More exciting updates about the upcoming title, Pride and Prejudice and Kitties
, co-authored by our own Debbie Guyol. First of all, April 8
is the official publication date. And there is a new and updated web site dedicated to the book, at http://prideandprejudiceandkitties.com/
There are also two regional book readings to celebrate this new title:
- April 15: Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, Beaverton, Oregon, 7 pm
- May 7: Broadway Books, Portland, Oregon, 7 pm
There is much more info available on the site, including Austen Links, Kitty Links, How to Photograph a Cat, and a Photo Gallery!
There is a new Pride and Prejudice
-inspired sequel available on Amazon Kindle, entitled Mrs. Bennet's Menopause,
by Lucy Kate King.
King is a Jane Austen fan, and this whole project has been a labour of love. King and her husband, Jon Lydon, live a short distance from the little village of Godmersham in Kent, England, where Jane Austen wrote her first drafts of Sense and Sensibility
and Pride and Prejudice
Any visitors to Kent from your group with an historical interest should get in touch, as they may be able to offer them some English hospitality! Jon Lydon and his author wife, Lucy Kate King, wish our JASNA group best wishes and good luck!
The ebook link is available on Amazon here at http://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Bennets-Menopause-ebook/dp/B00BGV9QSO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361988593&sr=8-1&keywords=mrs+bennets+menopause
If anyone will be travelling to Denver in early spring...
The Denver Center Theatre Company has assembled a stellar group of Broadway performers to bring Jane Austen's beloved romance to life in SENSE & SENSIBILITY THE MUSICAL
.The much-anticipated production,
book and lyrics by Jeffrey Haddow
and music by Neal Hampton,
will be staged by Director and Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge
, whose recent Broadway revival ofRagtime
received seven Tony Award nominations. SENSE & SENSIBILITY THE MUSICAL
will receive its world premiere production April 5 – May 26, 2013
in The Stage Theatre at the Denver Center for Performing Arts at 14th and Champa.
For tickets and more information, please visit The Denver Center website at www.denvercenter.org
**Please be advised that The Denver Center for the Performing Arts – denvercenter.org
– is the ONLY authorized online seller of tickets for Denver Center Attractions (the Broadway touring productions) and the Denver Center Theatre Company (the resident theatre company productions).
Below is the final cover for Pride and Prejudice and Kitties
, co-written by our own Debbie Guyol.
Although this title isn't officially published yet -- it's due out in the spring -- it has already made it to a Wall Street slideshow honoring "All Things Austen
", in honor of the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice
. How exciting!
Check out the Wall Street slideshow by clicking here
One of our members, Debbie Guyol, has been working on a wonderful Austen-related book project, and the book's publication is set for the spring!
She wanted to share the (not-quite-final) cover of the forthcoming publication, Pride and Prejudice and Kitties, pictured at right. Such a fun cover design!
The publication date is set for April 1, 2013, and more news will follow as it develops.
Please click here
for prior posts on this web site regarding Debbie's book and related web site project, Austencats
Cover posted with author's permission.
A new Austen title came out this past summer, All Roads Lead to Austen: A Year-long Journey with Jane
, written by Amy Smith.
This title comes highly recommended by our very own Pauline Beard: "[N]o monsters or mash ups -- just a really good travel/memoir of an English professor traveling in Mexico and South America, setting up book clubs to discuss Jane Austen's novels... and she finds her own Darcy! I loved it!"
For more on this fun title, click here for a review via the AustenProse site
, and here for more info through Amazon.com
The "Lizzie Bennet Diaries" are a series of short YouTube videos chronicling the life of 20-something Lizzie Bennet. A fun, modern and charming update of Pride & Prejudice
There are 24 web episodes so far, and each episode lasts 3-5 minutes. The first episode is linked below.
The "Lizzie Bennet Diaries" web site is here at http://lizziebennetdiaries.tumblr.com
, or you can go straight to the video playlist on YouTube here at http://www.youtube.com/user/LizzieBennet
Hello all you JASNA OR/SW Washington Fans!
Below is a message/request from our member Debbie Guyol. She is working on a wonderful book project and could use our help!! If you can help her please let her know directly. Enjoy ~ Janet Rohrbaugh
I reported in January that my co-author and I had an agent for our silly book project, Pride and Prejudice and Kitties
, or Purr and Petulance
[see the Austencats web site
plus an earlier blog post
about the site]. Well, now we have a publisher! And we have cat-photos to take. Well, I do anyway (my friend is back East). And perhaps some local Janeites could help.
- Seeking photogenic cats in the Portland area
- Regency props?
- Does anyone have household decor that could pass for Regency? (Haha, long shot, I know!) That I could photograph for possible Photoshop use?
Anyone who'd like to share can respond directly to me.
Big thank you!