How I Fell In Love

Hey, everyone! Melanie Stanford, here, and this is my very first post for the MP blog. My short story, BECOMING FANNY, appears in the holiday anthology THEN COMES WINTER, and I also have a PERSUASION retelling coming December 29th titled … Read More

Let’s Have a Ball!

Dateline Netherfield Park, 26 November 2015 or 1811 But what to serve your guests!? It hinges upon, one supposes, just how intoxicated you want them to become? On a cold night, we might at least serve negus to warm and … Read More

A Cocktail for Mr. Bingley, or You Are What You Drink

Mr. Bingley’s Cocktail, or…You are what you drink. By Linda Beutler Now anyone who knows me well will tell you my unrepentantly lust-filled forays into Jane Austen Fan Fiction are in some part fueled by the occasional infusion of quantities … 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

#JaneWithATwist – The General’s Order

Soon after their reaching the bottom of the set, Catherine perceived herself to be earnestly regarded by a gentleman who stood among the lookers-on, immediately behind her partner. He was a very handsome man, of a commanding aspect, past the … 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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