Category Archives: Industry News/Publishing

Pride 47 – Prejudice 5

Pride and Prejudice was originally entitled First Impressions, which is a much better title when one considers how Jane Austen bombards her readers with the theme of “impressions”: first, flawed, and founded. However, that is material for a future post. … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from and the History Behind “The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy”

Exquisite Excerpt from “The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy”  To give you a look at The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy, I thought I might provide you a taste of the story line with two short excerpts and a bit about the historical setting. The … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion”

Exquisite Excerpt – Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion: Austen’s Classic Retold Through His Eyes This excerpt comes from one of my earliest titles: Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion. It is told from the Wentworth’s point of view and uses flashbacks to set the story. In … Continue reading

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AARRGGHH!! The Need for Historical Accuracy…

Research . . . AARGH!!!! One of the best parts of being a writer is learning new things. However, one of the worst parts of being a writer is researching those new things. As I am sure everyone on this … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “Second Chances: The Courtship Wars”

WSP Imprint – Second Chances: The Courtship Wars ~ Excerpt One morning in 2008, I was watching theToday Show, and Dr. Laura Berman shared a study involving pheromones and the connection to Nerve 0 and the human sex drive.http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/23781652/ns/today-relationships/t/scientists-discover-secret-sex-nerve/#.UIwz8I7FXoA The short piece … Continue reading

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My Writing Space

My Writing Space – My World Others have shared spacious areas in which they choose to work. I, on the other hand, prefer to have everything within my reach. Purposely, I separate where I write my novels from where I … Continue reading

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Mars vs. Venus – Which Point of View is Best?

When I write a Pride and Prejudice sequel/adaptation, I do so from Darcy’s point of view, rather than from Elizabeth’s. When I speak of Austen’s Persuasion, I speak of Wentworth’s thoughts. When I am writing of the Realm, I do … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy”

THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MR. DARCY My last release from Ulysses Press is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-a-Million, as well as eBook formats. THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MR. DARCY is a cozy mystery set in Dorset, and … Continue reading

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Editing 101

EDITING 101 Early on in my career, I learned a painfully difficult lesson: an editor will NOT catch all my errors. Having been trained in journalism, I was accustomed to the concept of editors cutting out the “deadwood” in a … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “His: Two Regency Novellas”

Celebrating Re-Release of “His: Two Regency Novellas” with an Excerpt    My Regency romance, His: Two Regency Novellas is available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. The book contains two novellas (each between 60,000 – 65,000 words). The first is “His … Continue reading

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