Join me on Tuesday, August 14 as I discuss Jane Austen and the Romance Novel at Blethering About Books as part of Alex’s 7 Weeks of Austen event. I will be giving away a signed copy of Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One. Yippee! While you are there check out the previous entries to celebrate Jane and pop in over the weeks ahead for more fun.
Week 1 – Sense and Sensibility
Week 2 – Pride and Prejudice
Week 3 – Mansfield Park
Week 4 – Emma
Week 5 – Northanger Abbey
Week 6 – Persuasion
Week 7 – All things Austen
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On Wednesday August 15 my “Get to Know the Author” post will appear on the blog of my agent Scott Eagan of Greyhaus Literary Agency. Scott is awesome! Sorry, just had to squee for a second! Scott is running a series of posts by the romance authors he represents and on 8/15 it is my turn. Come by and maybe you will learn something new about me. 🙂 Babbles from Scott Eagan – Meet Our Greyhaus Authors: Sharon Lathan
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Also on Wednesday August 15 it is my turn to blog with my Austen Author pals. This time I am sharing some history I learned while attending The Beau Monde Mini-Conference last month.
Regency Magazines, or What Jane was Reading Come on over and learn something new! And see the bookcover for The Passions of Dr. Darcy.
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*On September 1 & 2 over Labor Day weekend in Decatur, Georgia the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival – the largest independent book festival in the nation – is taking place. More than 300 authors in all genres are participating. You can read more about the festival as a whole here: AJC Decatur Book Festival 2012. What is special this year, and where I and many other Austenesque authors come in, is that the Jane Austen Society of North America Atlanta Region is hugely involved and sponsoring a special event. An unprecedented 27 Austenesque authors are participating! Many will be personally present – Abigail Reynolds, Regina Jeffers, Jack Caldwell, Colette Saucier, Pamela Aiden, and Barbara Cole Tiller just to name a very few – and many others are participating remotely, such as me. All the information can be read on Barbara Cole Tiller’s website Darcyholic Diversions with additional links. All of my books will be there with signed bookplates and bookmarks. Someone will be reading selected excerpts from The Passions of Dr. Darcy that have never been shared. Cool! Taken all together this is an amazing event you don’t want to miss if you live in the general Decatur area. I so wish I could be there personally, but even without me it will be fabulous!
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Meredith at Austenesque Reviews with assistance from Jakki at Leatherbound Reviews and Angie Kroll are once again hosting a month of Jane Austen love. Dozens of authors will be involved, including me! For the entire month of September, every day there will be something Austen related happening and giveaways galore. More information on the planned activities can be read HERE.
My part this year is unique. I will be joining Austen Author Colette Saucier, author of Pulse and Prejudice and All My Tomorrows, for a Live Streaming Chat on Sunday September 16. So excited!! I will have more details as we get closer, but right now Meredith is collecting questions that will be asked in our live chat. You can submit your questions NOW by clicking HERE and filling out the form. Go do it!
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“A festival for wordies, film buffs and artists in the heart of Orange County.” On September 21 & 22 Chapman College in Orange, CA is hosting a two-day fest to celebrate every facet of the written word whether it makes you cry, think or laugh out loud. I will be joining a trio of authors including Syrie James – Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen – to speak on “19th Century Romance Fiction” on Saturday September 22 at 9AM. Afterwards I will be signing books too! All the information on this mega event for Southern California can be read here: Big Orange Book Festival Click the “speakers” link to see who will be appearing during the festival. I’m there too! If you live in the area be sure to mark your calendar and stop in to see me.
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I am partaking in the HUGE Night Owl Romance Online Scavenger Hunt taking place all through September and October. What is a Web Hunt? It is similar to a regular scavenger hunt, but performed on the web. You visit websites and find the answer to a question. Along the way you can find great new authors and new titles while entering to win prizes.
Details can be read by clicking the image or above link. 100 romance authors are involved with prizes like you would not believe! I will be giving away FIVE signed copies of Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy and a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. Check it out and join into the fun.