Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Chris

There is one more character from the original book: Colonel Fitzwilliam. I didn’t forget him, but he has a specific purpose in the story. He is there to show specific elements of what Mr. Darcy is like when he’s not with Elizabeth. He’s not too different in Phi Alpha Pi and you won’t spend aRead more

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Josh

Today we are going to get to know the last person in Lizbeth’s immediate family, her younger brother Josh. Here are five things you won’t know about Josh from reading the book. He doesn’t want to be a chef like his father and grandfather, but he does want to be a restauranteur.  He loves beingRead more

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Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Jack

Now that we are getting to know Lizbeth’s family, we can meet her father: Jack.  Here are 5 things you won’t know about him from reading Phi Alpha Pi. You will learn that Jack is a chef and the son of one of the world’s most famous chefs.  You will learn that he doesn’t wantRead 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

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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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Coming Before 2018: Audiobook and A Little More…

I am super excited about this.  It has been nearly 6 months since Modern Persuasion was released and it has been a whirlwind of activity.  I have learned so much about publishing in this time.  Surprisingly, I have learned a lot about me as well… like that I’m not great at face-to-face marketing.  There isRead 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