of Oxford,” which in 1258 placed the king under a Council of Fifteen. All this began … Continue reading

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Christopher Jones and the Voyage of the “Mayflower “

Some of you have heard me say previously that my 10th great-grandparents were John Alden and Priscilla Mullins of Pilgrim and the Mayflower fame. So, when I came across a piece about Christopher Jones, I, naturally, stopped to read more … Continue reading

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Edward Jenner, Father of “Vaccination”

With all the debate still going on about whether to vaccinate or not for COVID-19 and all the variants in the news, I thought we might have look at the first vaccines. Born in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, in May 1749, the … Continue reading

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