Maybe something for Christmas?

Can’t say anything yet, but more things are stirring than mice in anticipation of an Austen Christmas.  Stay tuned!

–Pamela

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But Will He Be Approved?

Chase Bank invitation to Mr Frederick Wentworth to apply for a credit card

Someone, somewhere is very confused. No, Frederick Wentworth is NOT employed at Wytherngate Press, although he is a very busy man within the novels the Press publishes. Or is it that author Susan Kaye has put so much blood, sweat, and tears into bringing  Capt. Wentworth to life, that he actually has come to life and is using the Press as his forwarding address?  Could he be desperately trying to set up a life in 21st century America and needing a line of credit? Will he be approved? Hmmm. Curiouser and curiouser!

One thing is for sure, we intend to keep a closer eye on our mailbox, and if he appears to claim his mail, we promise to get a photo…and the full story!

~~Pamela

May Sale for Mothers and Others

Mercy's Embrace; Book 1

Wytherngate Press has announced a May Sale on Laura Hile’s series Mercy’s Embrace and Susan Kaye’s wonderful Frederick Wentworth, Captain series.

If you scurry over to the Press (www.wytherngatepress.com), you can avail yourself of a price cut of $3.50 for each volume or $11 each. For eBooks, go directly to Amazon or Barnes and Noble where those versions are on sale for $4.99 – $5.99 each.

Laura is the featured writer this month at Austenprose (www.austenprose.com) Don’t miss the interviews and contests featuring Mercy’s Embrace–we’re very excited for the attention her marvelous series is attracting!

~~Pamela Aidan

A Hero’s Guide to Gift Giving!

Scurry on over to Jane Started It! to read  the Crown Hill Writers Guild comic contribution to the Jane Austen Birthday Soiree. There’s prizes galore there and even more at the other thirty-one Austen-inspired blogs. Have fun, win prizes and sing “Happy Birthday” to our dear Jane. See you there!

~Pamela

Jane Austen Birthday Soiree: Come Celebrate!

Yes, Jane Austen is 236 years old this Friday!

Thirty-two Austen bloggers, authors and literature enthusiasts are joining together for an Austen Birthday Soiree on December 16th. Organized by Maria Grazia of My Jane Austen Book Club &  Katherine Cox of November’s Autumn, the all day blog hop will feature a post in celebration of Jane Austen, her life, her novels and the era in which she lived at each of the 32 blogs!

And, what birthday would not be complete without present?  There will be gifts for Jane – and the visitors of the blogs. Just leave a comment to qualify for the great giveaways being offered in celebration of the Janeite holiday. Be sure to drop by Jane Started It? as well as here at Traipsing After Jane.

~Pamela

Click here to see the list of participant blogs and their prizes!  Continue reading

Lone Star Jane

Four more days until the Jane Austen Society of North American’s Annual General Meeting! This year the AG is in Ft Worth in the Lone Star state of Texas and will focus on the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sense & Sensibility. Wow, 200 years and still conquering hearts all over the world! Jane, you are amazing…and deservedly so!! We, your literary daughters, salute you as a true lone star in the literary night sky.

My husband and I attended our first JASNA meeting several years ago when I was invited to speak at the Boise, ID chapter at their annual tea. What a great experience that was and one we hope to repeat. (Hint, hint!) Last year we went to the AG for the first time, mainly because it was held in Portland, OR, a city within reasonable distance from our home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We had a great time promoting Wytherngate Press and Susan Kaye’s and Laura Hile’s books in the Emporium. We had to observe the other “doings” from the outside, though. Conference attendance is a bit pricey.

BUT this year we’re swinging for the whole enchilada (a little Tex-Mex lingo since we’ll be in Texas) and attending the meetings as well as setting up the Press in the Emporium. An added benefit is the chance to visit with my family in east Texas and see my grandchildren, as well as celebrate together my mom’s 80th birthday!

If you’re going to the AG, please stop by our Wytherngate Press table and say hi. And…more on the AG as it gets closer.

~Pamela