My novel, Charlotte's Story, is forthcoming from TouchPoint Press. Here is a brief description:
In Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy engage in a famously tangled romance, but Elizabeth’s friend, Charlotte Lucas, also strives for happiness and a husband. Being neither pretty nor rich, Charlotte accepts the proposal of the loquacious William Collins, reckoning that his tedious conversation is a small price to pay for the prosperous home and family she hopes to gain. However, trouble brews within the first months of marriage, for they are not nearly as good a match as she hoped, and she is upset and angered by his presumptuous tendency to interfere with her friendships.
In this story, Charlotte gives her own account of how she tackles the tribulations of her relationships, including a daring solution to a potential calamity.
In 2001 I entered and won a writing contest for completing an unpublished story by Mark Twain. My winning entry can be read online here. A pdf version is available by clicking here.
My recent book, Things: In Touch with the Past, concerns the many ways that physical objects, whether publicly significant monuments or private keepsakes, can bring the past into the present. A personal rumination on some old things that fell into my hands some years ago can be read here.