The engagement scene in Suzan Lauder’s bestselling Letter from Ramsgate

The inspiration for using the Royal Menagerie at Exeter Exchange for the final chapter in Letter from Ramsgate came from my dear friend Maria (defiantfalcon at the Meryton Literary Society’s A Happy Assembly), the plot beta for the story and … Read More

Austen Anti-Love Protest

What?!? Yep, you read it correctly. I’m going on an Austen Anti-Love protest. Okay, not really. I love romance as much as the next guy, but I decided that I wanted to turn the spot light from the popular love … Read More

Delicious Encounters

While prepping food, I enjoy listening to books. My recent choice was Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and narrated by Juliet Stevenson (you might remember her in her acting role as Mrs. Elton from the movie adaptation, Emma?). It has … Read More

The 9 Best Jane Austen Quotes About Love

It’s not even February yet but when I walked the aisles of my local market today, there was already an entire area devoted to all things Valentine’s Day. Instead of yelling “too soon!” and throwing a sea of conversation hearts on the … Read More

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