Bloody Jack 3!

Jolly Roger5 of 5 stars!

Under the Jolly Roger brings Jacky once more in the service of the King when she’s press-ganged into the uneasy crew of HMS Wolverine. A lecherous captain, a cowed crew and a dangerous mission test Jacky to the max. And then there’s her old enemy the bodysnatcher on board as well. Enough danger for several books! But, remember; they’re dealing with Bloody Jack!

Again, pure delight!

Bloody Jack does it again!

Blue tattoo 5 of 5 stars!

Book One was absolutely delightful, but could author L.A. Meyer do it again? The answer is YES!

In The Curse of the Blue Tattoo, Jacky is left in Boston (1805) in the care of Miss Pym in her Peabody School for Young Ladies. Catching up to the other young ladies is going to be tough, but Jacky is game if only for the sake of making her beloved Jaime proud. But Jacky’s irrepressible nature will win out, and soon she’s in a pack of trouble from all sides.

Again, narrator, Kellgren brings her incredible talent to make all the characters come to life. I finished this 2 weeks ago. On to Book 3: Under the Jolly Roger.

I Love Bloody Jack!

BloodyJack5 of 5 stars
Bloody Jack?  Bloody marvelous!  I loved this book!  Plucky and up to any challenge, Mary “Jacky” Faber escapes the body snatchers of 1803 London and, disguised as a boy, gains a berth as a ship’s boy aboard the HMS Dolphin. The rest is pure delight, especially if you listen (and it begs to be heard) to Katherine Kellgren’s wonderful narration. Can’t wait to listen to book 2!”>View all my reviews</a>

Your favorite P&P-inspired novel: a chance to vote

There’s a contest going on at, the Jane Austen Sequel Group, in which you may vote for your favorite Pride and Prejudice – inspired title. An Assembly Such as This is one of the contestants. If you are so inclined, I would be honored…


PS You will have to join the Jane Austen Sequel in order to vote, but it’s a great one to belong to and you have options to keep notices under control.

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The Things that Really Matter–

A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things that Really Matter by William Deresiewicz is a wonderful overview of the depth of Jane Austen’s genius presented in the unique form of a literary analysis cum diary. I dearly wish I had read it before I met Bill in August 2012 in at the Decatur Book Festival. I’d have loved to discuss any number of his insights and explore further some of his conclusions. This “study” of Austen and Peter Leithart’s Miniatures and Morals are my top references and sources of inspiration should I ever dare to write more Austen-inspired novels. Thanks, Bill for a very enjoyable and informative read and next time our paths cross at an Austen event, let’s get together for tea!


Austen & Aidan in Atlanta…well, close.

Reading from Young Master Darcy
at the Decatur Book Festival

It was “Welcome to HOTlanta” from more than one native as the Austen authors took shelter under tents that reflected the sun but little of the 98 degree heat. I am happy to report that we were well furnished with traditional Southern self-actuated cooling devices, otherwise known as hand fans, that we elegantly wafted back and forth to counter the “glow” that no real lady ever condescends to acknowledge. Yeah…  Well, we did have one such lady, the lovely Lady Rita, who dressed a la Regency in a beautiful dress, stunning hat, and lace parasol. *sigh*

The lovely Lady Rita

The fellowship of Austen authors was a wonderful experience and the organization of “Jane Then and Now” nothing short of phenomenal for a first time effort. The logistics were a bit daunting, but the lovely Jan and Barbara were up to every trick.

I met several long-time fans, some long-ago friends, and a goodly number of Austen aficionados who came to see what all the Austen-ruckus was about under the white tents. What a privilege to meet all of you and share our love of this incredible literary inspiration! Thank you Robin and Gayle for carting me about, Jan and Barbara for dreaming this and making it happen, and my fellow authors who came from all over the country to become the biggest gathering of Austen authors ever!

Signing my books for Jackie Leatherberry and Meredith Esparanza


Readin’ and Writin’ at the Festival

     If you can get to the Decatur Book Festival, I’d love to meet you!
I’ll be in the JASNA tents, #101-103.

Reading from my books: Saturday at 2:45/Sunday between 1 & 2.

Writing my name in books and talking Austen: Saturday 11:15 – 12:30, 3:00 – 5:20/Sunday 12 – 1, 2 – 4