Modernizing Classic Characters

Modernizing Classic Characters

One of the struggles with writing Jane Austen fan fiction, in my experience, is balancing the idealized characters created by Austen and realistic characters.  Let’s face it, even when considering their flaws, her characters are still idealized versions of the purpose they serve to the plot.  It’s easy to either love or hate her characters. Read more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion

Getting To Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Mr. Musgrove

Here we are, in the last month before Modern Persuasion is published.  It was been a crazy two weeks.  In two weeks I finished the cover design (Royal James picked the direction, I just followed it to my end), format the inside of the novel (fonts are a big decision!), and set up pre-sale fromRead more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion

Getting To Know Modern Persuasion: Mrs. Musgrove

As we near the publication of Modern Persuasion, we only have a few more characters to meet.  This month we are going to meet Mr. and Mrs. Musgrove.  These are Louisa and Tommy’s parents, Mary’s in-laws, and Thing 1 & 2’s grandparents.  Who are these people?  We really never know, but here are five thingsRead 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