Interview with Linda Beutler: Come Join the Snark Side

Linda Beutler recently let me interview her and discuss one of the many characteristics of her writing, her sense of humor. Anyone who has read her books knows it’s a necessary ingredient in her writing. Like Elizabeth Bennet, I dearly … Read More

An Author’s Journey with Karen M Cox

Back in April, I had the opportunity to talk with readers during the Meryton Press Dear Friend Event about reading—mostly about how the meandering paths my reading history took have shaped and developed my love for books over the years. … 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.    

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

In High Spirits for a Ball: #JaneWithATwist

We are perfectly ready, we assure you, to keep our promise to give another delicious round of #JaneWithATwist. It would be the most shameful thing in the world if we did not! You are cordially invited to celebrate the Netherfield Ball with the authors of Meryton … Read More

Introducing #JaneWithATwist

Wine, port, negus, spruce beer, porter – these are a few of the alcoholic beverages mentioned in Jane Austen’s novels. If you include her minor works and letters, add even more to the list. It’s true, people drank a lot … Read More

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