Maria Grace

Though Maria Grace has been writing fiction since she was ten years old, those early efforts happily reside in a file drawer and are unlikely to see the light of day again. After penning five file-drawer novels in high school, she took a break from writing to pursue college and earn her doctorate in Educational Psychology. After 16 years of university teaching, she returned to her first love, fiction writing. She has one husband and one grandson, two graduate degrees and two black belts, three sons, four undergraduate majors, five nieces, is starting her sixth year blogging on Random Bits of Fascination, has built seven websites, attended eight English country dance balls, sewn nine Regency era costumes, and shared her life with ten cats.

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Soothing a Baby Dragon

Young Elizabeth meets her first dragon beyond the borders of Longbourn’s Keep–and he’s a drooling, teething baby dragon.     If you missed the start of grown up Elizabeth’s adventure with dragons, check out THIS POST. If you missed the first installment in Elizabeth’s Commonplace Book, you can find it HERE.   August 1801   It was odd to have …

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A Country Parson’s Life by Brenda Cox

I’d like to welcome Brenda Cox today as she shares a fascinating article on a country parson’s life during the regency era. Country clergymen appear in each of Jane Austen’s novels. Some are satirized, like Mr. Collins of Pride and Prejudice and Mr. Elton of Emma. Others are men of integrity, like Edmund Bertram of Mansfield Park …

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Reason #22 Why writing takes so long

#22 Getting the Details Right   It isn’t hard to find online comments about the adorable pink jellybean toes our kitty-friends sport. (And yeah, they are utterly adorable–especially when they have freckles on their toes like one of my kitties does. Those are the cutest things ever! I digress though.) Have you ever noticed just …

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Elizabeth’s First Dragon journey

Peek into Elizabeth Bennet’s world of dragons through her commonplace book of dragon experiences. Today she takes her first dragon journey with her father on official Blue Order Business.  If you missed the start of grown up Elizabeth’s adventure with dragons, check out THIS POST. If you missed the first installment in Elizabeth’s Commonplace Book, you can find …

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Introducing the Dragon Index

Today is appreciate a dragon day! What better way to appreciate them than by launching a reference to all things dragon! It will be expanding in the next few months. You can find the index at its permanent home HERE. Blue Order: The governing body of human-dragon relations in England. Made up of all major dragons, …

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