This time of year, I go offline for a few days to eat unhealthily, read books and wonder why my 2021 to-do list looks remarkably like the 2020 one. Just wanted to wish everyone the compliments of the season. Most of all, I hope you have a safe and … [Read more...] about Thank you and compliments of the season
Everything from early-morning thoughts to late-night questions, with a small break for afternoon tea and cake.
My valet (I wish) has packed my bags, ordered the carriage, and filled the hip flask. Enjoy an excerpt or three, an interview with Mr Bennet, and other delights as I take a small blog tour with Port and Proposals. Thank you to these wonderful … [Read more...] about Port & Proposals blog tour
Mr Bennet's side of the story has finally emerged from my imagination and appeared on the pages of Port and Proposals, now available for Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and bookcases (as a paperback). The book tells its own story, so you don't have to … [Read more...] about New book out: Port and Proposals
"Take some advice from your father, Lizzy, and never pull at old threads. They come apart." November 27th sees the release of Port and Proposals, my new novel featuring Mr Bennet. It seems life won't let our poor father-of-five remain in his … [Read more...] about Mr Bennet’s (almost) back
Over on Twitter, Austen expert, Paula Byrne, recently asked why Jane Austen serves so well as a comfort read in troubled times. Prof. Byrne's question produced many excellent answers, and I'd like to expand on my comment from that Twitter … [Read more...] about We’ll always have Darcy…
In any list of achievements for 2020, reading a book hardly seems worth mentioning. Especially if you're a voracious reader. As I was…right up until the day I started writing novels myself. Then, despairingly, I stopped reading (almost) … [Read more...] about I read a book (or the curious foibles of a writer)