Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Vocabulary Rocks! Let’s break the ice…

Vocabulary Rocks! Let’s break the ice…

Way back when I started blogging on a regular basis I frequently posted about the origins of interesting words I came across. I called those serial posts “Vocabulary Rocks!” Unfortunately many of those posts were lost due to transferring web servers, and I didn’t continue the series on a regular basis. It was tremendous fun,… CONTINUE READING…

Thanksgiving Games

Thanksgiving Games

Are you planning a Thanksgiving party or family gathering? If so, it may help pass the hours while waiting for the turkey to bake if there are plenty of fun activities and games. Here are a few suggestions, some from the present and others from the past. High Energy Games Corn Gobbling Contest: Prepare a… CONTINUE READING…

Literature Classics meet Monsters

Literature Classics meet Monsters

Last week I highlighted novels mashing together Jane Austen with monsters of one sort or another, adding a bit of fun with two titles fabricated by me. Hehe…. That post is here: Austen Monster Mash and the fake titles & authors were #3 The Haunting of Pemberley by Elizabeth Drummant and #12 Anne Elliot: Vampire Hunter by Sam Morrison.… CONTINUE READING…

Austen Monster Mash

Austen Monster Mash

Love ’em or hate ’em, Jane Austen mash-ups are everywhere! By definition, a “mash-up” is a derivative work consisting of two pieces of media conjoined together. In the Austen world this was originally attributed to movies like Clueless and Bridget Jones’ Diary where Austen characters and plotlines were set into modern situations. Lately the term has… CONTINUE READING…

Which Darcy Saga Novel?

Which Darcy Saga Novel?

I have a confession: After all this time I forget which of my novels a particular event happened in. Shhh…. Don’t tell anyone I told you! Perhaps you can answer these questions off the top of your head, but I’ll never know if you cheat and open the books. Heck, I had to. A.  Mr. and Mrs.… CONTINUE READING…

Trivia Time: Star Wars

Trivia Time: Star Wars

I am an avowed, proud Star Wars geek. Yes, I was one of those who stood in line on opening night, gasped in shock at “I am your father!”, and was blindsided by the Luke and Leia sibling reveal. I have read most of the fan fiction novels, and while I didn’t love the newer… CONTINUE READING…

Darcy Saga Characters: The Gallery & How they came to be

Darcy Saga Characters: The Gallery & How they came to be

Another new addition to my Novel and Movie Image Gallery: the Darcy Saga Characters. Once again turning to Google and especially Pinterest for the wealth of copyright-free portrait paintings of people from the past, I have carefully chosen someone for each character in my novels. Based on my internal vision, I searched until discovering the… CONTINUE READING…

Website Scavenger Hunt

Website Scavenger Hunt

Last Friday I posted a blog giving updated info about the pages and content on my website. As those who have been visiting me for a while know that I am constantly re-organizing and re-vamping my website, all for the express purpose of giving more for my readers to enjoy in an easier, faster way.… CONTINUE READING…