Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

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

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

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

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

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

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

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

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Abby

Today is the final character profile for Modern Persuasion.  Over the last year, this has been one of my favorite posts to write on this blog.  In the process I fell in love with characters I hadn’t really thought much about originally.  There were some moments when I wondered if other people cared about theseRead more

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

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

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet The Douchebag

I know I have already launched into character profiles for Phi Alpha Pi, but there are two more people in Modern Persuasion you should get to know.  They are very minor characters, but they two characters far more than I expected. Before I get into The Douchebag, let me say something about character development.  IRead more

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

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

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Ted

This character profile is going to be the last before Modern Persuasion is released.  There will be 2 more next month, but at this point you know most of the characters in the book. When the story starts there is something weird going on with Emma professionally.  I’m not going to spoil it, but TedRead more

Pinterest Board of the Month

Pinterest Board of the Month!

Normally I wait to do these on Fridays, but with all the book release activity going on this month, things are going to be far more focused on Modern Persuasion as we get closer to the 29th.  Not everyone knows I have been doing profiles of characters in Modern Persuasion for the last year.  IRead more