“If a book is well written, I always find it too short.”
–Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
Like many authors of historical fiction, I was introduced to the Regency era by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen went on to write several more books in her relatively short life, and next month The Romance Readers Club in conjunction with Books on Broadway will be celebrating the 204th anniversary of the release of her book, Sense and Sensibility.
I’m excited to be one of the featured authors at this event, and in very good company. Wendy Van Camp writes historical fiction. Her short story, The Curate’s Brother, is a prequel to Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Anne Cleeland writes both contemporary British police procedurals and Regency era historical fiction, filled with adventure, romance and mystery. Her book Tainted Angel deals with spies, and Daughter of the God-King ties an Egyptologist’s daughter to a Napoleonic plot .
If you’re in the Orange County, California area, please plan to attend this event celebrating Jane Austen and her books. I would love to meet you!
Images courtesy of Romance Readers Club, Wikimedia