Friday, February 16, 2018

A walk in Jane Austen's shoes

Was Jane Austen closer to Elizabeth Bennet or Fanny Price, when it came to walking? I'm answering that through first-hand experience in this month's Austen Authors post.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

A little sea-bathing will NOT set me up forever

In my most recent Austen Author's post, I'm sharing my time at the seaside AND the first excerpt I believe I've posted from the upcoming A Season Lost. That's right, it's finally starting to hit the point where I can share excerpts! (Although admittedly it's still quite a way from being publication ready.)




Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The hidden key

In today's Austen Authors post, I'm writing about life and architecture in Bath, and yes, showing readers the hidden key within Bath.






Friday, November 24, 2017

A Regime of Fun

In my Austen Authors post today, I'm looking at the structured "regime of fun" that comprised entertainments of spa towns like Bath.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Taking a Bath, and a writing update

The latest in my little series about taking the cure and my trip to England touches on bathing in Bath, country house plunge pools, and Stourhead, which might look familiar:

And I wanted to give everyone a writing update, in case anyone's wondering what's going on with Book 3 in the ACL series. I'm making great progress and am pretty close to having the first draft done, but there are already some pretty substantial edits I know that I want to go back and make. So it will still be a while before I have something that's ready for online beta. I'd always hoped to stay on a book-a-year pace with this series, but this year I'm almost certainly not going to make it. The good news is, at 170,000 words and counting, there will definitely be a lot of book once it's done, even with some of the planned edits being cuts!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Taking the cure

Hello, dear readers, it's been a while! But I'm back with a new Austen Authors post about the history of drinking spa waters in England, and my own attempts to take the cure on my recent trip.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Derbyshire spar and the economics of Pride and Prejudice

It's a day for double posts, before I head off to England for a few weeks! To follow along with me, check out my Facebook and Twitter feeds, where I'll be posting some pictures.

Did you ever wonder what those "petrified spars" are, that Elizabeth refers to in Pride and Prejudice? I'm at Austen Authors today explaining just what they are.

And I'm also at My Jane Austen Book Club, writing about the economics of Pride and Prejudice, a follow on to the previous guest post on the publishing of the book.

July 27, My Vices and Weaknesses: Guest Post & Giveaway
July 28, Austenesque Reviews: Book Excerpt & Giveaway
July 29, My Love for Jane Austen: Guest Post & Giveaway
August 3, Just Jane 1813: Book Review & Giveaway
August 4, My Jane Austen Book Club: Guest Post & Giveaway
September 4, Diary of an Eccentric: Guest Post & Giveaway
September 5, Laughing with Lizzie: Book Excerpt
September 6, Savvy Verse & Wit: Book Review & Giveaway
September 12, Margie’s Must Reads: Book Review & Giveaway
September 14, More Agreeably Engaged: Guest Post & Giveaway
September 15, Babblings of a Bookworm: Book Excerpt & Giveaway


A walk in Jane Austen's shoes

Was Jane Austen closer to Elizabeth Bennet or Fanny Price, when it came to walking? I'm answering that through first-hand experience in...