Visiting Austen: Introducing My New Novel A JANE AUSTEN DAYDREAM

A Jane Austen DaydreamA JANE AUSTEN DAYDREAM is published by Madison Street Publishing and can be purchased in print and as an eBook for only $3.99 via amazon.com here.  

I went to England to find Jane Austen.

To be honest, I also went to find Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, George Elliot, John Keats, William Shakespeare (or whoever wrote his plays), J.R.R. Tolkien, and Winnie-the-Pooh.

(Winnie-the-Pooh? Yeah, with some research, I figured out where the real 100-Acre Woods is located and spent a day wandering the fields, visiting Roo’s Sandy Place, sitting at the Enchanted Place, finding the north pole, playing poohstick on the actual poohstick bridge. As a kid who has fond memories growing up with A.A. Milne’s classic books, I was in children literature heaven. It is a magical and natural place, please don’t tell Disney!)

That was me at age 23, Scott the explorer, the new college grad, future “bestselling” author (in my mind), chasing down the legends, my heroes. I’m not sure what lofty goals I had, per se, in making the six-week solo trip to England. I mean, I wasn’t expecting any “haunting” encounters or secret treasures to discover, but it was a voyage I needed to take. I needed to escape the confines of my small West Michigan world, and chase down the locations that made my heroes… well… heroes. Continue reading

A Jane Austen Daydream… available for the time being…

A painting of Jane by her sister, Cassandra

While A JANE AUSTEN DAYDREAM is done with posts and chapters via Green Spot Blue, the complete novel is still available for the time being online.  You can find all of the links to the chapter (as well as exclusive introduction for the online publication) via the A JANE AUSTEN DAYDREAM page here-

https://sdsouthard.wordpress.com/a-jane-austen-daydream/

My hope is for the book to find a home with a publisher and/or ebook publisher and I am actively pursuing  that direction with the novel (well, at least trying to, but we’ll see what happens… fingers crossed and all. You never know really what is going to catch the eye of a publisher or an agent).  When that hopefully occurs the page will probably need to be taken down.

I hope you enjoyed the book (or will enjoy it). For me it was a great pleasure writing the book and sharing it with you. Please, if you enjoyed the work, share it with a friend. If you wish to ever comment on the book or write to me, I do read posts and comments on this blog.

Thank you.