Hello dear readers, today Austenesque Reviews is paid a visit from a lovely new author, Joy Dawn King, who just published a new Pride and Prejudice variation titled A Father’s Sins. Joy has thoughtfully prepared a little Q&A and excerpt to share with you today,which I, myself, very much enjoyed reading! I hope you enjoy learning more about Joy, her writing, and her new novel, A Father’s Sins!
Meredith, thank you so much for the invitation. Please try to understand how exciting this is for me. Ecuador is not the most technologically advanced country in the world and blogs are new to me. We do have Internet in the Andes Mountains, but it is often intermittent so we tend to do only the necessary things in case we lose electricity. This is so EXCITING!
It has been just over two months since the release of your debut novel, A Father’s Sins. What has been the biggest surprise so far?
The outpouring of support from other JA writers has been phenomenal. It is a wonderful community of kind, helpful people. In fact, I would not have put pen to paper, or rather, fingers to keyboard, if it had not been for two such individuals. I have blatantly pointed my finger to Jan Hahn as the instigator, but realized not long after that Kara Louise bears equal responsibility. Jan’s book The Journey first drew my attention to a different Darcy. I loved the man she wrote about and longed to read more about him. Then, Kara’s book Master Under Good Regulation deepened my love for Jane Austen’s characters and drew out such strong emotions in me, making me break out in sad/happy (sappy?) tears at the end. These women will forever have my deepest appreciation along with others, like Wendi Sotis and Janet Taylor, who have helped and encouraged me to continue writing. Continue reading »