Tag: Persuasion

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...

Kellynch and Jane

Is there anyone in the Western English speaking world who has not heard of Jane Austen? I hope not, since Miss Austen is one of the most beloved writers of the English language. She is primarily remembered for writing six books: Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813),...