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A Rose By Any Other Name ~ The Naming of Characters in Novels

Recently, one of my friends noted I had used a familiar name or two from where I once lived in Ohio. She thought it quite clever of me, but I explained this was a common practice with authors. In fact, … Continue reading

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Pledging Profits from November Book Sales to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

In response to a challenge by my friends Abigail Reynolds and Sally Smith O’Rourke, I am donating half the profits from my November book sales from any of my Indie titles to Hurricane Sandy Relief. No matter the format (print … Continue reading

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The Naming of Characters – A Rose by Any Other Name

Recently, one of my friends noted that I had used a familiar name or two from where I once lived in Ohio. She thought it quite clever of me, but I explained this was a common practice with authors. In … Continue reading

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Interview with Austen author, Regina Jeffers, and The Real World According to Sam (Part 2)

Part Two (originally published on The World According to Sam) Q: Writing an entire novel continuing the adventures of Austen characters is rather indicative of your fondness for Miss Austen’s work. Can you tell us about your first experience with … Continue reading

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Whuppity Scoorie and Whoopy Do

by Regina Jeffers So what is Whuppity Scoorie? It is a unique celebration of spring taking place in Lanark (on the east bank of the River Clyde), Scotland. On March 1, youngsters take part in the ancient custom of “Whuppity Scoorie.” … Continue reading

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Stir-Up Sunday: Do You Know How to Celebrate with the Christmas Pudding?

Stir-up Sunday is an informal term in Anglican churches for the last Sunday before the season of Advent. The term comes from the opening words of the collect for the day in the Book of CommonPrayer of 1549 and later (a translation of … Continue reading

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