After an "interesting" school year (thanks to Covid adjustments), I am finally free to work on a new Darcy and Elizabeth Regency romance. I'm gunning for an autumn release. In this one, Mr. Darcy is delightfully disagreeable, and poor Elizabeth finds herself falling for him. Take that, Mr. Wickham! She thinks Darcy is an ogre … Continue reading It’s summer break. Time for a new Work-In-Progress novel!
Summertime is storytime, and I've got a new one underway for you at Beyond Austen. What if instead of marrying him, our girl Charlotte Lucas kicks pompous Mr. Collins to the curb? And has to leave Meryton while the gossip dies down? What if she meets someone else? Might she be more of a romantic … Continue reading A Charlotte story for your summer
I've already posted about this fun Valentine romp, which features two of Jane Austen's worst snobs ... And now I can share the news that it is done. Finished. Complete. Hooray! I am loving it! A true 30-day-wonder, this story is. I managed to write 23k words, start to finish, within a single month. Okay, … Continue reading Sir Walter Takes a Wife is now complete!
One of the great things about writing for an anthology is that I get to to play with ideas that simply wouldn't sell as a standalone novel. In other words, total fluff fiction. Such as this unlikely pair, mashed together (by moi) from two of Jane Austen's most popular novels, Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice. … Continue reading Go get your woman, Sir Walter!
Writers wiser than I advise that just before a new book comes out, one should get busy with the next. Supposedly this will keep the author's mind off how readers are responding on Amazon. Or something. So that's what I began doing last weekend. Even though the Darcy book isn't *quite* out, I launched a new … Continue reading On to the next book project!