Category: Jane Austen

Darcy Saga Characters: The Marquis of Orman

Continuing on with the series delving into the many secondary characters inhabiting the nine novels and one novella comprising The Darcy Saga. It is fun for me to revisit the plethora of pivotal, important characters interacting with the main characters. Hopefully it is a fun endeavor for all of you...

Darcy Saga Characters: The Lathrops

As my longtime readers are aware, I began writing my vision of married life for Darcy and Elizabeth way back in 2006. One short story swiftly evolved into another and then another, the passion taking over so thoroughly that like Mr. Darcy’s love for Elizabeth, “I was in the middle...

Christmas Novellas with an Austenesque setting

Yesterday I highlighted my Christmas novella, A Darcy Christmas, with a bunch of excerpts to pique your interest. Read that post HERE if you missed it. Today, as the third day in my planned four weeks of blogs dedicated to the joyous Christmas season, it made sense to shine a...

Sharing My Recent Fun at the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville

Howdy y’all! I have greatly ignored my poor blog these past several months and can honestly offer no excuse. Many other distractions have taken over my life, including my sweet puppy Olivia Marjo, who was the subject of my last blog post. In January! Yikes!! Indeed, we have had a...

Fishing at Pemberley in P&P: Vital Plot Device or Unimportant Side Point?

Lakes and rivers are plentiful in Kentucky (thanks to the plentiful rain), and I am fairly sure the moving van wasn’t out of sight before my husband announced his desire to buy a boat for fishing. I suspect I rolled my eyes, as I did the subsequent million times he brought...

Get to Know MY Elizabeth & Darcy

Amongst the many joys of writing a series of novels, one of my favorites is expanding upon the characters created by Jane Austen. Over the course of time, I have created a complex history for all of the characters. I have strived to imbue them with life, personality, habits, style,...

D’Arcy, or Darcy, Family History

With 8 full-length novels and one novella written in The Darcy Saga thus far — and more on the way — I suppose it is obvious that my brand of plotting and telling a story is unique. There are several reasons for choosing this style, but one of the main...

Favorite P&P 2005 Videos

I am unabashedly and unashamedly a diehard fan of the 2005 cinematic adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. As directed by Joe Wright, and starring Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy and Kiera Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, I still to this day, twelve years later, believe it is the best version, EVER. At...

Fitzwilliam Darcy IS the Perfect Hero!

Mr. Darcy . . . How do we love him? Let us count the ways . . . 1.  Mr. Darcy is a man who listens. He pays attention to every word Elizabeth says to him, even when she is angry or teasing him. That is awesome enough, but the kicker is that he truly...

Come “Waltz” With Me. A History of the Supreme Dance of Romance.

Whether one has ever been in a fancy ballroom as an observer or participant, or tuned in for an episode of Dancing With the Stars, most have at least an idea of how a waltz is performed. Readers of Jane Austen and Regency romance surely have read hints of the...

Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, 2017

Three years ago I moved to Kentucky from California, and naturally there were many reasons why we chose this area. A big one was the JASNA Region in Louisville, albeit more for me than my husband! Located about forty miles from where we live, it is an easy, beautiful countryside...

Pride & Prejudice 2005 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

10 years ago this month, specifically on September 16, Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen premiered in the UK. The movie adaptation directed by Joe Wright would cross the pond for a US and worldwide release in November. As everyone who has followed me for any length...

JASNA News article on the 2015 AGM

This post is a continuation, or adjunct, to my blog post today on Austen Authors. I am sharing the news that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA), scheduled for October 9-11 in Louisville, Kentucky, and hosted by the region I am a...

Kentucky Living Magazine goes Jane Austen

I have to share this coolness with all of you! It is double… no… TRIPLE cool because not only does it involve me, but also the Greater Louisville Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA-GL) — which I am proud to be a part of — and also my fabulous husband...

Gaming Counters

Gaming counters, or gaming tokens, were held by individuals and used over and over again when playing a wide range of games, particularly gambling ones. Values would be set at the start of each session and payment would be made at the end, when each player would again collect up...