Now in the Czech Republic and Slovakia…

My lesbian retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Just Like That, has already been translated for publication in Spain and Germany, and this month (I believe) it is being released in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The translation was done by LePress in the C.R. and joins Karen Williams' Love Spell as the inaugural … Continue reading Now in the Czech Republic and Slovakia…

Becoming Jane, Thoughts

I saw the film tonight and was pleased with it as a movie. The matter of the love affair is highly speculative, and based on very little evidence, but the story is nicely told, and any fan of Austen will enjoy the movie because it is quite like an Austen novel. Anne Hathaway isn't hard … Continue reading Becoming Jane, Thoughts

Based on Actual Events or People – Are There Issues?

How careful does a writer have to be when using real people or events in their lives in a story? There are, I'm quite sure, legal realities that answer this question, but it's easier to wrap my mind around the ethical issues. I am usually upfront with people over small stuff, e.g. "That's a great … Continue reading Based on Actual Events or People – Are There Issues?