Monthly Archives: October 2010

Borders eBook Reader

My latest book, The Phantom of Pemberley, is part of the promotion for Borders new eBook Reader, KoBo.

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Jane Austen and Zombies

Why are Zombies being mixed with my Jane Austen? Most people seem to agree that zombies and other monsters are an open testament to a troubled time. Zombies found their peak in George Romero movies, and they reflect whatever we … Continue reading

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Jane Austen and Vampires

What is a Mashup? When I first became aware of the term “mashup,” I automatically thought of the music industry with its remixes and creative imaginings of oldies and the classics. By definition, a “mashup” is creating a new entity … Continue reading

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Austen a Poor Grammarian

One of my former students who attends UNC-Chapel Hill sent me a notice on my Facebook page. It was an article about Jane Austen and her grammatical errors. Now, as I often jokingly called myself The Grammar Goddess in the … Continue reading

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A New Sherlock Holmes

I am very psyched because tomorrow evening one of my favorite British actors (Benedict Cumberbatch) will portray one of my favorite literary characters (Sherlock Holmes) in Masterpiece Mystery on PBS. Although his name may not be familiar, I am sure … Continue reading

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Movie Discussion of Pride and Prejudice 1995

In reading Jane Austen, one can easily imagine the Austen children acting out a play created by the boisterous Jane. Her novels have all the elements of drama: a small cast, limited settings, and no special effects. In this manner, … Continue reading

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An Internet Reputation

As an author, I accept the fact that not everyone will enjoy my books. I feel the same way about other writers. But what some of us are finding are people who purposely set out to destroy another author’s standing. … Continue reading

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