I began writing my first Austen-inspired story in 2010, more or less for fun. I'd read a P&P variation I'd really enjoyed and thought, "I think I can do that!" I was mostly writing for myself at first, having fun with the characters and developing the plot. After writing about 20 chapters, I finally decided to do something with them, and so I took a chance and searched for a beta (or three), and kept writing...and that's how my first story, a contemporary Austen-inspired novel called Dance the Tide, and my little JAFF addiction were born.
My preference has always been to read/write stories inspired by Pride and Prejudice. Something about the love story of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet always keeps me coming back for more. After Dance the Tide came An Old Acquaintance, a short story I wrote for the Playground (here at AHA) when the theme was 'Blah Humbug.' After readers demanded a happy ending for that particular Darcy and Elizabeth, I followed it up with a part two called Renewing Old Acquaintances. After that came two more full-length contemporary novels, Sanctuary and An Unexpected Harvest.
Right now my completed stories are not available online, but Sanctuary is published as a 3-volume series! It's available on Amazon (eBook, KU, and paperback), and each volume is novel-length, at over 100,000 words/300 pages each.
I am currently editing An Unexpected Harvest and hope to publish it in May of 2021! Chapter 1 is posted on my website (see below) as of January 8, 2021. I will be posting chapters 1-9 on my site before I publish in May.
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