My Speech on Jane Austen’s Influence

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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Wow! What a delightful speech, Sharon. I truly enjoyed listening. 🙂


Absolutely wonderful Sharon!! Something new from you is always wonderful and to listen to your voice is a plus. I think you should use your voice and record one of your novels!!!

jenni james

I love this post! What an awesome experience. And no, there’s never enough Jane Austen! 🙂


Great job Sharon!
I completely fell in love with the BBC Colin Firth production and have watched every movie of P & P since then. That one was the best, in my opinion. You and Linda Berdoll also made my top reading list. I’ve always loved historicals but Austen and Diana Gabaldon pushed me into to theater of romance more fully. My debut novel, “The Accidental Wife” will be released this Wednesday and a sequel is already a WIP.


Sharon, I’ve got more butterflies today than when I won my first writing contest at age 10! I had to show the winning telegram to my class–and blew the $5 prize on candy. My destiny was set! Here is the link to get THE ACCIDENTAL WIFE from my publisher at an eBook discount for a new release. Print version is also available there and at Amazon, Kobo, Bookstrand, and Itunes for IOS users. If you ever need a new guest to interview, put me on the list! I have some great stories about this book… also some 5 star reviews and a new blog about kissing the Blarney Stone on my website at

Danielle C

These are the things I miss from back in the US, my local theater. I always make sure to catch a play when I visit in the summers.

Loved your “lessons” by the way. 🙂


Great speech Sharon. I totally agree with your closing quote that Jane will be popular for all time because the reader can put their own interpretation into her words. I am also sure that there will still be people writing variations. It was lovely to see you in person after reading your books. Thanks again.

Joana Starnes

What amazing event! Wish I could have been there!

Stephanie L

I wish they did these types of things around here! I’m at work so can’t watch your speech now, but I will definitely later. Go Sharon!!

Jerry T

Great speech! Thank you for remaking it for YouTube. 🙂

Wendy Roberts

I would have loved to have been there! (on a side note, I want that horse-thingy!)

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