My reading habits seem to ebb and flow with the state of the news. The worse the latter, the less reading. So you can guess how much reading got done in 2022 and 2021 despite my best intentions. Part of the problem might also be that great books … [Read more...] about Spending time in Sanditon
Everything from early-morning thoughts to late-night questions, with a small break for afternoon tea and cake.
Turning thoughts into words can be a frustrating experience, but writing's not all torment, torn hair, and mountains of comfort food. For me, a particular joy comes from creating scenes involving the intellectual giant, expert dancer, and balm to … [Read more...] about Punishing Mr Collins?
One of life's little jokes is I grew up in or near Jane Austen country, but left the area long before discovering her writing. The pandemic largely kept me away from returning to England and family, but we managed a trip over Easter and made the … [Read more...] about Back to Bath
As the year draws to an end, time to say a big thanks to everyone for their interest in my writing this year. Port & Proposals recently passed its one-year book anniversary, so a special THANK YOU to all who have read, reviewed and/or talked … [Read more...] about Season’s greetings from Hunsford!
My recent writing sessions had me wandering through Rosings Park once more (after cleaning my shoes thoroughly). Charlotte Collins finds herself embroiled in the woes of the Hunsford villagers again in a new mystery. Or perhaps our heroine sees … [Read more...] about Charlotte Collins returns soon!
As further evidence that I still have much to learn, I only found out today through a kind and informative Twitter comment that none of the original manuscripts of Jane Austen's six novels survived. We have just two alternative Persuasion chapters … [Read more...] about Losing my ignorance