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Sweet Success for Jennie MacDonald


By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Jennie MacDonald on her recent release. Her edited collection, Schabraco and other Gothic tales from The Lady’s Monthly Museum, 1798-1828, is now available from Valancourt Books.


Originally published for girls attending English boarding schools, The Lady’s Monthly Museum offers a fascinating look at popular culture for young people during Jane Austen’s era. The book is available from Valancourt Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, and other booksellers worldwide.


Jennie MacDonald

Jennie MacDonald, PhD, is an award-winning author and playwright. Her edited collection, Schabraco and other Gothic tales from The Lady’s Monthly Museum, 1798-1828, debuted in February 2020 from Valancourt Books. Her picture book play, “Where There’s Smoke,” debuted in PHAMALY Theatre Company’s 2020 production, Come to Your Senses. Her dark comedy, “A Merry Widow or Two,” received the 2019 Colorado Authors League Award of Excellence for Playwriting. Other publications include short stories, fine art photos, and articles concerning 18th and 19th century Gothic literature, theatre, and visual and material culture. The latest, “’The Comical Hotch Potch, or the Alphabet turn’d Posture Master’: A Fluid Text Reading of Carington Bowles’ 1782 Satirical Print,” appears in the Spring 2020 issue of Palaver. Visit the author at

Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
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