Austen Authors January 7, 2019: Snow in Hertfordshire and a Giveaway

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

Austen Authors November 12, 2018: When your marriage dates don’t work out …

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 …

Writer’s Journal: Book Hangovers

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

Austen Authors July 23, 2018: Another year, another race, another reader

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

Austen Authors January 8, 2018: Comparing Regency England and the American Old West

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

Austen Authors August 21, 2017: Gravestones in the Regency Era

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