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A Rose By Any Other Name (or) The Naming of Characters in Novels (Mine and Austen’s)

Recently, one of my friends noted I had used a familiar name or two from where I once lived in Ohio. She thought it quite clever of me, but I explained this was a common practice with authors. In fact, … Continue reading

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Twelve (+5) Days of Christmas Sale! 26 Titles from Regina Jeffers! December 21 – January 5!

Today, December 21, twenty-six of my titles went on sale for my Twelve (+5) Days of Christmas Sale! The sale runs from December 21 to January 5.  Fill up your eReaders!!!! There are Austen-inspired titles, romantic suspense, a Regency series, and contemporary choices.  … Continue reading

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Twelve (+5) Days of Christmas Sale! – Regency and Contemporary Titles

 These books are among the 26 titles that will go on sale tomorrow and stay on sale until January 5. Fill up your eReaders with these Regency romantic suspense and fun contemporary titles!!! (See the Austen-Inspired titles part of this sale … Continue reading

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Twelve (+5) Days of Christmas Sale! Austen-Inspired Titles Up First!

Okay, in my mind I had this perfect plan of running a 12 Days of Christmas sale from December 25 – January 5. Then Kobo sent out a message that their Kobo Writing Life would be down from December 19 … Continue reading

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Mashups!! Jane Austen and Vampires

MashUps: Jane Austen and Vampires What is a Mashup?   When I first became aware of the term “mashup,” I automatically thought of the music industry with its remixes and creative imaginings of oldies and the classics. By definition, a … Continue reading

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Celebrating the ReRelease of Vampire Darcy’s Desire, Mixing Austen with Vampiric Legends

Next Monday, I will celebrate the rerelease of my vampiric version of Pride and Prejudice, Vampire Darcy’s Desire, which I wrote in 2010. The Ulysses Press version is now out of print, and while I wait to reclaim my rights to … Continue reading

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Author’s Voice

Years ago, when I was still beating my head against the wall while teaching English in the public classrooms of three different states, I attempted repeatedly to explain “author voice” to my students. I encouraged my students to write with … Continue reading

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