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Such a good idea in my head: my Belle gown

Sometimes a project seems like a really good idea in your head. Then the reality turns out a little different. After last year’s ball, I came to the conclusion that I really needed another ball gown. Not needed as in “I really want another dress.’ but needed as in (1) Whoever thought trains on a …

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Six Word Stories at the 2017 AGM

So, yeah, it’s no surprise writers see the world just a little differently than normal people. Sometimes its just in six word stories. Recently, I had the privilege to travel to Huntington Beach, California for the Annual General Meeting for the Jane Austen Society of North America (trying saying that five times fast…) Since I …

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Rising Waters: A Totally Different Game

Sometimes you wake up and really do find everything has changed. In case you missed part 1 or 2:  Rising Waters, part 1 Risings Waters Part 2 Writers are told to avoid clichés. Clichés like: When she awoke that morning everything had changed and nothing would ever be the same again. In general, that’s good …

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Rising Waters: I used to like the sound of rain

Hurricane Harvey settling in as a most unusual and unwelcome guest. In case you missed part 1:  Rising Waters, part 1 For those of you not familiar with tropical weather, like hurricanes, let me give you a quick primer. These unwelcome guests tend to crash the party in a fairly predictable way., considerate creatures that …

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So, uhm, yeah…Harvey

Important discovery…hurricanes and book launches do not mix well. Some of you might have noticed that the blog has been a little on the quiet side since just before A Less Agreeable Man released. That was not exactly the plan to be honest. A book launch is supposed to be fun and busy, right? What’s …

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