An Austenesque Lovers Reader Problems

From time to time, being a lover of all things Jane Austen can cause some minor difficulties in my life. Let explain what I mean. I’ve listed a few as examples. Problem #1 The Lone Austen lover for miles around. … Read More

#JaneWithATwist – Miss Bingley’s Gimlet – a pre-ball snifter

Caroline Bingley is a girl with a bad press. Rude, narcissistic, envious, superior; there isn’t a lot to love. She supplements her pantomime villainess credentials even further by playing bad cop to everyone’s favourite literary heroine, Lizzy Bennet. But just … Read More

Man Traps and Murder

Sixth in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. Man traps? Murder? Doesn’t sound much like Jane Austen. I could just as easily have used the title “Dicing and Drunkenness,” and you wouldn’t have … Read More

Catherine Morland Visits Detroit

After spending so much time with the adorable and naïve Catherine for my modern short story retelling, North for the New Year, that appears in the upcoming Then Comes Winter holiday anthology, I did little exercises to help me get … Read More

Oh The Places You’ll Go

Oh the Places You’ll Go! By Sophia Rose To (mis)quote Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go when you engage in the art of story writing. In actuality, I’ve barely dipped my adventurous toe outside the continental US though I’ve … Read More

With Age Comes…A New Perspective

We are told that age brings wisdom. Cue chuckles and sighs. And maybe it does. I really wouldn’t want anyone to poll my general acquaintance to see if that is true of moi. However, I do know for a fact … Read More

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