Monthly Archives: August 2010

“Me” Day

Yesterday, I had a “me” day. I got up early and walked my 5 mile loop (seeing lots of my former students going off to school … I smiled thinking of retirement). Then I came home to do a little … Continue reading

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Rewrites!

I hate rewrites, but they are a necessary evil for authors. I have spent the last two days combing over sentence after sentence, looking for errors. I feel like I am back in the classroom again. Grammar is usually not … Continue reading

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What about “folk cures”?

I spent a good portion of last evening researching herbal cures used in the early 1800s for two separate books. The first is my newest one entitled “The Scandal of Lady Eleanor” (aka “A Touch of Gold”) and the second … Continue reading

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Losing Weight

Cosmopolitan┬« recently posted their list of best songs to which to work out. As I am trying to lose some 20 pounds (what women isn’t?), then I thought I would check it out. This is what Cosmo suggested: “Circus” by … Continue reading

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Zombies

Have we not all at one time or another felt like a zombie? We work ourselves into a mindless blob of humanity. My last blog was on vampires, so I thought I would give equal to ┬ázombies. It is true … Continue reading

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Vampirism

I recently wrote a vampire version of Pride and Prejudice. As my book was set in Regency England (1800-1820), even the legend of Dracula could not serve as a basis because Bram Stoker’s classic came out in 1897. Therefore, it … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Legacy

This comes from the summer 2010 JASNA News: “The latest Jane Austen film adaptation, Pride and Prejudice: A Modern Day Tale of First Impressions, was filmed in May and June of this year and is currently in post-production editing. Scheduled … Continue reading

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