Three cheers for my friend Chautona Havig of Just The Write Escape, who is hosting a Darcy giveaway this week. Out of the blue, Chautona comes up with this idea -- and presto, she launches it. Like, she and I were on Facebook Messenger, chatting. Unknown to me, Chautona is clicking away on her keyboard. … Continue reading A good friend, a good read, and an Instant Giveaway
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!
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…”
Surprises? Along the way there have been a few. Like the cover of my third book printing out as gray, not the blue you see displayed on the sidebar image. "Oh well," said the designer. "Oh well," said the publisher. A friend made up a song: "Sell...gray books in cyber space," he sang. "And put on … Continue reading Day 17: Shaking my head, smiling