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.

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  […]

In keeping with my post-Oscars tradition, I thought I’d do a quick post to wrap up last night’s festivities, and share some pictures from our annual spread of food puns. It was s different gathering than usual, since my long-time Oscar buddy Rob and his beautiful wife Tiffany were busy having their first evening home  […]

It’s Oscar Week! I am super excited. We managed to stream both Lady Bird and Get Out over the weekend. Both are wonderful in their own ways, with brilliant acting and directing. But I have to say that Get Out will be giving me chills for weeks. The alternate ending is worth watching, too, if  […]

There’s a spot on the couch with my name on it right now, y’all. The Olympics are here, AND the Oscars are coming! It’s funny, I’m not exactly a film nerd, and never have been. I know this, in part, because I dated a film nerd in college, and there’s no one who can help  […]

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah, which means months of planning, consideration and personal/religious reflection will culminate with my children saying, together, their sweet little voices unified in song: “Is this all you got me?” May this be a season of love and light (and reading) for us all! book menorah is complete! we  […]

Or, Why the Neighbors are Questioning My Mental Health When we bought our current home four years ago, I loved so much about it: the roomy floor plan, open spaces… The “happy medium” hardwood floors (meaning: in good enough shape that we didn’t have to fix them upon moving in, but scratched and worn enough that  […]

5 Things Making my Summer Manageable School has been out for almost a week here in Georgia. I know my friends in the Northeast are thinking, “What? Already?” But we go back in early August, or in some cases late July (!?!?!), so we’re out before Memorial Day. I’m sure there’s a reason. Anyhoo, now  […]