Category Archives: reading habits

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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Why Do We Return Again and Again to the Classics? a Guest Post from Katherine Reay

My fellow Austen Author, Katherine Reay, discusses her love of the Classics. Please share with her your favorite Classic literature when you are finished reading. If you’ve read Dear Mr. Knightley or Lizzy & Jane, you know I keep returning … Continue reading

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Meet Adam Lawrence, my Go-To Character in Nine of My Novels

This post appeared recently on Helen Hollick’s blog, but I thought to share it with you because I dearly loved the premise. Enjoy!  We all know the protagonist is the hero (or anti-hero!) of a novel. He or she usually … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Publishing Options, or Being a Female Writer in the Regency Era

Publishing Options for Women During Jane Austen’s Lifetime I thought it time to revisit this post for several people of late have asked me of Austen and self-publishing. Novels during the early Regency were geared toward the female reader; therefore, … Continue reading

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Celebrating the ReRelease of “Vampire Darcy’s Desire”with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

In late 2009, at the height of the Twilight mania, Ulysses Press approached me regarding my writing a vampiric version of Pride and Prejudice. [Each book in the Twilight series was inspired by and loosely based on a different literary … Continue reading

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Changes in 19th Century English Schools

Education in England has roots deep in the Anglo-Saxon period. Latin was the main subject at these early schools and the instruction was directed toward the sons of “aristocracy” of the age. The church saw a need to train additional priests, … Continue reading

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Meet Author Barbara Gaskell Denvil, Parachuting into Escapism with the Release of “Fair Weather”

Today I welcome one of dear “internet” friends, Barbara Gaskell Denvil, who has an exciting new release. Barbara agree to a short interview so we could all learn more of her and LEARN you will. She is absolutely fascinating.  First, … Continue reading

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