For those of you who haven’t met her yet, we asked her to answer a few fun questions which she graciously did.
In three words, describe yourself as a writer.
Slow, pedantic and shy – no one in my family has read what I’ve written. I always think that novels reveal more about the author than I’m comfortable revealing to anyone who already knows me. The neighbour of one of my sisters wrote a book with a main character with a name one letter away from his own, who teaches a subject adjacent to his own, who gets a girlfriend half his age – I have visions of being the same sort of laughing-stock!
What is your Jane Austen (or Pride and Prejudice) fandom origin story (in other words, how did you come to the world of JAFF)?
Describe your ideal writing space.
What’s the hardest thing about writing?
What’s the easiest thing about writing?
Who are your top 3 favorite authors of all time besides Jane Austen?
If you could sit down to tea with anyone from the world of Austen, be they historical or fictional, who would it be and why?
I’ve always felt that Mrs Bennett would be a hoot to have tea with, I also feel sorry for the poor lady so perhaps I could calm her nerves long enough to have a proper chat. Or perhaps Captain Wentworth, I could ask him if I’d got the Naval stuff right in Fair Stands the Wind.