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! =)

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 …