Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Karen

Every time I re-read Persuasion, I take something new away.  This time I am far more focused on Lady Russell than I ever have been before.  While we discuss that on a different post, it made me want to focus on her counterpart in Modern Persuasion. While Emma may treat her father like a child,Read more

Meet Dave

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Dave

There are some characters you love.  There are some characters you want to spend all your time thinking about.  There are some characters you don’t get to write about, but you fall in love with and wish you could give them more time in the story.  Then there are characters who actively dislike… Dave is,Read more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Elizabeth

I am not sure we all have an Elizabeth in our lives.  I am pretty sure we might not want one.  In the original Persuasion, Elizabeth is just a snob.  She is a snob because she is beautiful and a snob because she has a high position in society.  I had to do a lotRead more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Mary

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Mary

I think the one character in the original Persuasion that was treated harshest was Mary, the only married Elliot sister and the youngest.  I think readers get a few unsympathetic and one dimensional look at Mary.  I hope I have treated her with more fairness than Austen did both in the book and with thisRead more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Christi

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Christi

She was inspired by one of my best friends, so the fictional Christi shares many qualities with her real life counter part.  Not all the characters have a prominent place in the book, but they drive the action forward. In the book, Christi is Fredrick’s editor.  I can’t really describe her more because… well, spoilersRead more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Fredrick Wentworth

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Fredrick Wentworth

It’s another chance for you, my readers, to get to know the characters of Modern Persuasion before March 2017.  Again, these are things that aren’t mentioned in the book, but may help you to understand who they are. Fredrick is our other main character, the love interest if you will.  Here are 5 things youRead more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Emma's Mother

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Emma’s Mother

While she has already passed away years before our story begins, Emma’s mother is an important character because her life and death had such a strong impact on the people around her.  Here are 5 things you won’t know about her from reading the book: Her name is Violet. Her favorite musician was Billy Joel.Read more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Emma

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Emma Shaw

Even though Modern Persuasion doesn’t come out until March, I want people to get to know the characters.  There are a lot of things I thought about in relation to each character, but these things didn’t need to be in the book.  Two times a month you will have a chance to get to knowRead more