Tag: Fan Fiction

Road Trip – Sort Of

In the days before eBooks and blogs, when an author wrote a book, the first task was to garner attention and hopefully book sales. Authors were known to stake out shopping centers, book stores and anywhere else they thought they could slow down the pedestrians long enough to tell...

First Review

  My phone rang a couple of mornings ago. I was busy and didn’t focus on the screen. “Hello,” I said. “You made me cry.” “I what?” I’m focused now. “I did what?” “You made me cry.” “How? When?” I was confused and flustered, “Who is this?” A chuckle,...

Welcome To Kellynch

It is done.  I made the deadline. Think of me, as the head gatekeeper and I have swung open the gate, doff my hat, and bid you to enter. “Welcome to Kellynch,” I proclaim. Kellynch is the name of an imaginary estate used by Jane Austen in her last...

“I am what I am,” Popeye

In Hamlet, Shakespeare tells us, “to thine own self be true.”  Today, we crudely say, “do your own thing.” As I get ready to release my seventh book, a sequel to Jane Austen’s work, “Persuasion,” I have been pondering the advice of the Bard and have decided it’s time to...

Francis, Charles and Jane

In 1786, a twelve year old boy named Francis entered the Royal Navy Academy in Portsmouth, England.  He was called “Fly” by his family and his intellect and hard work soon impressed the staff of the Academy.  As many as 97% of the boys who entered the school were...