Category Archives: Excerpt

Fall or Autumn? Which is correct? Or, is that a sensible question?

Fall or Autumn? Which is correct? Or, is that a sensible question?

Today is September 22 and that is the official first day of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Most people are focusing on what new pumpkin-spice flavored food items they can nibble on while embellishing their houses with the plethora of harvest-themed decorations that are available, without caring one iota if the proper term is AUTUMN… CONTINUE READING…

Excerpts from the Darcys’ third and fourth Christmas celebrations in The Darcy Saga

Excerpts from the Darcys’ third and fourth Christmas celebrations in The Darcy Saga

As my writing and publishing timeline moved on past the first three novels in The Darcy Saga, the timeline of events for the characters began to overlap in unusual ways. What do I mean? In early in 2010, just as I finished In the Arms of Mr. Darcy, my publisher requested a Christmas/Pride & Prejudice-themed… CONTINUE READING…

Christmas excerpts from “Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One”

Christmas excerpts from “Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One”

The Darcy Saga novels detail roughly five years of Darcy and Elizabeth’s marriage. When writing a saga-type series recounting the day-by-day and month-by-month events of life, it is inevitable to include scenes from several Christmas celebrations. Additionally, my novella A Darcy Christmas is ALL about my favorite holiday. I suppose it is fair to say… CONTINUE READING…

Washington Irving ~ Christmas in the Regency ~ An Excerpt from “A Darcy Christmas”

Washington Irving ~ Christmas in the Regency ~ An Excerpt from “A Darcy Christmas”

Santa Claus, tinsel on trees, Frosty the Snowman, reindeer pulling a sleigh… These are a few of the current Christmas images we are familiar with in the US. What about yule logs, a boar’s head, community wassail bowls, a king of misrule, mince meat pies, and figgy pudding? Rarely are these traditions seen here in the… CONTINUE READING…

A Darcy Christmas

A Darcy Christmas

As many of you undoubtedly know, for the 2010 holiday season my publisher, Sourcebooks, released an anthology of Pride and Prejudice focused novellas titled A Darcy Christmas. Included in the anthology were short stories by Amanda Grange, Carolyn Eberhart, and me! Fortunately for Darcy fans everywhere, A Darcy Christmas remains in print. In fact, the… CONTINUE READING…

A Thriller, Chiller Excerpt

A Thriller, Chiller Excerpt

As a follow up to last week’s blog post on magic lantern and Phantasmagoria history, I am sharing the excerpt from My Dearest Mr. Darcy where Darcy and Lizzy attend a performance while on holiday in Norfolk. So turn off the lights, put on some eerie music, read on and enjoy! The theatre was dimly lit… CONTINUE READING…