Pamela Aidan is the pen name of the author of the acclaimed series Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman and Young Master Darcy and other works of fiction.
Pamela was born near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and grew up in the greater Philadelphia area (Montgomery County-for those familiar with the area!). After college she moved around the country living in Minnesota, Illinois, Georgia and finally Idaho where she lives with her husband in Coeur d’Alene. Together, they have six children (three each from previous marriages) and, at the moment, six grandchildren who, along with their parents, they adore. Presently, Pamela is also the director of a public library in a small neighboring town just over the border in Washington. She and her husband also own and run Wytherngate Press, a small press based on a Print-On-Demand publishing model, since 2003.
Well, now that the formalities have been observed, welcome to my blog!
Questions for which I have some answers:
Are you ever going to make good on your promise of Book 4?
Yes! I am in the process this very moment. It begins in early 1814 and end sometime in 1815 and will center on Darcy & Elizabeth and Georgiana & Dy Brougham. Supporting cast will include Colonel Fitzwilliam and Lady Sylvanie, as well as others from Elizabeth’s and Darcy’s families causing trouble or joy as the case may be.
Will you be writing more Young Master Darcy books?
Yes, although they will take a back seat to writing Book 4 of FD,G. The next YMD will take place in April of 1798 with Mr. Darcy’s promised trip to Rosings. Fitz and Richard together running tame all about Rosings under Aunt Catherine’s imperious eye–what fun!
Are you going to JASNA 2012 in New York City?
At this point, I don’t know about 2012, but, I can say that I’m planning on Minneapolis in 2013 ( 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice) and Montreal in 2014.
Are you available for conferences, chats, etc.?
I’d love to take part in conference programs, writing workshops, book clubs, discussion groups, etc. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through email@example.com. I’ve also done phone chats with book clubs and find that works out well.
Does Wytherngate Press accept manuscripts?
Yes, we do. Our purpose is to bring worthy literary works into publication that may not meet the highly-charged marketing criteria of the major publishing houses. Although we have only published Austen fiction to this point, we are VERY interested in other genres. Please go to http://www.wytherngatepress.com for more information.
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