PPZ: A Modern Regency Romance

I’ve never bothered to look up the inspiration behind Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, since I prefer to believe the author walked out of the Keira Knightley flick with his significant other and said, “You know what would make that story better? ZOMBIES!” I admit, the first time I saw a “monster mash-up” book, I... Continue Reading →

Careful Who You Heed [Emma]

My first introduction to Jane Austen was through Emma (1996). As a teenage Anglophile, I was always on the hunt for clean new costume dramas (still am) and managed to convince my mother to let us rent it on pay-per-view. I fell in love with the costumes, actors, storyline, witticisms, and lessons, and for five... Continue Reading →

Austen Week

My friend and fellow author/writer/blogger Rachel is hosting an Austen Week (Feb. 11-18th) on her blog. I encourage all my readers to follow along! I'll be participating with an article on Emma (1996), my favorite Austen film / adaptation. I can't wait to read what everyone comes up with! =)

Short Story: Wiggins’ Christmas

Mom kept pestering me to write a Sherlock Holmes short story about the Baker Street Irregulars. I gifted this to her for Christmas this year. Snow pummels the high street, dampening the back of my tattered trousers, the hole in my left boot sticking to wet cobblestones. I slip on uneven ground, catch myself, and... Continue Reading →

Victorian Monsters

Last Halloween, I cracked open a book of Victorian vampire stories. I found it interesting how similar the lore was for each story, even though the setting and cultural backdrop was individualistic to the nation that created it. The German vampires, for example, were more predatory-with-a-purpose than the English vampires, inclined to surround a single... Continue Reading →

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