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
Everything from early-morning thoughts to late-night questions, with a small break for afternoon tea and cake.
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
When you write in a world built by another, you face various challenges. For example, you can never hope to match the genius of the original. Although...one reader insists my writing is better than in Pride and Prejudice. I take the opinion with a … [Read more...] about The Mignonette challenge 1811/2021
Life often throws out fun coincidences. Only last year, I realised I was born on the 150th anniversary of the publication of Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. Another bit of Austen serendipity struck recently while researching for my next Charlotte … [Read more...] about Polluting the shades of Rosings