It’s the season of giving, and I love to give presents, as you all know. I got a wild idea to create a Christmas box (or a New Year box for my Eastern European friends out there) and fill it with books from southern authors. A few hours and emails later I had TEN books for the box. TEN!!!
I call this Southern Comfort, and it is chock full of signed paperbacks and fun gifts. Ornaments, paper dolls, tea towels, cooking mixes, puzzles, recipes… the list goes on.
I am REALLY excited about this box. I’d love to keep it for myself, but I won’t…
Click the link to enter the giveaway. It’s for Canada and US only. Sorry, international friends, but shipping over an ocean is expensive…
ENTER HERE: Rafflecopter
Giveaway is open through New Year’s Eve. Good luck!!! And please share!
Hello lovelies! If you recall, there is a Ukrainian tradition of treating others on one’s birthday. Since I am an honorary Ukrainian (thanks to my lovely husband), I follow this tradition.
Last year I gave away a few sets of my entire catalog in e-book. This year, I am giving away 6 SIGNED PAPERBACKS to 6 lucky winners. Just comment here or on Rita’s blog, From Pemberley to Milton.
Rita recently visited the U.S. (she lives in Portugal) with her husband and they stayed with me and my family for a few days. They were lovely houseguests and I thoroughly enjoyed teaching her how to make grilled cheese and talking late into the night about all things Austen.
She has a small obsession with paperbacks, especially if they’re signed, and she left with a haul! Her love of hard-copy books and my love of giving presents (seriously, it’s one of my favorite things to do) inspired this particular giveaway.
There is only one copy of each title up for grabs, so list the ones you want in order. For example:
1: Unwilling 2: On Equal Ground 3: Meryton Vignettes 4: The Houseguest 5:Green Card 6: The 26th of November
We will put all the names in a hat (figuratively) and choose six names. The first gets the book at the top of their list, the second gets the book closest to the top that is still available, and so on.
I’ll personally sign each book with your name and a little message and pop it into the mail. And yes, it is open INTERNATIONALLY. It just might take a while to get there if you are really far away…
Don’t forget to share and good luck!
Rita with her haul. She now has all 6 of my books, signed! She is pure adorable.
Back to regency this week!
Mistress of Longbourn is also in my short story collection. Happy reading!
Here’s the remainder of last week’s story. Sorry I’m late! And there is no part three. I combined them here to get it all done in one go. Have fun!
And remember: unedited + unseen + quickly written = low bar.
This week’s story has never, EVER been shared ANYWHERE! Not forums or books or blogs. I wrote it about 6 years ago (maybe more), and some of you will recognize the first incarnation of another of my main characters here.
It has three parts. It’s modern. One part per week. It’s unedited and hasn’t been seen by anyone except for an excerpt that my creative writing teacher saw a loooong time ago. Adjust your expectations accordingly.
Oh, and I live in Tennessee, so don’t send me hate mail over the jokes made about it. I’m just repeating the things I hear yankees say about us. 😉
This week’s regency story is a two-parter and a bit dark. Consider yourself warned. Please remember it is fiction, a product of my imagination, and in a different time and culture than we live in now, necessitating actions we might never contemplate today.
I will be posting part two next week. An early version was shared a few years ago on a couple of JAFF sites and this version is in my short story collection. As usual, I love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to comment.
At the top of the page, you’ll see a tab for Short Stories. I haven’t posted any recently, until today. I’ve just added ‘Life After Darcy’, in its entirety. (For the first time EVER!) It’s one of my favorites from the short story collection I released last November.
I am giving myself a summer challenge (I’m in the south, so summer starts in about 2 weeks 🙂 ), to post a short story each week until I don’t have any left. I have at least 9 sitting around on my hard drive, and a few more unfinished that I will try to polish up, complete, and post here for your delectation. Each time there is a new story, I’ll add a quick line here on the main blog page so that those of you that follow the blog will receive a notification that there is something new.
They range in length from 2,000 words to 12,000 and have wildly varied topics and time periods.
As always, feel free to comment and share (I LOVE comments!), but if you share it, please do it properly (meaning don’t take my name off it or change it in any way – though I’m sure you would never do such a thing.)
Here’s a quick link for today’s story.
“It is only a novel… or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey