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What's In the Works

I'm writing another Jane Austen adaptation with my next book, and I am having so much fun with it. This time, I'm modernizing Northanger Abbey, and I'm giving it a Hitchcock twist. Right now, I'm on the second draft--revising, revising, revising.

I love the older Hitchcock movies, and it's been fun to play around with them in a not-so-scary way.

One of my rules for writing a satisfying retelling is to know which scenes are reader favorites. For example, I wouldn’t want to write a modern Persuasion without having a letter from Captain Wentworth at the end, nor would I want to skip Darcy’s insult to Elizabeth at the beginning of Pride and Prejudice. I plan to include as many favorite scenes as I can in this book, and I would love to know which scenes you like best in Northanger Abbey. One of my favorite scenes from the beginning of Northanger Abbey is when Henry Tilney compares dancing to marriage. It’s such a cute way for him to flirt with her, but it’s not so easy t…

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