Oh, Just Get Over It Already!

Tenth in the series We Want More Austen! About the minor and youthful works of Jane Austen. It cannot be denied—the young Jane Austen was empathy-challenged. In her teenage stories she thought nothing of breaking the hearts of her characters, … Read More

5 Best Men’s Voices (British Edition)

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So, about a year ago (has it been so long?) I posted a very subjective 5 Best List on the best men’s voices. There was dissent in the ranks (and how could there NOT be?) Some Anglophiles suggested a British actor or two—enough … Read More

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

By Anngela Schroeder Society has misinterpreted the intelligence of young girls.  It believes that Disney Princesses and their ‘love stories’ were detrimental to our development as independent, strong women because of the focus on them being “saved” by the princes.  … Read More

Of Henrys and Elizas

Ninth in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. There are many great opening lines in literature, from “It is a truth universally acknowledged . . .” to “It was the best of times, … Read More

A Searing Acquaintance Blog Tour

A Searing Acquaintance, the debut novel from J. L. Ashton, is scheduled for a Blog Tour March 7-21. Tune in for reviews, guest posts, excerpts, and lots and lots of giveaways.     Blog Tour Schedule 3/7: Excerpt & Giveaway at My Jane Austen … Read More

Winners! Undeceived Blog Tour Giveaways

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Here are the Undeceived Blog Tour Winners:   e-book: JV Ginna Irma J Dung   Paperback: Diana Doan Michelle Jolley Maria  Laura Dannenmueller Capio I believe Jakki Leatherberry has all the contact information for these folks now. Thanks … Read More

Garden Like Austen with Linda Beutler

Jane Austen Invades Portland’s Yard, Garden & Patio Show! JASNA member, clematis collection curator, and author Linda Beutler will reprise her illustrated lecture, “Garden Like Austen: Plants Jane knew and grew and so can you!” during the free seminar series … Read More

Travelin’

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I’m on a blog tour! It’s the half-way point of the blog tour for my new release, Undeceived: Pride & Prejudice in the Spy Game. It’s my first big tour— I did a small one for the release of At the Edge of … Read More

What inspired the meteoric rise in Austen-Inspired Novels?

The latest JAFF fuss is about some kind of “bubble” and suggestions that soon, the meteoric trend of JAFF sales will reverse itself. The belief is that the 200th anniversaries and the adaptations drive the market. I disagree. The oldest … Read More

Sibling Rivalry

Eighth in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. How to draw a character in four sentences: At the start of Jane Austen’s youthful fragment “The Three Sisters,” Miss Mary Stanhope writes to a … Read More

A Little Whimsical Blog Tour Feb 8-22

A Little Whimsical in His Civilites a new novella by J Marie Croft goes on Blog Tour Feb 8-22. Tune in for reviews, guest posts, excerpts, and lots and lots of giveaways.   Blog Tour Schedule 2/8: Excerpt & Giveaway at My Jane … Read More

Unleashing Undeceived

  Well, it’s flown the nest. After over two years in my head and under my wing, Undeceived has been edited and re-edited, proofed and re-proofed, and sent to Meryton Press for publication. It will be in Kindle and print versions very soon. … Read More

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