Our Jane Austen Pet Peeves: Austenesque Extravaganza

Thrilled to be part of this month’s Austenesque Extravaganza, put together by bloggers Meredith Esparza and Jakki Leatherberry.  For my part in this month-long celebration of everything Austen, I got to meet Austen authors Alyssa Goodnight and Karalynne Mackrory and chat via Skype about (gasp!) Our Jane Austen Pet Peeves.  (Sacrilege!)  Hope you enjoy! Alyssa…

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Handsome…

Just posted this over at AustenQuotes, but wanted to share here, too.  For all the Matthew Macfadyen fans out there. To be fair, this is not a saying Jane Austen came up with, but one that was in use already, and one she used jokingly in a letter to her sister about their neighbor, James…

Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing

Monday, July 9 – Capital Christian Writers – Fairfax, VA – 7-9 PM – “The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing” Have you been thinking about publishing?  Wondering whether — and how — to self-publish?  What are the advantages of traditional publishing?  Come out for a presentation and discussion.  I’ll be speaking and…

Auntie Lulu

I love being an aunt. Because I still need to rest a good bit, I’m continually making choices about how to spend my time — and many things just don’t happen.  So bike ride or walk the dog?  (The dog usually wins.)  Grocery store or work?  (Usually grocery store.)  Clean the kitchen or blog?  (Usually…

The state of things

I’m feeling overwhelmed today. I dream of something like this (from Ekster Antiques): My dining room looks like this: I’ve been wanting to recover those chairs for, umm… 10 years.  (If you can see them beyond the mess.) That about sums up how I’m feeling today. Anybody relate?