Suprise Novelist

Another one of my “virtual” friends (someone I got to know through Twitter) had me over for a visit today. Actually, she invited me to guest blog about how I got started writing:

Thank you, Nancy, for inviting me to guest blog for your readers. I love making connections with other fans of Jane Austen, and talking about how I happened to write my first novel, The Darcys of Pemberley.

I was as surprised as anyone that I should turn out to be a novelist. You see, although I’d dabbled in other creative mediums (music, art), I’d never given any serious thought to writing. Besides, I had a practical career, a house and husband to look after, and two sons to raise. I barely had time to read a book, let alone write one.  Then about eight years ago…  (continue by following link to Nancy’s blog)


“Such kind friends, you know, Miss Woodhouse, one must always find agreeable … I shall always think it a very pleasant party, and feel extremely obliged to the kind friends who included me in it.”  (Emma, chapter 44)

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About Shannon Winslow

author of historical fiction in the tradition of Jane Austen
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2 Responses to Suprise Novelist

  1. Nancy Kelley says:

    Thanks again for guest blogging today, Shannon. I enjoyed the story of how you stumbled into writing.

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