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Sunshine State Book Festival Coming This Weekend!

Coming up this weekend is the Sunshine State Book Festival. On Saturday, April 4th, I will be in space #42, with a lot of terrific authors. It promises to be a beautiful and fun weekend, so be sure to come by the Oaks Mall, check out all the authors with their books and say hello. You can visit the website https://sunshinestatebookfestival.com/2022AuPage/ssbf-authors.html for more information. I hope to see you there!

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Exciting Events Coming Up!

The Jane Austen Fest in Mt. Dora, Florida is coming up next month, on February 11-13, 2022. The action begins Friday, February 11, in the afternoon and goes on into Sunday afternoon. Speakers, workshops, a fashion show and, of course, tea! I have the honor of speaking on Saturday morning, February 12, at 9:00 am, and will be presenting “What’s Love Got To Do With It? Jane Austen and the Unmarried State.” There will be several speakers, including Elizabeth Paquette, who will be speaking at 3:00 pm on Saturday, on “Medicine in Jane’s Era: Doctors, Illnesses and ‘Cures'”. It promises to be a fun and informative weekend in a delightful town. For more information, visit the website here: https://janeaustenfest.com/events/schedule


The Sunshine State Book Festival in Gainesville has been rescheduled! The book festival is completely indoors and will be held rain or shine and will be held Saturday April 9, 2022, and Sunday, April 10, 2022.
Authors and their books will appear at the Oaks Mall on April 9, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. I will be there and hope to see you! On Sunday, April 10, 2022, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. four authors will deliver presentations at the Matheson History Museum. For more information, visit the website here: https://www.sunshinestatebookfestival.com/

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A Good Day

9/5/2021

The Orlando Reads Books Festival has come and gone. Useful information at the Industry Day Sessions, and the signing on Saturday was a success. Face masks and hand sanitizer were present, but nothing prevented readers from talking to authors and finding new reads. I really enjoyed it.

All set up and ready to go!

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An Amiable Wife

Today, on the English Historical Fiction Authors Blog:

As a female, I cannot help being interested in the lives of women of earlier times.  Finding information about some is easy, thanks to published letters and memoirs, newspaper archives, and (because of their own personal status or accomplishments or notoriety) even biographies.  With others, it is a challenge, and we may find ourselves finding that little data is available, and that as side details provided in the information related to a father, husband or other male relative.  One such lady is Anne Law, Lady Ellenborough.  The November/December issue of JANE AUSTEN’S WORLD magazine included a reference to her in “What Made The News in November & December 1812” that caught my attention. 

Anne Law, nee’ Towry, 1st Lady Ellenborough by John Linnell. Wikimedia Commons.  Photo by  Wmpearl, May 21, 2012. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_of_Anne_Law,_n%C3%A9e_Towry,_1st_Lady_Ellenborough._John_Linnell.jpg

To read more about Lady Ellenborough, go here: https://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2020/12/an-amiable-wife.html#comment-form/

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