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Interview with Author Carole Penfield

by Sherry Moore Today I’m interviewing my friend and fellow Janeite, Carole Penfield, who has just released Lucina’s Destiny, her second novel in the historical fiction series “Secrets of the Austen Midwives.”   We at JASNA PHX are thrilled to share in the excitement...

Reticule Workshop

  A group of hardy sempstresses gathered at the Tempe Library to learn and/or practice the art of sewing as they created their own reticules. thank you, Gloria Zanella, for facilitating and sharing your needlework gifts. Here's one of the lovely creations....

Regency Costume Etiquette

  Regency Costume Etiquette by Ian Watson   My first time at a Regency Ball My costume I wore proudly But the MC stopped me at the door And disparaged me (quite loudly) “Boots are not allowed” he said, “For...

An Outing in the Rose Garden

  On Saturday, April 21, 2018, members and friends gathered at Mesa Community College for a tour of their Rose Garden. We enjoyed a docent-guided tour and a catered luncheon tea.   [gallery size="full"...

Simply Austen

  Peg and Joe Hesley welcomed 35 members and friends to their home to hear Dr. Joan Ray speak about her newest book, Simply Austen. Dr. Ray is always a delightfully entertaining speaker, and quite an engaging writer.   [gallery size="full"...

Jane Austen Mystery Dinner

  A crime of great proportions rocked Moore Manor! A body was found in the water closet. Everyone there, 34 in all, were under suspicion, but all was finally revealed the evening of Saturday, December 16, 2017. Guests traveled back in time to Regency England, 1814, a...