Being a part of the worldwide Jane Austen fan club, I'm rewriting and modernizing all 6 of the Austen novels for teens.
Each of my books start in the rural city area of Farmington, New Mexico, USA.
Here is a list of The Jane Austen Diaries and their blurbs:
Taylor always gets what he wants—until now.
Chloe Elizabeth Hart despises the conceited antics of the popular crowd, or more importantly, one very annoying self-possessed guy, Taylor Anderson, who seems determined to make her the president of his fan club. As if! Every girl in the whole city of Farmington, NM, is in love with him, but he seems to be only interested in Chloe.
This modern high school adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is a battle of wits as Chloe desperately tries to remain the only girl who can avoid the inevitable—falling for Taylor.
BOOK TWO: Northanger Alibi (November 2011)
Seattle Washington, and the Russo family, are no match for Claire Hart and her savvy knowledge of all things vampire related. Thanks to her saw one, it's Claire. And she's positive totally hot Tony Russo is a vampire, she just has to prove it! Follow Claire's hilarious journey on her first summer adventure away from home, where she learns everything isn't what it seems, and in some instances, reality is way better than anything she'd ever find in a book!
I knew from the beginning that Northanger Abbey would be my biggest challenge to rewrite. Since it is the most unfamiliar/unread of all the Austen books. I love it! I think it is extremely funny and a complete satire of the Gothic novels that were popular at the time. To modernize this, I needed to base my story off of massively popular modern gothic novels. Enter the Twilight Series, by Stephenie Meyer
BOOK THREE: Persuaded (Spring 2012)
What if the one guy you loved--more than anyone--happened to be the same guy you flung aside and broke his heart, four years ago? And what if he happened to waltz back into your life again and be hotter than ever and worth millions? And what if every gorgeous girl who saw him fell madly in love with him? Would he take you back--or would he fling you aside like you deserved?
BOOK FOUR: Emmalee
Emmalee Bradford has everything; beauty, wealth, popularity, and a family that loves her. What more could she want? Join Emma on a hilarious journey where she learns that she may think she has control of the world around her, but in all reality she is just as clueless as the rest of us!
BOOK FIVE: Mansfield Ranch
All Lilly Price had ever known was living in the shadow of her widely successful adoptive family. Until a twist of fate deals Lilly the hand of the most popular guy in Bloomfield--instantly, everything flips upside down. Now she must choose between the unavailable love of her life--or the guy who promises to be available forever.
BOOK SIX: Sensible & Sensational
(Dream state) I haven't even started this one yet...