Reed Magazine Review

Pride and Prejudice and Kitties: A Cat-Lover’s Romp Through Jane Austen’s Classic, by Debbie Guyol ’68 (Skyhorse Publishing, now out in paper). Deborah teamed up with children’s author Pamela Jane and served as photographer for this rendition of a novel … Continue reading

Christmas at Pemberly

The Last Paragraph of Pride and Prejudice and Kitties It’s that time of year, so my coauthor, Debbie, and I would like to wish our readers a very happy holiday.  And to help us remember the good times of the … Continue reading

The Query that got us Our Book Contract

For those of you interested in queries that succeeded in getting book contracts, here is Deborah and my original query for Pride and Prejudice and Kitties: Query PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND KITTIES humor, pop culture   Finally, chick lit meets … Continue reading

Elizabeth Bennet, Barrister, Part 2

     By Deborah Guyol   Elizabeth displays her most impressive debating skills in her encounter with Lady Catherine de Bourgh, who has come to warn her against marriage to Darcy. Here at the start of the encounter we see … Continue reading

Elizabeth Bennet, Barrister, Part 1

By Deborah Guyol     Of course I’ve always wanted to be Elizabeth Bennet, from the moment I first encountered her on the page. But in my younger days, I confess, I was most taken by the fact that Fitzwilliam Darcy, … Continue reading

The Fabulous Cat Museum of San Francisco

Thanks to the fabulous Cat Museum of San Francisco for this image of Edward Gorey with his cats. It makes us think of Mr. Bennet in his library, escaping household craziness. Or is this Mr. Bennet, losing himself in a … Continue reading

A Writer’s Inner Cosmos or Don’t Underestimate Yourself!

Note: This post was originally published in a slightly altered form at womensmemoirs.com. My late kitty, Mittens, didn’t have much personality.  As my friend and co-author, Debbie, once observed, “he’s one notch above a stuffed animal.”  I argued for two … Continue reading

Wickham or the Nameless Narrator of The Aspern Papers?

I brought this hat back from Venice when we were living in Florence a few years ago.  I know – it’s more of a Henry James than a Jane Austen thing.  Mittens has that world-weary look of the perpetual traveler. … Continue reading

Jane in the morning and Jane at Night!

I fell asleep listening to Emma the other night on my iPod, and woke up listening to Hitler.  Struggled to wake myself up and out of the nightmare but didn’t quite succeed.  I realized in the morning that Emma had … Continue reading