Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

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

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Ginny

In the original Pride and Prejudice Mr. Darcy’s sister is a minor character, but her history is critical to the plot.  Austen named her Georgiana, but I had a difficult time using the name.  When a name works for me, I don’t have a problem re-using it, but I often take my own direction withRead more

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

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Novel No. 2: Phi Alpha Pi coming May 2018

I know, Modern Persuasion still hasn’t been published yet.  That doesn’t mean I’m not working on other things.  I am thrilled to announce that my second novel, Phi Alpha Pi is going to be publishing in May 2018 with Illuminated Myth Publishing.  Phi Alpha Pi is a modernization of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set in theRead more

Postcard Club

Don’t Forget: 2017 Postcard Club!

It’s nearly 2017!  I am very excited for 2017 for a variety of reasons.  One of those reasons: The Postcard Club! This week I went to the Post Office and picked up a crazy number of stamps for postcards.  I have gotten everything organized too.  I found all the postcards I have around the houseRead more

Creating a Personal Archive

Creating a Personal Archive: PAP’s Archive

Last week I shared my failure when it came to thinking about what I saved from working on Modern Persuasion.  Today I am going to show you what it looks like when I am actually aware of what I am saving.  PAP is the code name for my second novel, a modernization of Pride &Read 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

Tuesday Giveaway: Eligible

I talked about Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice already.  You may remember that already.  Since I read an ebook copy, I have one advance reader copy available for a give away! Yep! I am giving it away. What do you have to do to get it?  Leave a comment for this entry. On FridayRead more

Weekly Meeting: Eligible

Welcome to a series of Pre-Publication meetings.  In these I read books that are about to be released and help you decide if you want to read it. This week I had the chance to pre-read Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice. What You Should Know: This is a modern version of Pride andRead more

It’s A Movie: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” Pride and Prejudice and Zombies We all know I love Pride and Prejudice.  What I don’t often talk about it that I enjoy zombie books and movies.  It’s not a love universally acknowledged, but when P&P&ZRead more