Category: Community

  • 5 Amazing News Stories in 2023 – A Day of Thanks and Acknowledgment

    5 Amazing News Stories in 2023 – A Day of Thanks and Acknowledgment

    Medical breakthroughs, endangered repopulations…and more. My fellow Jane Austen-loving authors have recently given you a pleasing plethora of Regency desserts and holiday reflections, so I am taking a brief trip to the present! There is much to be concerned about in the world, but there are also many people working to make it better every…

  • A Gathering of Friends

    A Gathering of Friends

    At the beginning of this month I had the joy of attending the JAFF Reader Writer Get Together in Washington, D.C. What fun! I reconnected with old friends, made new ones, heard lots of new stories in progress, and learned a TON! I thought you might enjoy hearing about it too. If you’ve never been…

  • Piracy and Independent Authors

    Piracy and Independent Authors

    A lot of people have been talking recently about the Amazon crackdown on the exclusivity and priority pricing clauses in their online publishing contracts. If you’ve missed this or don’t understand what the big deal is, I wanted to talk about this as both someone who independently publishes my books and a practicing contracts attorney.…

  • When History Comes Alive

    When History Comes Alive

    What does an author of historical fiction do when she goes on vacation to the largest living history exhibit in the U.S.? She learns even more history that she can apply to her writing, of course! Last week, in honor of Independence Day, my family and I traveled to Williamsburg, Virginia, to experience the living…

  • What JAFF Community Means to Me

    What JAFF Community Means to Me

    I’m going to say something VERY controversial, which, for those of you who have been following me for any amount of time, will probably not come as a surprise. I just can’t seem to do anything the conventional way. But that’s okay. It’s one of the things I love most about the JAFF community. Most…

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