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Margaret Dashwood’s father died soon after completing his life’s work, an atlas he painstakingly enchanted for his youngest daughter. Margaret discovers her father’s gift and embarks on an adventure that takes her far from England. Soon she and her new friend, Mrs. Bristlethwaite, a prominent member of the Devonshire Coven, learn that magical objects have begun disappearing from sites around the world. Seeking to prevent further thefts, Margaret and the Coven face unexpected dangers and a surprisingly devious enemy.

Set in Jane Austen’s England several years after the events of Sense and Sensibility, Margaret Dashwood and the Enchanted Atlas is the second book of the Regency Magic Series, whimsical tales of magic and manners published by Luminous Creatures Press.

The last Bennet daughter remaining at Longbourn, Mary leads a quiet life in Hertfordshire, where gossip about the intriguing new vicar provides the only entertainment. Having developed a taste for novels, Mary lives vicarious adventures through their heroines. But when a mysterious book arrives addressed to her, she embarks on a magical and thrilling adventure of her own. In London she meets Mr. Hartbustle, a charming old bookseller, who invites her to a meeting of the famed Bloomsbury Coven. There she learns about their dreadful enemy, known only as the Glastonbury Sorcerer, who has stolen a very powerful book of spells. Before long Mary finds herself at the center of a deadly war between light and dark forces.

Set in Jane Austen’s England a year after the events of Pride and Prejudice, Mary Bennet and the Bloomsbury Coven is the first book of the Regency Magic Series, whimsical tales of magic and manners published by Luminous Creatures Press.

With Emily June Street

In this collection of stories, animals guide and inspire humans struggling to balance their obligations to tradition with their desires for freedom. To protect her community from oppressive conquerors, a young mother risks everything. Unexpected love arrives for a shy girl trapped in a bleak life. A woman flees from a terrifying duty. Questions of faith send a rootless orphan on a new path. The fates of a father and daughter depend upon a dangerous secret. A bullied boy runs from a life filled with humiliation and pain. The Painted Dog and Other Stories transports the reader into two richly detailed fantasy worlds where cultures clash as lives are transformed.

With Emily June Street

Monsters mythical and mundane prowl the pages of Ungodly Hungers. In these short stories love kills and obsession destroys. Artistry is subverted by hatred, friendship marred by envy. A mother’s love is twisted by her insatiable need for attention. A vengeful goddess curses a girl to centuries of loss. Dark women succumb to even darker hungers.

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  1. Linda Deitchman

    My Dear Beth,
    I read your blog this morning in anticipation of your trip tomorrow. You are really a very diverse personality! I often wonder what combination of genes from your father and me created you. I must admit your achievements are mind-boggling! I hope you post comments and photos of your vacation.
    I am very proud of you and the way you live your life. I think you have your priorities in great order as evidenced by your comments.

    I love you,
    Mom

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