Please note: The giveaway mentioned in this post has ended! Many of you will remember that last year, I shared how difficult Christmas has been for me for many years. I wrote a Christmas book last year, and it was the first one I had done, though I had written a short story a couple … Continue reading Austen Authors January 7, 2019: Snow in Hertfordshire and a Giveaway
Before you read my old Austen Authors post, here's the list of folks who won a book last week. Marsha Bagosy Beatrice Marguerite Eva Edmonds Randi Chance Congratulations! 🙂 Please drop me a line with your email address. You can use the Contact form here on my website or PM me on Facebook, whichever is … Continue reading Austen Authors November 12, 2018: When your marriage dates don’t work out …
Welcome back to Austen Promises and the Writer's Journal! ~~~***~~~ Do you know what a “book hangover” is? I’m guessing you do, since you’re probably either a reader or a writer if you’re reading my journal. For those of you who maybe don’t know, a book hangover is that tired dragginess one gets from staying … Continue reading Writer’s Journal: Book Hangovers
I recently went on a vacation with my sister. We’ve never done anything like this before, and I wish we had. It was great to spend that time with her and do things together. We went to Kentucky, visiting the Ark Encounter on Friday and Kentucky Speedway on Saturday. The last time I was at … Continue reading Austen Authors July 23, 2018: Another year, another race, another reader
Last year, I wrote a post about dogs. I couldn’t have imagined then that a dog would play a central role in one of my books, but it has. In my current Work-In-Progress, called To Save Elizabeth, Lizzy has a therapy dog, a Great Dane named Brutus. Now, therapy dogs were not a “thing” in … Continue reading Austen Authors April 30, 2018: Therapy Dogs in Austen?
I am currently in the midst of editing my NaNo story, which is set in the American West in 1878. It won’t be ready to publish for another week or so, and I didn’t realize how close my posting date here was, so my excerpt and giveaway will have to wait until February. 🙂 However, … Continue reading Austen Authors January 8, 2018: Comparing Regency England and the American Old West
Welcome back to Austen Promises and the Writer's Journal! ~~~***~~~ I searched my previous Writer’s Journal posts to see if I had written about this topic, but could not find where I had, so I decided to write about it this week. I have, in the past, been what’s referred to as a pantser. I … Continue reading Writer’s Journal: Plotting vs. Pantsing
Welcome back to Austen Promises and the Writer's Journal! This is one of those posts that has links in it to items at Amazon. They are affiliate links. They cost nothing for you to click on them, but I might get a small payment from them. ~~~***~~~ I was speaking to my sister-in-law recently, and … Continue reading Writers Journal: Are you always working?
This past week, I hosted my sister for a few days, and a friend for a few days after that. While I was having sister-time, I drove us out to Sharon, Pennsylvania to a cemetery. We were looking for the graves of our maternal great-grandparents, who had been Italian immigrants in the early 1900’s. After … Continue reading Austen Authors August 21, 2017: Gravestones in the Regency Era
As I contemplated my post for this month, I was a bit perplexed about what my topic should be. I have no release, so a new book and a giveaway were out, and I had nothing come to mind that I was currently experiencing that I could easily relate to Jane Austen and her life. … Continue reading Austen Authors June 26, 2017: Furniture in the Regency