Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

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

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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

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Kitty

There is one more former Bennet sister we have to meet, Kitty.  Kitty almost didn’t make it into this story.  When I wrote the very first draft, I decided to exclude her, not seeing where she could fit into the story.  Then Christi raised a protest and I felt guilty.  As I wrote the secondRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Lydia

Lydia Bennet is one of the most iconic silly-girls in all of literature. I imagine she could fit so many roles in modern romance stories. It is Lydia who, in spite of her life altering mistakes, makes it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to finally come together.  My Lydia is a little different.  For me,Read more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Marie

I hope you have been enjoying your chance to meet the characters of Phi Alpha Pi!  We are two sister in and we continue today with Marie, who was Mary in the original.  The two Marys from Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice are very unappreciated, even today.  First, why did I change her name?  ForRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Jane

The heart of Pride and Prejudice is found in the Bennet sisters.  In Phi Alpha Pi, they are sorority sisters and the bond is a little different.  For Lizbeth and Elizabeth, her relationship with Jane is what drives her side of the story.  Today we will get to know Jane, one of the two mostRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Lizbeth

Welcome to the very first character profile for my second novel: Phi Alpha Pi.  The story of this Pride And Prejudice modernization centers around the sisters of the Phi Alpha Pi sorority.  The character profiles are going to start with these sorority sisters.  Then we will move into the people around them. Today we startRead more

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Novel No. 2: Phi Alpha Pi coming May 2018

I know, Modern Persuasion still hasn’t been published yet.  That doesn’t mean I’m not working on other things.  I am thrilled to announce that my second novel, Phi Alpha Pi is going to be publishing in May 2018 with Illuminated Myth Publishing.  Phi Alpha Pi is a modernization of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set in theRead more