Pinterest Board of the Month

Pinterest Board of the Month for April

Last month I started sharing some of my Pinterest boards.  This month I have a new board to share here on the blog.  These boards relate to this blog and my books. Persuasion: The Original With the cover reveal for Modern Persuasion happening at the end of the month, I thought it would be funRead 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

Getting Ready for Camp NaNoWriMo

Getting Ready for Camp NaNoWriMo

We are just a few days away from April and that means it’s time for Camp NaNoWriMo.  For those who don’t know what this is, it’s a less intense program connected to National Novel Writing Month.  Instead of a firm 50,000 word goal, in April and July writers set their own goals.  This is theRead more

Save the Date

Save the Date and Blog Tour Announcement

We are excited to announce the new official release date for the novel, Modern Persuasion by Sara Marks will be May 29, 2017. Pre-sale starts May 1, 2017. The cover reveal will be April 24, 2017. To be a part of the cover reveal day click here to sign up! Blog tour dates are May 21-28, 2017. To be a part ofRead more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Victor

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Victor

Victor is not a major character, but because he was inspired by one of my friends, I want to include him in our character profiles.  Three characters in the book are inspired by my friends.  I already did a profile for Christi, but this month we are going to meet the remaining two.  Let’s startRead more

Getting Ready For Modern Persuasion

Modern Persuasion: Update on Dates!

I woke up this morning to an email confirming the new dates for Modern Persuasion’s release! I’m can’t tell you how anxious I have been about this.  My mood lifted as soon as I saw the email and the proposed dates.  Here they are: Cover release will be on April 24th Pre-sale starts on MayRead more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Sammy

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Sammy

In the original story, there is a trip to Lyme.  During that trip Anne meets three people who are good friends of Captain Wentworth.  These three people met him after everything happened with Anne. There are four such people in my book.  One, Patrick, we spend a lot of time with during the first halfRead more

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

Persuasion Read-a-long

Persuasion Read-a-Long: Week 1 Discussion

Hi!!!  Here we are at our first discussion for the Persuasion Read-a-Long!  I am very excited to do this because Persuasion is my favorite of Austen’s novels.  This week the discussion focuses on chapters 1-6. What is going on?  In relation to our love story, very little.  In relation to Sir Walter’s ego, plenty. SomethingRead more

Persuasion Read-a-long

Persuasion Read-A-Long Starts today!

Happy February everyone!  I am a bit behind with the week because I came back from Atlanta with a wonderful cold.  It knocked me off my feet, but I am thrilled to be able to start the Persuasion Read-a-Long today. We have some people officially signed up and you can still sign up.  Don’t feelRead more