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

Pinterest Board of the Month

Pinterest Board of the Month: The Humble Bowtie

Bowties are cool… So said Matt Smith (my favorite Mr. Collins – in Pride & Prejudice & Zombies) as the 11th Doctor.  If you have read Modern Persuasion, I hope you loved the scene between Fredrick and Emma at the NYPL event. The one where she straightens a crooked bowtie that Patrick left just forRead more

Book Expo America, Modern Persuasion, and Finding Inspiration

Book Expo America, Modern Persuasion, Finding Inspiration

I talked about this story here and on other blogs, the story behind Modern Persuasion’s inspiration.  Today, I am going to go deeper into the story so you can understand where the idea came from. I have been attending Book Expo American since about 2005.  BEA is a conference dedicated to the publishing industry.  It’sRead more

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour: Release Day!

Happy Release Day!  I hit the button to publish the book last night and have been checking so many little bits of information since.  My favorite little bit is seeing what other people have purchased.  I have discovered so many other books to read! There are two final stops on the blog tour. First, overRead more

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour: Day 7

As soon as midnight hits on the east coast of the US, I am pushing the button to make Modern Persuasion available to everyone!  The blog tour still isn’t over though! Today on the blog tour, I am really excited to share Musings from the Yellow Kitchen, a blog that has done something a little differentRead more

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour: Day 6

It’s the weekend and things are quieting down.  The blog tour has one stop each day this weekend. Today you can read Babblings of a Bookworm has an interview with me and is doing a second giveaway for an ebook copy.

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour: Day 5

Another day with so much great activity around Modern Persuasion’s release! Blog tour day five features two blogs posting about Modern Persuasion. Over at My Love for Jane Austen, I shared some of the story about how Modern Persuasion went from idea to actual book.  There is also an ebook giveaway for blog readers. Over at DiaryRead more

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour: Day 4

Another crazy day promoting Modern Persuasion! Where did the blog tour stop today?  It stopped with From Pemberly to Milton where I wrote a guest post about why Anne Elliot is not weak.  Thank you to Rita for allowing the chance to share with her readers. In other news, I spent my evening at aRead more

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour: Day 3

Things are so busy here!  Did you see my picture of the final copy of Modern Persuasion?  I got my proof of it yesterday and am so pleased with it.  I can’t wait for everyone to have a copy and get to read it. There is one stop on the blog tour today. Over atRead more

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour

Modern Persuasion Blog Tour: Day 2

This is going to be quick, I almost forgot it because today was so busy (and not a normal posting day). There was a hiccup on day 1 with More Agreeable Engaged’s post, but it was up today.  It includes some Q&A.  The second one today was from Half Agony, Half Hope and includes aRead more