"Cassandra smiled & whispered to herself,
'This is a day well spent.' "
—Jane Austen,
The Beautifull [sic] Cassandra

Events are posted here as they are scheduled, so check back periodically to see whether I will be traveling to a city near you.

2017 Engagements

Warren County Historical Society"Sanditon: Jane Austen’s Final Work"
Lunch & Learn lecture series
Lebanon, Ohio

Wednesday, April 12, 2017; 11:30 am
Warren County History Center
105 S. Broadway, Lebanon , OH 45036
$25 non-members, $20 members. Paid registration is required in advance by Saturday, April 8. Reserve online, by phone at 513-932-1817, or by mailing a check to the above address.

Come enjoy a gourmet catered lunch and a presentation on Jane Austen's last novel. In her final months, Austen began work on a new manuscript (now known as Sanditon), but died before finishing it. In my talk, I’ll offer an intimate look at Austen’s final work: the manuscript’s descent through generations of owners, the experience of reading its handwritten pages, the characters Austen left in suspended animation—and the challenges I met in crafting a story with them. The event will also include a booksigning, with books available for purchase.