One of the fun things for me around my book A Jane Austen Daydream is discovering how it is impacting its readers. A good example of what I mean is the recent article by Kelly Hand on her writing site “Work at Home Windows.” Her article is called “Daydreaming My Way to the Real Jane Austen.” You can read it here.
It is funny to read Kelly connecting me to pop culture. Looking over my blog, I guess I am that in a way. But I am very much a literary snob, I swear. For a time, I was working towards my PhD in English Literature at a major university. I’ve written posts on Joyce, Salinger, and Vonnegut! One of my dream projects is an adaptation of Hamlet!
Granted, I’ve probably written more on Star Trek and Doctor Who than on Chaucer (and yes, I am planning a post in the future on him and my experience with his work), but us snobs like TV too. There are no different team here. Shakespeare and Dickens were once part of their own pop culture. Same team. Same team!
Deep breath… Okay, you can read Kelly’s article here. Be WARNED– There is a massive SPOILER for A Jane Austen Daydream in the article.
A Jane Austen Daydream can be purchased in print ($13.46) or as an eBook for the outrageously low price of $3.99 for Kindle. You can find it on Amazon here (http://amzn.com/B00CH3HQUU). I hope you will enjoy it as well.
I am so happy you are getting so much recognition for this work.
Thanks! Still hoping for that breakthrough moment, but every steps helps.
Indeed – everything classic had to get that way by being popular at some point. (>^-‘)>
Hi Scott–Thanks for linking to my blog post about your book and Paula Byrne’s. I think you should be glad you got the MFA and had time to pursue your craft. Sometimes, I wish I had done that instead of a PhD in English literature. At any rate, I think you understood my point about popular culture and did not take it as a criticism–more a confession of my own narrow point of view. Sorry about the spoiler, although I tried to be vague there. There are still plenty of fun surprises in store for your readers!
The funny thing is some of the biggest nerds I have known have been college profs in English. Oh, they put on a good game in the classroom, but get them outside the room and bring up Star Trek and watch out. I remember one prof had action figures on his wall!
And don’t apologize for anything! It’s all good.
I want more people to hear and learn about the work. And In today’s very congested book world, word of mouth is all you can hope for to break through the wall. Posts like yours make my day… everyday.