As a way of fighting boredom for you and kiddo during this time, I'm offering a few free books (I figured out how to make them available through links online!) Edited to add: the book titles are links. Go ahead and click them 🙂 In A Pickle - As if angry nuns and bullies weren't… Continue reading Free Books for the Bored Educator/Parent
I didn't know about Jane Austen. I mean, wasn't she some long-dead author of some novel-book-thingies? Yeah, they sounded too girly. I was a tomboy. So I read lots of good books, mostly genre (which is great!) But until around 2005, I did not know what I was missing. My friends the Allen family introduced… Continue reading A Short History of Lady Catherine Says
I'm feeling too lazy today to write a blog post, so you're getting a short story instead. Poor you. ___ It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. It is also acknowledged that an old man in want of… Continue reading Pride and Prune Juice
Next Monday, I hit publish for the print version of In a Pickle! It should then be for sale within seventy-two hours! There's also been a slight change in plans for the release of Lady Catherine Says... Surprise! Lady Catherine Says' release date has been moved up to the second week of December (I'll be… Continue reading Monday is Publishing Day!
Jane Austen was the master of characterization. She knew people inside and out, foibles, propensities to do good or ill, and emotions. One of those emotions she was familiar with and wrote about is fear. Fear? What did anyone have to fear? They didn't have terrorists. The characters lived comfortable, privileged lives, with servants to… Continue reading 3 Things Jane Austen Taught Me About Fear
This is the moment we all have been waiting for...well, I mean, the moment I've been waiting for. Behold, artist Jenny Allen's creation:
I have NEWS! I've finished draft one of my fantasy novel, TBA. This novel, when/if published a ways down the road, will be released under my pen name, S.M. Tinker. Yes, the initials stand for something. No, I'm not telling you. A little about the project: It's set in a quasi-Georgian England-esque land. Thought that… Continue reading I Finished Draft One!
Two weeks ago, I shared the book blurb for Lady Catherine Says: 365 Tweets of Condescension (available in print from Amazon and Createspace this December.) Now, for some more details! July of 2017 marked the 200-year anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Understandably, many Austenites are thinking about our dear Jane at this time. Finishing my… Continue reading Preparing to Launch a Jane Austen Parody