Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

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

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

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

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

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

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Caroline

Caroline Bingley is the woman we all love to hate.  She is Elizabeth Bennet’s chief rival and is set up to be the only female villain in the original Pride and Prejudice.  I found her fascinating and I hope you do too!  Here are five things you won’t know about Caroline from reading Phi AlphaRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Charlie

I always felt Mr. Bingley was never given the attention he deserved. Only Mr. Darcy’s opposite could have been the other male hero of the book. Just as Lizbeth and Jane are complimentary opposites, so are Wil and Charlie.  Here are five things you won’t know about Charlie from reading Phi Alpha Pi Like withRead more

Pinterest Board of the Month

Pinterest Board of the Month: Paris

I am in this weird lull of activity with Modern Persuasion. I think its because I am getting a better process for promotion and getting into a good groove. It has allowed me to put more attention to Phi Alpha Pi.  Part of the story, a small but important part, takes place in Paris inRead more

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Wil

OMG I am so freaking excited to share the character profile for Wil. Mr. Darcy remains one of the most iconic heroes of literature. I have loved him for years. Today, I am going to share 5 things you won’t know about Wil if you only read Phi Alpha Pi. I admit, these aren’t goingRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Charlotte

While she isn’t one of the Bennet sisters, Charlotte is one of the Phi Alpha Pi sisters.  Her motivations in the original are directly tied to her time in history.  I always saw her as looking for freedom, but freedom to be able to play the role society had defined for her.  My Charlotte isRead more