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

A road trip to Madame Gilflurt’s blog: My guest post on sneaky Regency hands.

I clicked the wrong link. There was a Jane Austen ball being held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada during the early days of posting the Thrift Shop Regency Costume Experiment, and I wanted to message the organizer. But I accidentally clicked … Read More

Undeceived Blog Tour – Feb 1-15

Undeceived, the newest novel from Karen M. Cox about Pride & Prejudice set in the Cold War spy world, is due out very soon. We’ve scheduled some fun Blog Tour stops including reviews, excerpts, guest posts, and lots of giveaways. … Read More

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a review (two stars)

It is only right to begin with a few disclaimers. First, I—and  members of the Southwest Washington–Northwest Oregon regional chapter of JASNA—was invited to a free screening of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, tonight (1-13-2016). Second, I have not read … Read More

Uncovering Undeceived

    Join me at Austenesque Reviews on January 18th, 2016 for the cover reveal of Undeceived: Pride & Prejudice in the Spy Game. I have to tell you all, I am thrilled with this cover! … Source: Uncovering Undeceived

Uncovering Undeceived

    Join me at Austenesque Reviews on January 18th, 2016 for the cover reveal of Undeceived: Pride & Prejudice in the Spy Game. I have to tell you all, I am thrilled with this cover! (Zuki is the bomb) It’s stunningly beautiful, and perfectly … Read More

Mashup video: Mr. Darcy doesn’t want to be HERE

Happy New Year! Here’ a little video mashup I did. I immediately thought of Darcy when I first heard Alessia Cara’s excellent song “Here.”   Alessia Cara’s full song and official video.    

Fangirling for Jane

Last time I was here on the MP blog, I talked about how I fell in love with Jane Austen. Today, I want to share how I SHOW the love. I don’t know if I’m technically a “fangirl” or not, … Read More

Mary Crawford. The Original Cosmo Girl?

Mary Crawford…a cosmo girl? That complex, charming, antagonist from Mansfield Park? Sure. And why not? To me, her tractable morals make a far more congenial drinking buddy, I mean, compelling literary character than the novel’s heroine, Fanny Price. Over the holiday break, … Read More

A Day in the Life of a Stay-at-Home-Writer

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6:25 AM — I hear Four Year Old struggling with the door and I roll over and pretend I’m asleep. This little morning ritual typically happens around 5:30 AM and sometimes, when I don’t respond, she goes back to bed. … Read More

Then Comes Winter « Good Day Sacramento

A local English teacher recently won a national contest for writing a Christmas story and is now published. . Source: Then Comes Winter « Good Day Sacramento Anngela Schroeder in the spotlight for her story Winter’s Awakening.

Of Heedless and Susceptible Young Men

Seventh in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. During this season of family gatherings, I find myself looking at Jane Austen’s childhood writings in the context of her family life. Many of her … Read More

#JaneWithATwist: Mr. Knightley’s Wassail

First, let’s set the mood, shall we?        “Oh! Mr. Knightley, one moment more; something of consequence — so shocked! Jane and I are both so shocked about the apples!” “What is the matter now?” “To think of … Read More

#JaneWithATwist: Strawberries for Emma

  “You had better explore to Donwell,” replied Mr. Knightley. “That may be done without horses. Come, and eat my strawberries. They are ripening fast.” – Emma, Chapter 42 In anticipation of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Emma this week (December 25th, … Read More

From 2015 and Into 2016

Here we are, in the middle of the holiday season, nearing the end of 2015, and looking forward to a new year. A time when we slow down from our hectic lives, assess where we’ve been and where we’re going. … Read More

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