Speaking of nothings…

“Where shall I begin? Which of all my important nothings shall I tell you first?” (J.A. June 15, 1808)

That I reside in the Victorian village of Monrovia, California; a mere two miles from my place of employment. A local hospital where I spend most daylight hours in the operating room as a scrub nurse.

That I am a native Californian, having been born in Glendale, and spent most of my life here with a relatively short span of years in Reno, Nevada where I attended school. Returning after graduation I have remained in sunny SoCal.

That I was widowed some time ago. That I have very domestic hobbies like sewing, cooking, baking, candy making and cake decorating. Oh, yes I write, too. Mike, my late husband and teacher, taught me that writing has to be treated like a job so every day no matter how tired I am I edit, research one or more projects and write.

That I have finished the sequel to The Man Who Loves Jane Austen with Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen; have started a story of reincarnation that takes place in Pasadena, CA and am making notes for a ghost story set in San Francisco. Three stories running around in my head and often colliding but I untangle the debris and continue on.

There you have a few of my nothings.

Austenticity.com, the website from The Man Who Loves Jane Austen where Eliza first discovers that Fitzwilliam Darcy is real (even if she doesn’t believe it at first) is now also real. I’ve owned the domain since we wrote the book and have now created ‘the everything Austen’ site. Come, visit and spend a bit of time with the inimitable and beloved author.

   

3 thoughts on “Speaking of nothings…

  1. Michelle says:

    Hi, I found this while doing research on the regency period. I’m a writer and currently reading “Emma,” I’ve been considering doing a supernatural romance version and/or a sequel to the original. Thinking of also doing both and including “Emma” in hopes that people who read what I write will also read Jane Austen’s. Not sure what I’m going to write yet. I really like more old-fashioned things and sometimes feel I was born in the wrong century. I also noticed your name and it got my curiosity since my paternal grandmother’s grandmother was married to a Smith and then an O’Rourke, I thought it interesting.

  2. Arlene says:

    Hi Sally – I just finished The Man Who Loved Jane Austen and wanted to thank you for sharing your story and gift of writing. My husband found this book for me and I opened it up, read the first couple pages and was hooked. Wonderful story and I can’t wait to read the sequel. Take care and thanks again for your gift.

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