The Boots & Backpacks map: the importance of setting in a journey story

Why, yes, I did make a map to show the route Darcy and Elizabeth travel. In a journey story, the setting is particularly important, and when a setting is as well-known as the Appalachian Trail, you had better get your … Read More

The Austen Project “F-Word”

Have you heard about The Austen Project? It’s an project in which “six bestselling contemporary authors” are paired with each of Jane Austen’s six novels. From the website: “Taking these well-loved stories as their base, each author will write their own … Read More

Boots & Backpacks Prologue

Since the B&B blog tour starts tomorrow and there will be various excerpts posted, I thought I’d post the Prologue here as an unofficial kick-off. The excerpts will make more sense if people have read this first.   Prologue Distance … Read More

Congratulations to the Winners!

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Thank you to all those who entered our giveaway online and in person at the Southern Festival of Books held in Nashville, TN this past weekend. The results are in and we congratulate the following winners: Festival of Books Winners: … Read More

The Reel Netherfield

A recent A Happy Assembly playground theme was “ballroom missteps”. Although flummoxed and uninspired at first, as others posted their short stories and quickies, I felt a little plot bunny begin nibbling my less than nimble toes. While doing research … Read More

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