Posts Categorized: Jane Austen Days-Jedi Knights

Author M.J. Pullen blogs with humor about her life as a writer and working mom raising two padawans with her own personal Mr. Darcy.

I love this idea of picking your Word for the Year. A talisman. A reminder. At the very least, a Facebook post. And I’ve been so inspired by my friends who are picking things like “courage” and “kindness” and “confidence.” Those things have been on my list lately, too, and I could easily have chosen  […]

…How can you not remember? Here’s a thing that happens to me: Last week I was talking to a book club (Hi, ladies! I love the fuzzy socks – thanks again!) and someone asked me how I pronounce the name “Carras” from Sugar Street. In my imagination it’s pronounced like “Care-Ehss” which I’ve seen spelled  […]

The following (below) is the text from a Facebook post I created last month after the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. It’s incredible to me that it has been less than a month since that shooting happened, and it isn’t even the most recent horrifying mass shooting to make national news  […]

Well, kiss my pumpkin spice latte, y’all… August absolutely flew by and September is hot on its heels! I’m having one of those months in which I feel swept along by the current of my life, and it’s all moving so fast that I am pretty much clinging to a branch for dear life and  […]

It’s been a while since I’ve written a Jazzercise blog, and I still get comments from Jazzerfriends about this one from a few years back. So, in honor of my upcoming Jazzercise book launch party for SUGAR STREET, I thought it was time for a new entry into my dancerobics chronicles. If you love Jazzercise  […]

That tingling feeling running down your arm at random times. It’s exciting! It’s tingly! (Hey, we take it where we can get it, right, ladies?) I keep waiting for J.K. Simmons to throw a drumstick at me. Nothing, actually. There’s nothing funny about whiplash. Sigh. It’s been a little over two months since the car  […]

Enter to win one of five (5) signed paperback ARCs of SUGAR STREET! As always, thank you for adding to your shelves and helping me spread the word about my latest novel. Sugar Street playful women’s fiction with fun domestic romance tucked neatly inside… And speaking of SUGAR STREET, I’m happy to say that you  […]

My Dear Vaneschewitz, I’m writing to thank you, with all my heart, for seven years of faithful service, and to say goodbye. You brought our youngest son home from the hospital. You endured the unglamorous rigors of carpool duty, from one-year-old preschool to third grade and then some. You helped me say goodbye to our  […]

Early April is gorgeous in Georgia, if you can see it through your watering eyes from all the pollen… Okay, I know some of you are still experiencing bitter cold, so I’ll try not to complain about the fact that I’m pretty sure the insides of my lungs look like the fuzzy fabric on the  […]