5 Best Things about Mr. Knightley

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I’m currently immersed in Jane Austen’s Emma as I try to finish my current WIP, a 1970s adaptation of our beloved authoress’s fourth published novel. It’s daunting work, as the original contains intricacies of dialogue, characterization and plot that are simply genius, … Read More

North and South + The Onion! Part 1

Well, I recently saw a headline on The Onion that made me think of a scene in the wonderful North and South miniseries, and that was pretty much all it took to send me scouring for headlines and screencaps to create a … Read More

We Want More Austen! No. 12: “Evelyn”

For many months now, O Readers, I have sullied your ears with accounts of the savagery and snark that so often fell from the pen of the youthful Jane Austen. Together we have roamed the rocky path of vice through her … Read More

#ChickLitMay A-Z Scavenger Hunt Winner!

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A winner was announced yesterday in the #ChickLitMay A-Z Scavenger Hunt. Those who entered had to visit each of the 26 authors’ blogs and collect the chick lit theme words, A-Z. Tracie Bannister, coordinator of the event, randomly selected a winner … Read More

Behind the desk of an Austenesque Editor

Christina Boyd Visits Just Jane 1813 – An Interview & a Giveaway Reposted from JustJane1813.com hosted by Claudine Today I look forward to sharing with my Just Jane 1813 readers a visit with Christina Boyd, an Austenesque editor that I have … Read More

The Elizabeth Papers Blog Tour Schedule

Jenetta James’s second novel, The Elizabeth Papers, goes on blog tour May 30-June 13. There’ll be guest posts, reviews, excerpts, and 8 chances to win your own copy of the book. Jenetta’s debut publication, Suddenly Mrs. Darcy released in April 2015, … Read More

Chatting with the Chicks of Chick Lit

Ha-ha ha-ha…Welcome, welcome everyone, to Chatting With the Chicks of Chick Lit. I’m your host, Chuck Lottateeth,  and I am so thrilled to be able to introduce you to some of the most fascinating characters in literature today. I’m talking … Read More

#ChickLitMay A Scavenger Hunt

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  (Part of the annual week-long celebration of joyful noise that is Chick Lit!) U is for Undaunted A Chick Lit heroine remains unstoppable throughout many unforeseeable circumstances, arriving at the end of the story undiminished—even if she started out undervalued, uprooted … Read More

Imagining #MrDarcy: The Faceless Man and the Book Cover

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When other authors mention the name of someone they had in mind as Mr. Darcy while writing their Austen-inspired fiction, once in a while, I’m able to visualize their version of the hero while reading. It’s not easy. Otherwise, the … Read More

Thanks for Sharing!

Eleventh in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. From a tender age Jane Austen had a gift for bringing us characters who expose their flaws through their own unreflecting utterances. Every time they … Read More

Shedding Some Light on Light Reading

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“Northanger Revisited-2015” is my short story contribution to Meryton Press’s Sun-Kissed: Effusions of Summer, an anthology released at the beginning of Beach-Reading Season last year. Northanger Revisited is a modernized treatment of Austen’s classic Northanger Abbey that takes place on fictional Northanger … Read More

Party Time- Regency Style

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  Road trip! Join me over at JustJane1813 as I help host the Netherfield Ball, i.e., Chapter 18 in Pride and Prejudice. This is part of Just Jane’s chapter-by-chapter group read of the Austen classic: the text of each chapter followed by … Read More

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