A big Thank You to Chautona for hosting A Very Austen Christmas today. It’s easy to enter her eBook giveaway. Visit Chautona.com and tell her your favorite Austen supporting character. Oh boy! This will be fun. And if you win, it’ll be an early Christmas present for you!
You bet it is, according to Mr. Darcy. And he should know, because of his body swap experience in Darcy By Any Other Name. (Thanks to yours truly …) This week we have a treat: Darcy is guest posting at Darcyholic Diversions. He is! And he’s giving away an e-book too. Curious about what Darcy… Continue reading Being Collins is worse than being the Frog Prince?
That Sir Walter Elliot, he certainly gets around. The man is timeless — Jane Austen’s top-lofty baronet whom generations of readers have loved to hate. This week, he who was “Born to be Seen” is sharing with Just Jane’s 1813’s “vulgarian readers” the proper reasons to attend church. My oh my. Methinks that man is “cruising for… Continue reading Marrying Well for Fun & Profit giveaway
Originally posted on Diary of an Eccentric:
In Marrying Well for Fun & Profit: Persuasion’s Sir Walter Elliot Advises the Upwardly Mobile Miss, Laura Hile channels Jane Austen’s high society expert. Today, I’m delighted to welcome the man himself to Diary of an Eccentric. Please give a warm welcome to Sir Walter Elliot: My Dear…
Trouble can help us to see things we would otherwise miss. Lovely or important things, I mean. Nobody needs to see that dust on the coffee table. Yesterday my husband carefully raised the ailing mini blind in our bedroom to take photos of the falling snow. At once two of the strings broke, and the thing… Continue reading The Things We Sometimes Miss
Rainy days and books go together, right? That’s what we’ve got going on here in the Pacific Northwest today. At long last, reading weather! This week we have two reviews and e-book giveaways to put on your radar. Oh boy! From Pemberley to Milton: Stop by and enjoy Rita Dodato’s review and a special GUEST POST… Continue reading Two chances to win an e-book this week!
Do you remember Jesus’ Parable of the Talents? One guy is given two talents to invest, another guy five, and a third guy, one. The first two get right to the business of trading, and each doubles his investment. Needless to say, their master is pleased. He says the same thing to each of the first… Continue reading “I will put you in charge of more…”
Over at Jane Started It!, I am giving away one Darcy By Any Other Name eBook to two (2) lucky winners. To enter, simply post a comment by midnight, June 13, 2016. What are you waiting for? Follow this link and get “in it to win it.” Because you know you want this book…
I’ve released a new book, and the process kind of reminds me of surfing. Okay, body surfing. I was never brave enough–or coordinated enough!–to try it with a board. Tanning on the beach? Forget that. Why lie in the sun when you can spend the afternoon catching waves? Many summer days at Santa Monica and… Continue reading A book’s success is like surfing
This is my Ben, and when he sees this photo he’ll be rolling his eyes. And saying, “M-o-m,” as only a grown son can. This selfie was taken with his first digital camera. At age eleven, boys don’t care what they look like. That stupefied pose is deliberate. Thing is, his expression mirrors how I’ve felt… Continue reading “When what to my wondering eyes did appear…”