Jul 062018

Hi readers! I am very excited to welcome Paisley James, author of a recently released Pride and Prejudice variation titled, To Save and Protect (which sounds phenomenal btw!), to Austenesque Reviews today! To Save and Protect is Ms. James’s debut release and I’m very happy to have this opportunity to have her visit my blog and chat about writing, her new release, and Jane Austen!

Welcome, Paisely! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Since you are a new author to me and some of my readers, how about we start off with you telling us a little bit about yourself. How long have you been writing? When did you first encounter Jane Austen?

Thank you so much for this interview, Meredith. Let me begin by saying that Paisley James is my pen name. Like many other writers, my love for writing goes hand-in-hand with an even greater love for reading. I started reading great works of literature when I was nine and was introduced to Pride and Prejudice when I was eleven. Needless to say that I fell in love with it and it has been my favourite novel ever since. I have been writing for some time now, but To Save and Protect is my first published work.

That’s so impressive that you read classics at such a young age and how lovely that you  fell in love with and have been in love with Pride and Prejudice all these years! Now tell us a little about your debut novel, To Save and Protect. How did you come up with the idea for this story? What inspired the premise? Continue reading »

Jul 042018


Happy 4th of July to those who are celebrating! And to my friends in Canada, I hope you enjoyed a lovely Canada Day!  Anyone doing anything fun to celebrate? We are off to the beach for the whole day – yay! I know it will be mad-busy, but I don’t care! Should be fun.  🙂

As for what we’ve been up to in June…so much! Lots of traveling, lots of camping, lots of family. 🙂  At the beginning of the month we had our first camping trip on our beloved Carolina Beach for Mr. Bingley’s birthday.

And from there we traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina for more gig/camping trips. (Whenever Mr. Bingley has a wedding to play for out of town, we’ve decided to turn it into a little bit of a weekend trip!) Continue reading »