. . . and thank you for visiting my online home. Here you will find details and news about me, my books, and more. I am best known for my Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery series, in which the married Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice become entangled in intrigue with other Austen characters. While most of the website focuses on that series, I also write other fiction and nonfiction, and wear several additional hats (editor, writing instructor, speaker), so information about those endeavors is included here as well.
I am pleased to tell you that I am just finishing up writing the seventh Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery, in which the Darcys visit the seaside village of Sanditon. There, they encounter the cast of eccentric, amusing characters who captured Jane Austen’s imagination in her final days. The mystery is based on the unfinished manuscript Austen was writing when she died, and working on it—reading Austen’s developing story in her own handwriting, and speculating about her intentions for the characters she created—has been both a challenge and a joy. The Suspicion at Sanditon is tentatively scheduled for release in July 2015.
I continue to travel around the country for speaking engagements, and I enjoy every opportunity to meet readers and aspiring writers. This fall will find me in Montréal at the Jane Austen Society of North America conference. If you are attending, please come say hello! Be sure to visit the events page for details, and to see whether any of my other upcoming presentations, writing workshops, or other programs will bring me to your area. I very much hope we have an opportunity to meet in person!
|One of the highlights of my book tour for The Deception at Lyme was speaking at the national conference of the Jane Austen Society of North America in Fort Worth, Texas. While there, I had the unexpected pleasure of not only meeting legendary screenwriter Andrew Davies, but being his dance partner for the Texas Two-Step!|
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