Friday, August 4, 2017

Derbyshire spar and the economics of Pride and Prejudice

It's a day for double posts, before I head off to England for a few weeks! To follow along with me, check out my Facebook and Twitter feeds, where I'll be posting some pictures.

Did you ever wonder what those "petrified spars" are, that Elizabeth refers to in Pride and Prejudice? I'm at Austen Authors today explaining just what they are.

And I'm also at My Jane Austen Book Club, writing about the economics of Pride and Prejudice, a follow on to the previous guest post on the publishing of the book.

July 27, My Vices and Weaknesses: Guest Post & Giveaway
July 28, Austenesque Reviews: Book Excerpt & Giveaway
July 29, My Love for Jane Austen: Guest Post & Giveaway
August 3, Just Jane 1813: Book Review & Giveaway
August 4, My Jane Austen Book Club: Guest Post & Giveaway
September 4, Diary of an Eccentric: Guest Post & Giveaway
September 5, Laughing with Lizzie: Book Excerpt
September 6, Savvy Verse & Wit: Book Review & Giveaway
September 12, Margie’s Must Reads: Book Review & Giveaway
September 14, More Agreeably Engaged: Guest Post & Giveaway
September 15, Babblings of a Bookworm: Book Excerpt & Giveaway


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Pride and Prejudice blog tour

Hello, dear readers! The Pride and Prejudice blog tour is underway!

At My Vices and Weaknesses, you can view a variety of Pride and Prejudice covers I've found, from the beautiful to the absurd.

At Austenesque Reviews, try your hand at finding the differences between my restored version and another version of Pride and Prejudice.

And at My Love for Jane Austen, you can read about the publishing both of the 1813 Egerton first edition, and this new edition.

And I hope you'll join me for the whole tour:

July 27, My Vices and Weaknesses: Guest Post & Giveaway
July 28, Austenesque Reviews: Book Excerpt & Giveaway
July 29, My Love for Jane Austen: Guest Post & Giveaway
August 3, Just Jane 1813: Book Review & Giveaway
August 4, My Jane Austen Book Club: Guest Post & Giveaway
September 4, Diary of an Eccentric: Guest Post & Giveaway
September 5, Laughing with Lizzie: Book Excerpt
September 6, Savvy Verse & Wit: Book Review & Giveaway
September 12, Margie’s Must Reads: Book Review & Giveaway
September 14, More Agreeably Engaged: Guest Post & Giveaway
September 15, Babblings of a Bookworm: Book Excerpt & Giveaway


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dear readers, I need your help!

It's here! Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. In Three Volumes. (Annotated and Restored to 1813 Egerton First Edition) is now available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo stores,

However, please don't buy it for the $0.99 price at Amazon. It is meant to be free. Here is where I need you: help me make it free!

Amazon will not let me post it for less than 99 cents, however it's my understanding that they WILL lower the price if readers report they found a lower price elsewhere. So please go to Amazon and do so. Here is where you can find the link:


All you need to do is provide the Barnes and Noble or Kobo link and the price of 0. I have no idea how many people need to do this before it will kick in at Amazon, but I'd say if it's still not free when you visit, please do it.

Thank you for your help in achieving my goal of making this freely available!

Friday, July 7, 2017

More about the special project, vote on a cover, and time travel

It's been a full couple of days!

Today at Austen Authors I'm talking about who I would bring forward in time, to see the impact they'd had. And talking more about the special project, which is my effort to restore Pride and Prejudice to the 1813 Egerton first edition, and make it available digitally to readers. That teaser photo I posted? That's a real, live, first edition that I had a chance to work with at Goucher College.

And if you head over to Just Jane 1813, you can vote on the cover for this special edition of Pride and Prejudice. People have been even more across the board on the options than I'd expected so far, so make your voice heard!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The side project

Just what is this special side project I've been working on? I'll give you a hint...

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

I'm excited to be starting a new occasional series of posts at Austen Authors on books of Austen's time, which are also books that our dear characters might have read. The first is one of the most outrageous: Tristram Shandy.






These are eventually going to dovetail with a very special project I've been working on. I'm really excited about it but want to wait before sharing it so I don't spoil the surprise. But I WILL give a few little teasers: this is an editing and not a writing project, and I think it's very apropos this year.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Writing Elizabeth as a widow

There's one final Mistress blog post out today! I'm at Catherine Curzon's blog talking about writing Elizabeth as a widow.

Derbyshire spar and the economics of Pride and Prejudice

It's a day for double posts, before I head off to England for a few weeks! To follow along with me, check out my Facebook and Twitter f...