I’ve been traveling. Virtually, that is. It’s called a blog tour, which is the 21st century version of a book tour. My first stop? The wonderful land of Austenprose, a popular Jane Austen blog self-styled as a place where “There is a monsterous deal of stupid quizzing, & common-place nonsense talked, but scarcely any wit.” (Jane in a letter to her sister Cassandra, April 21, 1805).
The proprietress, Laurel Ann Nattress, invited me to make a guest blog appearance there describing my inspiration for The Darcys of Pemberley and my journey to publication. So, two days ago, I added my bit of “nonsense” to her considerable collection. Please visit Austenprose yourself to read it. Then skip ahead to the Aug. 17th post to see a review of The Darcys of Pemberely by Kimberley Denny-Ryder.
Now, I’m off to Italy! Okay, it’s actually virtual Italy, for another guest blogging stop. I’ll send you a postcard.
Nice. It sounds like you’ve managed to hook into a whole alternative publishing network. I hope the “tour” goes well!
Yeah, but it’s not so “altenative.” It’s becoming very mainstream.
Any Darcys of Pemberley readers in New Zealand yet? Remember, I appointed you my official ambasador there. lol
Also, aren’t you blogging anymore? I tried to visit but WordPress says your blog doesn’t exist.
These sites are amazing. I read Laurel Anne’s, Maria’s, Merediths, Mary’s, and several others almost daily or every few days. Sometimes I have to skim since it can be overwhelming but there are so many fascinating, enjoyable and educational sites available. I’m sure they can be a big help in getting the word out also so to speak. I know I don’t read the Amazon reviews nearly as much as I do Goodreads, Paperback Swap, and the ones mentioned above.
Yes, Susan. So many wonderful blogs; so little time. I have the same problem. I’m deeply indebted to all my friends from FB and Twitter for helping me get the word out. I met Laurel Ann by entering her Jane Austen Made Me Do It short story contest, which helped to open that door. Meredith’s going to do a review on the book in Sept, I think. It’s been a very exciting month!