The ‘Reviews’ page has been updated should you care to peruse what has been written about my first novel. Included are comments from those who did not appreciate an excess of the ‘lowest form of humour‘. Although the back of the book clearly states “This ‘PUN-filled‘ tale will certainly not be a PUN-ishment to read”, a few detractors certainly did consider the story a maltreatment. Perhaps a more appropriate title would have been Pride and Prejudice and Puns rather than Mr. Darcy Takes the Plunge.
I’m currently doing research for new stories (some JA inspired and one not) as well as tweaking several old ones. Oh, and I did manage to write another short story. If you haven’t read A Little Whimsical in His Civilities, please visit either The Writer’s Block or the Derbyshire Writers’ Guild. The puns in that tale may be few and far between, but they’ve been replaced by Elizabethan/Shakespearean-era insults. I’d love to get your feedback on the story. You can leave a comment at the site, here, or simply email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you’re interested in reading my blogs at Austen Authors, following are links to a number of posts I’ve written since that site began.
Muses, Museums, and Day Trippers - July 2011
Rules are meant to be broken. - June 2011
At Mr. Darcy’s Expense - May 2011
A Fool’s Errand - April 2011
When Life Gives You Lemons - March 2011
Bosky, Bounder, Bit o’ Muslin, and Bombazine – February 2011
An Un-heated Topic – January 2011
Mummers, and Jannies, and Mimes, oh my! – December 2010
Words and Whirls in the Regency World – November 2010
Scroll down to second blog post on the page to find J. Marie Croft celebrates Mr. Darcy Takes the Plunge – November 2011
Tragedy & Comedy – October 2010
Scroll down to about the middle of the page to find J. Marie Croft – September 2010