Genette   (phorum profile)

Joined DWG:In the Beginning...
Favorite Jane Austen novel:Pride & Prejudice
Second favorite JA novel:Persuasion
Favorite JA adaptation:P&P2 (1995)

Things have changed some since I posted to the Baronetage 10 years ago! I'm 41 now. Still happily married to wonderful Dan. Still have beloved kitty Perdita, but sadly lost dear Barnum last year. :( He was such a love!

We also lost my brother to ALS a few years back. He was inspiring and very brave. I miss him.

These days the 2 beneficiaries of our shameless spoiling are our sons Matthew and Timothy. Matthew attends a local Christian/Classical school (my little renaissance gentleman in the making!). He's bright, handsome, mischievous and very active. Timothy was born with Down syndrome. He has lots of wonderful therapists who adore us and spend a pretty fair chunk of time here. He is adorable, sweet, unusually interested in the world around him, and very active. He's highly functional and lots of fun. It's different from what I expected in my life, but rich.

I left the church directory business to become a stay at home mom after Matthew was born. That decision has been justified 1000-fold since Timothy came along. :)

(Directly from my previous listing and still true: ) I first read Pride and Prejudice at age 11. It was a present from my oldest brother... (God bless the bookstore clerk who decided that a young man seeking a gift for a sister nearly 11 years his junior should give her such a lovely book!) The 1995 adaptation led me to RoP and then to

I also love Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, and Northanger Abbey (hilarious).

I'm a big fan. In addition to all Austen, I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek (esp. Next Gen), and Lois & Clark the New Adventures of Superman.

I enjoy writing fan fiction when my schedule permits.

(back to the present) My muse has been fairly quiet in the past couple of years, but I have a feeling she'll be back! ;)

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Author of:

In Ten Days Time Written by Genette. Dot Darcy is in turmoil over his love of Elizabeth, after leaving Bingley behind in Hertfordshire to propose to Jane while he spends some time in London. ~P&P~ Last update 09/01/1998 (Epi)

He So Singled Her Out Written by Genette. Dot Wickham and his friends discuss the local female population of Meryton, while Darcy listens near by. ~P&P~ Last update 08/03/1998 (Epi)

Leaving the Past Behind Written by Genette. Dot Painful memories are aroused, when Georgiana learns of Wickham's marriage. ~P&P~ Last update 03/22/1998 (Epi)

Lessons to Learn Written by Genette. Dot Mr. Darcy secures some private time in the billiard room, away from the bustle of wedding preparations, but his solitude is soon happily interrupted by his fiancée. ~P&P~ Last update 03/08/1998 (Epi)

For Three Days He Has Shunned Us! Written by Genette. Dot At long last, Mr. Bingley returns to Hertfordshire, and again takes up the hunt. ~P&P~ Last update 03/07/1998 (Epi)

Truly, Prodigiously Accomplished! Written by Genette. Dot Mr. Darcy, Caroline and Elizabeth converse on the definition of 'accomplished'. ~P&P~ Last update 02/27/1998 (Epi)

Imprudent Matches Written by Genette. Dot The day after the Netherfield Ball, Mr. Darcy meditates on his feelings for Miss Bennet. ~P&P~ Last update 02/22/1998 (Epi)

Elizabeth's Thoughts Were Much At Pemberley That Evening Written by Genette. Dot After spending a pleasant evening dining at Pemberley, Elizabeth tries to understand her own heart. ~P&P~ Last update 04/27/1997 (Epi)

Breakfast With Georgiana Written by Genette. Dot Before leaving for Pemberley, Darcy and his sister enjoy an intimate breakfast. ~P&P~ Last update 04/24/1997 (Epi)

Charlotte Spins a Web Written by Genette Irlbeck. Dot Charlotte considers the relationship between her friend Lizzy and Mr. Darcy, and decides on an interesting course of action. ~P&P~ Last update 04/06/1997 (Epi)

Eliza Written by Genette. Dot Based on the movie "Sabrina". The awkward young Eliza travels to Paris, and comes back much less awkward. Will she finally catch George Larabee's eye? Or perhaps his brother Darcy's? ~P&P~ Last update 11/20/1999 (Fant)

Lizzy, The Vampire Slayer Written by Genette. Dot After searching for her for five years, Fitzwilliam Darcy, the latest of a family of Watchers, finally finds the Vampire Slayer--Elizabeth Bennet. ~P&P~ Last update 02/06/1999 (Fant)

The Journey Home to Pemberley Written by Genette. Georgiana shares a carriage with Mrs. Annesley and Miss Bingley on the way to Pemberley for a summer visit. ~P&P~ Last update 05/27/1997 (Epi)

At Your Service Written by Genette. Dot When typhoid quarantines the Hunsford and Rosings households, Mr. Darcy must see Elizabeth to safety. ~P&P~ Last update 03/03/2008 (Epi)

A Dream of a Day Written by Genette. Dot A surprised Darcy runs into both Elizabeth and Jane Bennet at Pemberley. He, Bingley, and Georgiana entertain the Bennets and the Gardiners. ~P&P~ Last update 01/29/2006 (Epi)

An Honest Approach Written by Genette. Dot After seeing Jane in London, Darcy realizes that she really does care for Bingley and tells Bingley what he has done. ~P&P~ Last update 01/29/2006 (Epi)

Relative Indiscretions Written by Genette. Dot After Elizabeth has refused Darcy, they are thrown together and torn apart by the passionate indiscretions of some of their female relatives. ~P&P~ Last update 01/29/2006 (Epi)

To the Credit of His Modesty Written by Genette. Dot A short story and companion piece to "The Object of Her Choice." Though engaged to marry, Bingley realizes that he needs to earn Jane's trust and help her believe in him, herself and their love. ~P&P~ Last update 05/25/2005 (Epi)

The Object of Her Choice Written by Genette. Dot Elizabeth and Jane are stricken with doubt as their wedding approaches, particularly after their mother has a little talk with them. ~P&P~ Last update 10/15/2004 (Epi)

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