Category Archives: reading habits

The Early Origins of the Novel

In the mid to late 1700s, the novel, as a means of literary expression developed to an art form. In many of the Regency-based romances that I read, it speaks of the “novel” being something females might read, rather than … Continue reading

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Great Scott: The Difficulties in Reading One of Austen’s Favorite Authors, a Guest Post from Jennifer Petkus

This particular post first appeared on Austen Authors from Jennifer Petkus in November 2015. I thought it worthy to share with others.  I recently started reading Waverley, Sir Walter Scott’s novel that many consider the first historical novel. I am … Continue reading

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Announcing the Winners from the MR. DARCY’S BRIDEs Blog Tour

Of late, I have been out promoting the release of my latest JAFF (Jane Austen Fan Fiction) novel. These are the winners of an eBook copy of MR. DARCY’S BRIDEs: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary from the various guest opportunities … Continue reading

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Jane Austen and Libraries

My fellow Austen Author, Rebecca Jamison shared this post in March of 2016. I thought it worthy to resurrect here.  Last week, I came across a rather confusing line in Austen’s unfinished novel, Sanditon. In this part of the book, Charlotte … Continue reading

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Frugality and the Cost of Being “Cheap”

This is a lovely guest post from my friend Jennifer Petkus about Jane Austen, frugality, and being a bit eccentric. Enjoy! I am frugal (cheap), but like many frugal (cheap) people I’m not always aware of the high cost of … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “A Touch of Velvet, Book 2 of the Realm Series”

When I first began to write the Realm series, I envisioned only four books, with the possibility of one or two novellas. However, the “best laid plans” turned into an eight-book series: one for each of the seven members of … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “Mr. Darcy’s Fault: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”

  Mr. Darcy’s Fault was my first foray into what is known as JAFF (Jane Austen Fan Fiction). Since 2009, I have been known as a Jane Austen-inspired writer. Of my 30 published books, I have written 17 Austen-related titles … Continue reading

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