30 Days of Wikipedia: January Wrap-up

I know, I was suppose to do this post over a week ago.  I was busy being sick and everything got thrown off.  My 30 days of editing Wikipedia are over.  It was far more difficult this year to do just 30 days than it was last year to do 100.  I think it wasRead more

Persuasion Read-a-long

Persuasion Read-a-Long: Week 1 Discussion

Hi!!!  Here we are at our first discussion for the Persuasion Read-a-Long!  I am very excited to do this because Persuasion is my favorite of Austen’s novels.  This week the discussion focuses on chapters 1-6. What is going on?  In relation to our love story, very little.  In relation to Sir Walter’s ego, plenty. SomethingRead more

Getting Ready For Modern Persuasion

Managing Your Disappointment and Pivoting

It’s been a long two weeks for me.  With the travel and getting sick, it would have been long enough.  On top of it, I have had to pivot in regards to Modern Persuasion’s publication.   Obviously, we were all expecting the cover reveal to be a few days ago, but with the publishing dateRead more

Persuasion Read-a-long

Persuasion Read-A-Long Starts today!

Happy February everyone!  I am a bit behind with the week because I came back from Atlanta with a wonderful cold.  It knocked me off my feet, but I am thrilled to be able to start the Persuasion Read-a-Long today. We have some people officially signed up and you can still sign up.  Don’t feelRead more

30 Days of Wikipedia: Week 4 Update

Better late than never on this.  My whole week feels reversed.  I am back from Atlanta, but I am exhausted.  So much happened at the conference.  So very little of it was related to Wikipedia. That’s not to say I haven’t been working on Wikipedia.  It’s just been minimal.  I have been far more focusedRead more

Getting Ready For Modern Persuasion

Modern Persuasion Update: Release Date Changes

I am finally back from Atlanta.  I have a lot to share, but that is going to have to wait a bit.  I didn’t post on Monday because the conference was so full of activity.  One thing that happened was that Royal James has opted to push back Modern Persuasion’s release date. There are goodRead more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Thing 1 & Thing 2

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Thing 1 & Thing 2

Thing 1 & Thing 2 are the nickname’s for Mary’s young sons.  I thought it would be fun to do a profile for these toddlers. Here are 5 things you won’t learn about Thing 1 & Thing 2 from the novel. As much as they love their aunts Louisa and Emma, it is Elizabeth whoRead more

30 Days of Wikipedia Week 3 Update

30 Days of Wikipedia: Happy 16th Birthday Wikipedia!

It has been a long, weird week and it’s only going to get more so.  After a stressful drive back from Syracuse.  What happened?  What was suppose to be a weekend in Syracuse with friends, two pending snow storms made me decide to leave early.  What was suppose to be a nice weekend, turned intoRead more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Walter

Months ago I wrote a character profile for Emma’s deceased mother.  I waited to share her father, Walter.  Here are five things you won’t know about Walter from reading Modern Persuasion. His favorite movie: Dial M For Murder.  In fact, Hitchcock is his favorite director. He is obsessed with art.  So much so that heRead more


Book Club of 1: Vacation-ish

With everything going on this month, I have made a decision to update the blog 2 times a week, instead of my normal 3 times.  This means, I am taking a vacation from Wednesdays.  There is just too much that I am doing and not enough time to focus on writing something here.  What isRead more