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?
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!
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
Thought you might enjoy the rough map of Hunsford I used when writing The Darcy Ring and The Lovesick Maid. (Not to scale!) You can see the parsonage bottom right, cunningly placed to allow our upstanding rector, Mr Collins, to monitor the Rosings … [Read more...] about A Map of Hunsford
Charlotte's back! The Darcys have arrived at Rosings and all is well. Or not well, as it turns out. Time for Charlotte to leave the parsonage and deal with the trials and tribulations of Hunsford once more. In The Darcy Ring (available now at … [Read more...] about Introducing “The Darcy Ring”
Summer is peak writing time for me, sitting outside armed with nothing more than a notebook, a pen, and an imagination. Unfortunately, some fool scheduled the World Cup for June and July, so a battle of wills is likely. Despite the attractions of … [Read more...] about Charlotte Collins versus the World Cup