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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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Pride 47 – Prejudice 5

5/27/2011 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 … Continue reading

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