Author Archives: djacobson

To Epilogue or Not To Epilogue

“Life, my dear boy, is composed of a thousand mundane moments and may be equally dispersed between joy and trouble. Each, though, like a small pebble resting in a river’s current, contributes to the grand arc of existence, bending it … Continue reading

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Working With Austen’s Secondary Characters

I realize that some readers may find The Bennet Wardrobe series to be too far away from the centerline (ODC) of traditional JAFF stories. I do love “Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam” tales and plan to write many once The Bennet Wardrobe … Continue reading

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In Plain Sight Is In The World

As I am in the middle of the blog tour for In Plain Sight, I just wanted to drop a note to all my loyal followers. Engaging with all of you every day for the past week-plus has given me … Continue reading

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When Elizabeth? When Lizzy

This blog post originally appeared at AustenAuthors.net on April 22, 2020. I offer it here because it explores one of the most important aspects of my relationship with Meryton Press. The novel, my first “pure” ODC effort will be published … Continue reading

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My Fascination With the Utility of Secondary Characters

Many of you have noted my movement from the term JAFF (Jane Austen Fan Fiction) to Austenesque fiction. Much of that evolution rose from my search for my authentic voice as an author. I frequently felt that I was engaged … Continue reading

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Taking 3 weeks Off!

Another quick update… The Manuscript for “In Plain Sight” is finished and in editing! I love using bold type…especially for big news. IPS took five good months of writing (essentially being started after the blog tour for The Pilgrim: Lydia Bennet … Continue reading

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Sometimes a 5-Star Review

Honesty check: every author loves to get reviews…and the more stars the better. That said, there are some 5-Star reviews that lift you higher than any others. Just the other day, the wonderful Rita Deodato of “From Pemberley to Milton” … Continue reading

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Year-End Recognitions for “Bennet Wardrobe” Stories

Just a quickie here as I am still fighting a God-Awful cold. I am deep into my review of the #Audible files for the 7th Book in the Bennet Wardrobe series…The Pilgrim: Lydia Bennet and a Soldier’s Portion. Sophia Rose … Continue reading

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New Post up at Austen Authors

Just a quick note…my latest post at Austen Authors went live this AM. In this blogspot, I discuss how strenuous exercise helps me with my writing. Please visit.  Look forward to your thoughts. Spin and Problem Solving

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Land Forms or Formed by the Land

This post originally appeared on June 27, 2018 at AustenAuthors.net “…their lives were linked and interwoven in innumerable and often intimate ways and because this…land shaped all who lived along its rivers, by its swamps and on its islands and … Continue reading

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