Category Archives: Austen

In the wake of the release of Austenland (a movie based on the book by Shannon Hale), the Barnes & Noble blog covered their favorite Jane Austen updates, including one by yours truly. Four years ago, Elliott North rejected the … Continue reading

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So I managed 2,000 words of a blog post yesterday and then only about 800 of actual new words in my WIP, which is disappointing, but on the flipside I got to have lunch with a friend and then an … Continue reading

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Apparently, the hot new thing is to review books online complete with a bunch of wiggling, dancing, mugging gifs from our favorite movies and TV shows. I’ve seen a few of these reviews in the past (both positive and negative) … Continue reading

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Random Musings of a Bibliophile: I have a weakness for retellings of Austen novels. Why I am not sure, since most of them make me break out in hives and want to stab things. For Darkness Shows the Stars by … Continue reading

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I just learned that the For Darkness Shows the Stars paperback is already available for pre-order at a few online retailers (like Amazon) and that is because… (drumroll, please): The release date has been moved up to July, 2013! Even … Continue reading

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Today on Genreality I talk a little about why I’m not talking about my 2013 book. Also, I’m a guest agony aunt for Book Rat’s Austen in August “Dear Janeite” series, in which I discuss love between third cousins (and … Continue reading

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Sorry I’ve been such a terrible blogger of late. I’ve had my head down deep in revision land for my secret project, which I’m finally starting to believe will really, REALLY happen, so hopefully I’ll be telling you all about … Continue reading

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Rampant Reads: “One of Diana’s major strengths as a writer is her characters, especially her women and girls, and this book is full of beautifully rendered people. Elliot is strong and determined, knowing she made the choice she had to … Continue reading

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Leila Roy (Bookshelves of Doom) for Kirkus: I enjoyed it so wholeheartedly and so unreservedly that I told my husband that reading it was like “being stabbed over and over again…but in a good way”—a compliment reserved for my favorite … Continue reading

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Today you can find me online: Doing a lengthy (and a little bit spoilery) guest blog at A Midsummer Night’s Read. Check it out. I talk about star caverns, endogenous retroviruses, and kissing (and why there’s not more of it … Continue reading

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