Maria Grace

Biography

Though Maria Grace has been writing fiction since she was ten years old, those early efforts happily reside in a file drawer and are unlikely to see the light of day again, for which many are grateful. After penning five file-drawer novels in high school, she took a break from writing to pursue college and earn her doctorate in Educational Psychology. After 16 years of university teaching, she returned to her first love, fiction writing.

She has one husband, two graduate degrees and two black belts, three sons, four undergraduate majors, five nieces, six more novels in draft form, waiting for editing, seven published novels, sewn eight Regency era costumes, shared her life with nine cats through the years and tries to run at least ten miles a week.

Books

A Jane Austen Christmas: Regency Christmas Traditions
Series: Jane Austen Regency Life, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,450. Language: English. Originally Published: June 12, 2015 by White Soup Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Encyclopedias, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » History, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling, Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Great Britain
Many Christmas traditions and images of 'old fashioned' holidays are based on Victorian celebrations. Going back just a little further, to the beginning of the 19th century, the holiday Jane Austen knew would have looked distinctly odd to modern sensibilities. How odd? Families rarely decorated Christmas trees. Festivities centered on socializing instead of gift-giving. Festivities focused on...
Courtship and Marriage in Jane Austen's World
Series: Jane Austen Regency Life. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,840. Language: English. Originally Published: August 28, 2016 by White Soup Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Marriage, Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Great Britain
Jane Austen’s books are full of hidden mysteries for the modern reader. Why on earth would Elizabeth Bennet be expected to consider a suitor like foolish Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice? Would Lydia's 'infamous elopement' truly have ruined her family and her other sisters’ chances to marry? Why were the Dashwood women thrown out of their home after Mr. Dashwood's death in Sense and...
How Jane Austen Kept Her Cool: An A to Z history of Georgian Ice Cream
Series: Jane Austen Regency Life. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,570. Language: English. Originally Published: January 31, 2022 by White Soup Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History, Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Great Britain
… In the meantime, for elegance and ease and luxury, the Hattons and Milles' dine here to-day, and I shall eat ice and drink French wine, and be above vulgar economy. ~Jane Austen to Cassandra, Godmersham, June 20, 1808 We know Jane Austen ate ice cream. What might her favorite flavors have been? Pride and Pistachios? Sense and Strawberry Cream? Whatever it was, we can be fairly certain it wasn...
Pemberley: Mr. Darcy's Dragon
Series: Jane Austen's Dragons, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 81,950. Language: English. Originally Published: October 19, 2016 by White Soup Press. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Classics
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a dragon. Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley has the good fortune to be in possession of the first English firedrake egg laid in a century. Or, at least, he was until some miscreant stole it. Mr. Darcy tracks the thief to Hertfordshire. Catching the thief, however, proves to be an entirely...
Four Days in April
Price: Free! Words: 10,060. Language: English. Originally Published: September 8, 2015 by White Soup Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Classics
Sweet, Austen-inspired treats, perfect with a cup of tea. Full of hope and ripe with possibility, beginnings and new beginnings refresh the spirit with optimism and anticipation. Four Days in April. Two letters. Four Days. Everything changes. After offering a most disastrous proposal of marriage and receiving a rebuke he will never forget, Fitzwilliam Darcy writes Elizabeth Bennet an equally...
Persuasion: Behind the Scenes
Price: Free! Words: 119,250. Language: English. Originally Published: February 14, 2019 by Jane Austen Variations. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
You pierce my soul. Before Jane Austen wrote that romantic letter from Captain Frederick Wentworth to Anne Elliot, she crafted a masterful story of heartbreak and longing that still resonates with readers today. But what of those scenes that Jane Austen never wrote? What Persuasion fan doesn't want to listen in on Anne and Wentworth's first courtship, laugh at the follies and foibles of the...
The Buttercross Dragon
Series: Jane Austen's Dragons. Price: Free! Words: 15,910. Language: English. Originally Published: January 20, 2022 by White Soup Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Peter Smalley was certain of two things in life: England was full of dragons, and even very small dragons could cause very large problems. As a minor dairy farmer with rent coming due and no money to pay it, Peter had enough problems of his own to be bothered with dragons. Until a troubled dragon came looking for him. A dragon adventure fantasy set in the gaslamp regency world of the Blue Order...