Sep 072018
 

Hi friends! I’m so excited to welcome Lory Lilian, one of my favorite authors, back to Austenesque Reviews today! As many readers in the Austenesque genre, I’ve been a long-time admirer of Lory’s stories and love the exquisitely beautiful romances she creates between Darcy and Lizzy! I’m especially glad that Lory has published so many of her stories and that she is continuing to write more!! ::happy dance:: Today Lory is sharing a very special, thrilling, and inspiring post about her writing journey! We hope you enjoy!!

Turning the Dream into a Dream Job

Dear Meredith, it gives me so much joy and such a boost of energy every time I visit your site. How long has it been since you invited me the first time? Maybe eight years? Or more?

I am here today to celebrate with you and with your awesome readers (many of them my cyber friends too) some round numbers:

  • 50 years of life
  • 35 years of being in love with Pride and Prejudice and dreaming about Darcy and Elizabeth
  • 15 years since I first heard of JAFF and realised many other people shared my passion
  • 13 years since I finished my first JAFF story, Rainy Days
  • 5 years since my first attempt at becoming a full-time writer, which has failed until now. Hopefully, that will change soon.

After so many years in fandom, what can I say about myself that people do not already know?

Everything started about three and a half decades ago when I first read Pride and Prejudice. Continue reading »

Sep 052018
 

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Hi friends! How is September treating you so far? Are you ready for autumn? (I’m not!) lol! I can never get enough of the beach and summer weather. 😉

Speaking of, we’ve been trying to soak up as much summer as possible this past month! Even though Mr. Bingley and I have had a lot of house projects and work projects to keep us busy, we’ve managed to fit in some lovely visits to the beach.

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Aug 032018
 

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Hi friends! I hope August is treating you well so far! As per usual, the months feel like they are flying by! And I don’t want them too!

July went especially fast for us! I think with the 4th of July and a couple of small trips we took (and working busily in between) we were so active that the month was over before we knew it!

Where did we go in July you ask?

Our first trip was a weekend in Asheville, NC. Mr. Bingley had a wedding to play for and we decided to make a weekend out of it. Mr. Bingley played at this gorgeous venue!

We did have some rain, but that made for some cool “misty mountain” moments.  Continue reading »