As a writer, peace and quiet, solitude, and time to be introspective is essential to me for the creative process. So, imagine my joy when the entire world went into lockdown and I was sealed in my house for four months with both my teenage children and my still-working-full-time-husband and my deadline approaching... 😱. Never fear! … Continue reading Fallen is (still) coming soon!
This was originally posted at From Pemberley to Milton blog, but I'm sharing it here as well for fans of Speechless to enjoy. Speechless is a Pride and Prejudice variation set in the winter following Darcy's first visit to Meryton. After a terrible accident, he and Elizabeth are stranded together at a remote inn called … Continue reading Another Perspective on Proceedings
This blog post was originally written for and posted at Savvy Verse and Wit blog, but I'm sharing it here as well for fans of Speechless to enjoy. In Speechless, Darcy and Elizabeth are stranded together at an inn called The Dancing Bear, owned by the kindly Mr Timmins. The inn boasts a large stuffed bear … Continue reading Picture the Scene
The lovely Meredith over at Austenesque Reviews hosted the cover reveal for Speechless yesterday. Her readers are always super welcoming and the cover was well received. Now it's my turn to share it with my own lovely followers... Intrigued? Do let me know what you think, and don't forget to click on the link in … Continue reading Speechless is available to buy!
When I republished Mistaken under my own steam, I edited out some scenes to make way for a new epilogue. Here's one, from later in the story, that shows Elizabeth's stalwart attempt to befriend Anne de Bourgh. Enjoy! A happy sight greeted them upon reaching the lawn. Mr Montgomery and a small boy, whom Elizabeth … Continue reading Befriending Anne
I'm delighted to announce that in a few short months, my next novel will be here! Published by new Austenesque Publishers on the block, Quills and Quartos Publishing, Speechless is a variation of Pride and Prejudice that sees Darcy take brooding silence to a whole new level when injury robs him of his voice. Watch … Continue reading Coming in November 2019…
I started writing Mistaken waaaaaay back in 2012. In the seven years since, I have rewritten it more times that I'd ever like to acknowledge, edited out enough words to constitute an entire second novel, published it twice, had two separate covers designed, and sold more copies than I ever expected was possible. Now, barring … Continue reading Mistaken is an Audiobook!
I'm delighted to announce that "Mistaken" is back and available to buy or borrow on Amazon as an ebook! Re-edited for 2019 release, this publication includes new and extended scenes and an all-new epilogue. Happy reading, "Mistaken" fans!
This post was originally posted at Austenesque Reviews, but I'm sharing here for my readers to enjoy as well. Rational Creatures is a new anthology from the Quill Ink Collective that celebrates Austen’s female characters and explores the ways in which they challenged the social mores of their time. One of Austen’s greatest achievements was creating characters … Continue reading Letters from the Drawing Board
But I hate to hear you talking so, like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days. —Persuasion Jane Austen: True romantic or rational creature? Her novels transport us back to the Regency, a time … Continue reading Rational Creatures Blurb