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Do You Remember the First Time You Read a Charles Schultz Cartoon?

For nearly 50 years, Americans opened their daily newspaper to read the latest adventure of Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, etc., in the “Peanuts” cartoon. On February 13, 2000, Charles Schultz, the series creator passed away peacefully during his sleep … Continue reading

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Happy July Birthdays to Some of Our Favorite “Austen” Actors

These fabulous actors brought us hours of pleasure with their performances…         July 6 – Geraldine James, who was the voice of Jane Austen in 2007’s Northanger Abbey July 8 – Diane Clare (8 July 1938 to … Continue reading

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Winners of an Autographed Copy of “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery”

Congratulations to TaNeshia Jones and Fran Rossbach, who will receive an autographed copy of my latest released, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery. More winners to come over the next couple of weeks. 

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The Mysterious Death of Lord Darnley

What do we know of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley? He was the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. Darnley was tall enough to entice Mary, who was reportedly near six foot tall. He was a Catholic, but knew Anglicanism … Continue reading

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The Anglo-Saxon World: King Alfred, William of Normandy, and the Doomsday Book

King Alfred is considered by many to be the wisest and greatest king.  As King of the West Saxons, Alfred (849 – 901) unified his people and constructed a victory against the Danes in 878 at Ethandum. Alfred led his … Continue reading

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The Character of John Willoughby in Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”

John Willoughby is one of Dashwood family’s country neighbors in Devon in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, but what do we know of the character. He and Sir John Middleton are like bookends in the country society.  Willoughby literally sweeps … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Release of “His American Heartsong” with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Dear Readers, At your request, I created Lawrence Lowery’s story. In my Realm series, you first met Sir Carter’s older brother Lawrence in A Touch of Velvet when the future baron came to Linton Park at the request of Viscount … Continue reading

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