Tag Archives: Jane Austen

A Visit with the Austen Authors

A few years ago, a group of writers with a strong admiration for the work of Jane Austen (one might go so far as to say “obsession,” at least in some of our cases, LOL) formed a blog devoted to sharing information … Continue reading

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A Writing Plunge Into a New Genre (+ a Giveaway!)

Update: Congrats to Kristine on winning the Julia Quinn book! Please email me (marilynbrant AT gmail DOT com) with your snail mail address and I’ll send it out to you! I’ve always enjoyed reading historical romances. (And, c’mon, who here … Continue reading

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My sister is visiting this week, and it’s always an event when she and I get together. For years, we’ve lived in totally different parts of the country (currently, I’m in FL, and she’s in Maine), and we only see … Continue reading

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Filling the World with ‘Silly’ Love Stories

To deliberately misquote Paul McCartney, You’d think that people would’ve had enough of silly love stories, but I look around me and I see it isn’t so… Hey, I’m one of those people who wants to fill the world with … Continue reading

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Why I Love Brit Stories

I’ll confess it: my husband and I pay a premium to upgrade our cable television package.  It’s not the sports channels or even the music channels. Yeah, Turner Classic Movies tipped the scales, but what really made it a no-brainer … Continue reading

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Revisiting Old Friends

I can remember very clearly some of the defining books of my childhood. One was Watership Down, another was Candy Come Home. The Talking Parcel by Gerald Durrell and The Lone Pine Club series also stand out. And so does … Continue reading

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Fun things

I participated in a Read-a-thon on Saturday at Reading Romances that turned into a lot of fun. I was giving away two copies of Entangled, a Paranormal Anthology and two copies of Dead People. In my post, I talked about … Continue reading

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So, What Do You Write?

Writing is a demanding task, a combination of creativity and commitment, of clarity and purpose. It can be a lonely task, too.  Fortunately, the age of technology has made it easier than ever for authors to gather and share their … Continue reading

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Just for fun

Last Thursday, Sarah Parr guest blogged with us about playing the “what if?” game. Asking what if we brought zombies, or dead people, back to modern day life. I went on Twitter and asked “What dead person would you like … Continue reading

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Almost perfect

I turned on Turner Classic Movie channel last week, and Sean Penn was talking about African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. He called it an “almost perfect movie.” He said it had everything: adventure, romance, humor. And of … Continue reading

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