Heroine In Training

I recently decided to tackle the challenge of writing a short story for the Meryton Press Holiday Anthology Short Story contest that would be a modern retelling of Northanger Abbey. In the process, naturally I chose to re-read the original. … 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

Interview at Wings of Paper

Loren over at Wings of Paper has posted an interview. Of me! She also translated my answers into Italian. Thanks, Loren! The questions mostly cover my debut novel, Boots & Backpacks. Here is one question, but head over to Loren’s … Read More

Lessons from Creative Writing Workshop

I spend my days teaching 6th graders how to read and write. This semester, I taught my first creative writing elective and so last week, with the end of the semester, I gave my students a survey so that I … 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

Austen’s Men

Let’s talk about Jane Austen and how she wrote men. Why? Because I think they remain one of the favorite subjects of lots of her readers over the centuries. Also they’re dreamy and that’s worth highlighting from time to time. I … Read More

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