I’m excited to report that Meredith Esparza of Austenesque Reviews, a force to be reckoned with in the world of Austen bloggers, has kindly reviewed my book! You can read what she thought here. Thank you so much, Meredith!
About “The Watsons”
Sarah Emsley, whose blog I admire, kindly let me visit it to ruminate about Jane Austen’s unfinished novel “The Watsons” for a couple hundred words. She even more kindly introduced me, and you can read it all here. Thanks so much, Sarah! And good luck with your own project!
In Which I Divulge Who My Favorite Austen Hero Is
Maria Grazia has also done the honor of interviewing me at her blog, “My Jane Austen Book Club.” It’s here, along with a giveaway opportunity. Thanks so much for inviting me, Maria!
Thanks so much to Anna at Diary of an Eccentric for humoring me today with a guest blog post and a giveaway! The post is here.
So, the Audiobook
I am inordinately excited about the audiobook.
I didn’t know there was going to be one until one day in January when I got an email from my editor with names of three possible readers and samples of each reading from other books. They were clearly all very good at their jobs, but I was drawn in particular to the voice of Saskia Maarleveld, by her slight huskiness and her evident facility with accents. There’s a lot of tricky accent work in Project, as Rachel and Liam sometimes talk like themselves and sometimes like British people of 1815.
Yesterday I discovered that a sample of the audiobook is already online! I was thrilled with the sound of it. Saskia has really nailed the way I hear Rachel in my head: her precision and hint of snarkiness. Listening to this sent chills up my spine. In a good way.
More Questions and Answers
I’ve long been a fan of Sarah M. Seltzer, so I was honored when she not only agreed to read my book, but interviewed me in connection with it for her former employer, Flavorwire. (She’s since moved to Kveller).
Here’s a link to that Q&A. Thanks so much, Sarah!