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

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour

The Modern Persuasion Blog Tour

Tomorrow is a big day because tomorrow starts the Modern Persuasion Blog Tour!  It feels like forever ago that I started taking over the publishing of my novel.  It’s hard to believe that in just over a week, the book will be shipping to everyone who has pre-ordered it and people outside of my circlesRead more

Modern Persuasion Pre-Sale Starts Now!

It has been nearly a year since I started the process of publishing Modern Persuasion.  My original plan to self-publish was put on hold when I went under contract with a publisher.  That all came back to the forefront again when I was given back the control I had given up a year before.  TodayRead more

Camp NaNoWriMo: 3 Days In

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2017: Three Days In!

Happy Camp NaNoWriMo!  As I mentioned last week, I have a lot of writing plans on my plate for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo.  This is my chance to basically brain dump all my ideas so I can see what is ready to move forward. Snow Day = Writing 2000 words! In a freak April Fool’s DayRead more

Pinterest Board of the Month

Pinterest Board of the Month: Jane Austen

I am starting a new thing here on the blog.  Each month I am going to feature a new Pinterest board from my account.  These are things that are primarily related whatever project I am working on be it Austen inspired, content for another book or story, Wikipedia, bullet journaling, or something new that comesRead more

Persuasion Read-a-long

Persuasion Read-a-Long: Wrap Up and What’s Next

I want to share a conversation I had with a family member recently.  The wonderful thing about having written a modernization of Persuasion is that so many people I know are picking up the original book to understand the source material before they read my book.  While I, in no way, think I accomplished withRead more

Persuasion Read-a-long

Persuasion Read-a-Long

We are about 3 months away from the publication of Modern Persuasion.  I am getting really excited and the more I talk to people about it, the more I am told “Oh, I should read (or re-read) Persuasion!” YES!  You should read or re-read Persuasion.  I think it is Austen at her most romantic. IRead more

Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long: Final Wrap Up

The month of October ends today as does the Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long.  It has been an interesting month and thank you to Maureen who stuck through the month and read with me (even when she got behind). Reading the book slowly was an interesting experience.  It was like being back in high school, but withRead more

Issues in Modernizing Classics: Should I?

Clearly the world is, for good or bad, in some type of reboot mania.  At least, Hollywood executives are.  While movie reboots seem to focus on changing the sex of characters or utilizing new technology to tell the same story, I have noticed something connected going on in fiction books.  I have ranted (typically) aboutRead more

Weekly Reading: Northanger Abbey Read-A-Long

This November, for National Novel Writing Month, I am trying something new.  Christi and I are going to write a novel together.  We are going to modernize Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey as a ghost hunting adventure. We are doing a lot to prepare.  Including watching ghost hunting television shows, horror movies, and more.  One thingRead more