Category Archive: Blog

Mar 14 2017

What do Show Chickens have to do with Dragons? Everything!

It kind of goes without saying that historical fiction takes tons of research. Tons. Literally heaps and gobs of it. Great stacks and piles. I thought my doctoral dissertation took a lot of research. That was nothing in comparison to the thousands of pages I have read and saved on my hard drive. History=Research. OK. …

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Jan 24 2017

If you Give a Teen a Classic…

If you give a teen a Jane Austen classic book… they will be dying to know more! If you give a teen (or a group of them) a Jane Austen classic book, they will be dying to know more. And if they are dying to know more, they will find a Janeite to tell them …

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Jan 07 2017

A fresh coat of paint and a zombie inspired photo shoot!

How better to start the new year than to slap a new coat of paint on the website and have a zombie inspired photo shoot? Granted, I’m a little odd by any standard, but I like to start off the New Year by cleaning and freshening up something. This year I might have taken it …

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Dec 16 2016

Celebrating Jane Austen’s birthday today with ribbon roses…

Celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday with me! I thought I’d share something out of the archives today: an old-fashioned craft, similar to something she herself might have done to trim her own garments or accessories–Ribbon Roses.       Recently had the pleasure of doing these at a bridal shower we hosted for my future daughter-in-law. I got to …

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Dec 05 2016

Sharing the Love of Austen

My favorite opportunity for sharing the love of Austen so far. In the past five years  I’ve been writing, I’ve had a lot of really wonderful ‘Austen-adventures.‘ I’ve met a lot of wonderful friends. Traveled, attended conferences, spoken, costumed and learned to dance. Even better, my wonderful, if more-than-just-slightly-crazy, family has come along for the …

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