Author has written 13 stories for Pride and Prejudice, Master and Commander, Scarlet Pimpernel, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Northanger Abbey.
Jack Caldwell is an author, amateur historian, professional economic developer, playwright, and like many Cajuns, a darn good cook. Born and raised in the Bayou County of Louisiana, Jack and his wife, Barbara, are Hurricane Katrina victims, and now make Florida their home. Always a history buff, Jack found and fell in love with Jane Austen in his twenties, struck by her innate understanding of the human condition.
Jack uses his work to share his knowledge of history. Through his characters, he hopes the reader gains a better understanding of what went on before, developing an appreciation for our ancestors' trials and tribulations. A devout convert to Roman Catholicism, Jack is married with three grown sons.
My stories here:
Variations is a series of Jane Austen "what-ifs."
Snowbound is a short story about Elizabeth and Darcy trapped by a blizzard.
My published works:
Pemberley Ranch (Long Branch) is a re-imagining of Pride & Prejudice, set in post Civil War Texas.
The Three Colonels is a sequel to Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility, set during the Waterloo crisis.
Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner is a P&P farce based on The Man Who Came to Dinner.
The Companion of His Future Life is a humorous retelling of Pride & Prejudice based on one quirk of fate: what if Mr. Collins had married Mary Bennet?
The Plains of Chalmette is a historical romance set during the Battle of New Orleans. It is a prequel to Crescent City.
Potential published works:
Persuaded to Sail (The Unexpected Passenger), stars Frederick and Anne Wentworth.
The Last Adventure is a Northanger Abbey/Scarlet Pimpernel crossover.
Crescent City is a crossover of Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and Emma set in modern-day New Orleans.