Tag Archives: Vampire Darcy’s Desire

Characteristic of the Gothic in My Austen-Inspired Novels

First, those who read Gothic novels know that Horace Walpole started the phenomenon with his The Castle of Otranto way back in 1764. We define a Gothic novel based on the characteristics we find in Walpole’s work. With the March release of … Continue reading

Posted in gothic and paranormal, Industry News/Publishing, Jane Austen, legends and myths, Regency era, Ulysses Press, Victorian era, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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. What … Continue reading

Posted in gothic and paranormal, Industry News/Publishing, Jane Austen, Living in the Regency, real life tales, Regency era | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Intervention with Mr. Wickham

(Applause) Voice Over: Welcome to the Doctor Richard Belton Show. Please place your hands together for our resident psychologist, Doctor Richard. (Applause) Doctor Richard: Good Afternoon and Welcome. We have an interesting program planned for you today. Our guests have … Continue reading

Posted in Jane Austen, Regency era, Ulysses Press, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

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

Posted in Jane Austen, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Could Be in a 19th Century Vampire-Slaying Kit?

‘Vampire-slaying kit’ bought by Royal Armouries museum The box contains a prayer book and “vampire-slaying equipment” Related Stories Vampire-slaying kit sells for £7k Vampire-slaying kit up for sale A “vampire-slaying kit” has been bought by the Royal Armouries museum in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interview with Austen author, Regina Jeffers, and The Real World According to Sam

Part One (originally posted on The Real World According to Sam) Q: Tell us about your latest book. A: The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy is a cozy mystery, much in the vein of an Agatha Christie novel or the “Murder She … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Incorporating Fascinating Legends into Classic Story Lines

Incorporating Fascinating Legends in Classic Story Lines I have been writing Jane Austen-inspired novels since late 2007. One of the issues of reinventing Austen’s story lines to incorporate new materials or events that would prove true for the time period. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Interview with Austen Author, Regina Jeffers, from My Lady Web: Women’s History and Women Authors

This interview first appeared on My Lady Web: Women’s History and Women Authors http://www.myladyweb.blogspot.com/ What is it about Jane Austen-inspired literature that captured your fancy? I have been in love with Jane Austen’s stories for as long as I can remember. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Are Sequels to the Classics So Popular?

Why Are Sequels to the Classics So Popular? As the past is always being reinvented, it should not surprise anyone that there is publishing market niche for reimagining the classics, whether the remake is one from Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment