Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Layla

As we move forward in our character profiles, we are going to be introduced to a few new characters. Since the core family of the original is not a biological family in Phi Alpha Pi, this allowed me the chance to explore what type of family Lizbeth would have. For the next few profiles, weRead more

Pinterest Board of the Month

Pinterest Board of the Month: Pride and Prejudice

It has been a few months since I posted a Pinterest Board, but I have been busy with them because they are a source of inspiration. For example, I shared the Phi Alpha Pi board with the cover illustrator as a way to see where my head is at in relation to inspiration. Now thatRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Dr. Bennett

Since this was no longer a family structure, I had to think about how the Bennett parents got to fit into this story. Mrs. Bennett, obviously, became Colin’s mother and the sorority house manage. Mr. Bennett became Dr. Bennett and fit into Lizbeth’s academic circle. He is her favorite professor and thesis advisor. Here areRead more

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Anne

Anne is never really appreciated in the original Pride and Prejudice.  She’s a tool for her mother to control others and live out a fantasy of being a mother.  She is silent and sickly.  I suspect she was pretty freaking angry most of the time.  I think she was sitting there silently seething at aRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Katherine

Happy New Year everyone!  Phi Alpha Pi will be released in less than 6 months away!  Today we dive back into the book’s character profiles.  I personally love Lady Katherine in the original story and in other fan fiction.  Probably because I see a lot of the type of woman I want to be inRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Jorge

The best villains are the ones you love to hate and hate to love.  George Wickham was that villain in Pride & Prejudice.  As I played with modernizing him, I needed to find a way for him to manipulate people to pity him.  Wickham is the master of playing to pity.   I realized he isRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Colin Collins

It’s time to get back to Phi Alpha Pi and the characters you are going to meet when you read it.  Mr. Collins is the biggest buffoon in all of Austen’s works, at least in my opinion.  I struggled to think of what type of man he would be in the 21st century.  I didn’tRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Mrs. C

Mrs. C (Mrs. Collins) is a difficult character. In the book she was originally Mrs. Bennet, the mother of the Bennet sisters.  Since this book was centered around a sorority, she didn’t have to be anyone’s biological mother, but it made sense for her to be Colin’s mother.  She isn’t a villain.  She has importantRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Ginny

In the original Pride and Prejudice Mr. Darcy’s sister is a minor character, but her history is critical to the plot.  Austen named her Georgiana, but I had a difficult time using the name.  When a name works for me, I don’t have a problem re-using it, but I often take my own direction withRead more

Pinterest Board of the Month

Pinterest Board of the Month: Phi Alpha Pi Inspiration

It’s that time of month when I share one of my Pinterest Boards.  This month we are beginning to step into the world of Phi Alpha Pi.  Recently my friends and family got to help pick symbols to represent the sorority at the center of the story.  To help me and my cover designer, IRead more