New Book! “Coloring with Jane”



My latest project has been a little out of my norm, and I hope y’all appreciate it. I love to color, as do so many like me, so I thought it was time I try my hand at putting together a coloring book. I know people think I am uber-creative and can do anything, but there was one flaw in my plan – I do not draw. Not even a little bit. I had to transfer out of art class when I was in high school because I couldn’t even draw a stick man straight. So I went to my plethora of collected artwork from 18th and 19th Century and made them into coloring page images. Some were easy, others were more difficult, and some did not work at all, no matter how much I wanted them to. The final pieces chosen are from post cards, magazines, or advertising labels and banners. I have combined them with twenty-five of my favorite Jane Austen quotes, because, let’s face it, she has some of the best book quotes out there!


You can order the printed and bound book version of “Coloring with Jane: A Mind Lively and at Ease” through CreateSpace right now. It will be available at Amazon in a few days (whenever they decide to list it), and I will let you know when that is available.

Or, for those who want to invest a little more into the PDF version that can be printed from your own computer as many times as you desire, I have set up my own Etsy shop!

Just click the buttons below to take you to the pages where you can buy this coloring book! I hope you will enjoy hours of fun with this new project! If it is well received I may have to do a second edition, as we all know there are plenty more Jane Austen quotes out there to use!


Links to Purchase:



Ah! There is nothing like…

“Ah! there is nothing like…”

Any true Jane Austen fan can easily finish that line with:

“…staying at home, for real comfort.”

The line comes from Jane Austen’s novel, Emma.


While you are at home, enjoying your tea and scones, what better way is there to pass the time than with coloring? This relaxing and calming pastime is making a big comeback these days, especially among adults. It is, of course, no better time than now for me to announce that April 15th I will be releasing my first Jane Austen inspired coloring book titled, Coloring with Jane: A Mind Lively and at Ease.


I would give you a sneak peek at the cover, but I have not finished it yet. So instead, I will give you:

***a printable sample page – and a chance to win a free coloring book!***

1.) Just click HERE to download and print out this page with Jane Austen’s inspiring quote.

2.) Color it and take a picture of your creation.

3.) Post that picture to your Facebook or Twitter.

4.) Don’t forget to tag me so I see it and add your name. (I will always acknowledge when I see it.)

You will then be entered to win a free copy of Coloring with Jane: A Mind Lively and at Ease.