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Jane Austen and Ghosts.

Not only do I write Regency and Romance, but this can take a humorous turn. Some years back, I am sure readers of this blog will be aware that some writers began to take great liberty with Jane Austen and her works. Pride and Prejudice being liberally rewritten with the inclusion of zombies. Then other books appeared with sea monsters, and werewolves and vampires. President Lincoln has even made it to the big screen where he is intent on sending foul creatures to hell.

It occurred to me, even before I read any of this literature, that Jane would probably not appreciate what had been done to her classic piece. That the tales and her life have become visual spectacles that we enjoy she might not like either, but is perhaps resigned to. That zombies, ghosts and vampires are now used to follow her own plot lines would I think, have her turning over in her grave. Jane Austen and Ghosts is my take on that.

It is now available in a variety of formats. For $4.99 for your eReaders and $8.99 for paperback you can get this Jane Austen adventure.

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In the world of moviemaking, nothing is as golden as rebooting a classic tale that has made fortunes every time before when it has been adapted for the silver screen. Certainly any work by Jane Austen made into a movie will not only be bankable, but also considered a work of art.

That is of course until the current wave of adaptations that unite her classic stories with all the elements of the afterlife is attempted to be created. That these have found success in the marketplace amongst booklovers may not be quite understood by those who make movies. But that they are a success is understood and a reason to make them into movies.

All that being said, perhaps it would also be fair to say that the very proper Jane, were she present to have anything to say about it, would not be pleased. Of course she has been away from this Earth for nearly 200 hundred years. But does that mean were she upset enough, she wouldn’t come back?

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Having finished editing another of our fantasy books, I have started to lean to the idea that perhaps a professional artist might be better than my own renditions, of Trolls, warriors and Dragons.

If anyone knows of someone who would like to discuss designing a cover for RAP, please get in contact with us.

Otherwise we may end up with this

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Having finished editing another of our fantasy books, I have started to lean to the idea that perhaps a professional artist might be better than my own renditions, of Trolls, warriors and Dragons.

If anyone knows of someone who would like to discuss designing a cover for RAP, please get in contact with us.

Otherwise we may end up with this

Screenshot_2_2_13_3_55_PM-2013-02-24-07-19.jpg

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I have signed the contracts!

My story, Micawber and Copperfield and the Great Diamond Heist of 1879 has been accepted by Xchyler Publishing for their anthology on Steampunk. More details on this will follow!

Check out Xchyler on the internet, or at their Facebook page.

But this is a Steampunk story, and the publisher would like a picture for inclusion in the book.

I sent them two choices, but we are undecided which one.

There is the professional picture

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and the more Victorian picture, which would be Steampunky.

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Which do our readers prefer?

Please comment below

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Having finished editing another of our fantasy books, I have started to lean to the idea that perhaps a professional artist might be better than my own renditions, of Trolls, warriors and Dragons.

If anyone knows of someone who would like to discuss designing a cover for RAP, please get in contact with us.

Otherwise we may end up with this

Screenshot_2_2_13_3_55_PM-2013-02-17-07-57.jpg

Read Full Post »

I have signed the contracts!

My story, Micawber and Copperfield and the Great Diamond Heist of 1879 has been accepted by Xchyler Publishing for their anthology on Steampunk. More details on this will follow!

Check out Xchyler on the internet, or at their Facebook page.

But this is a Steampunk story, and the publisher would like a picture for inclusion in the book.

I sent them two choices, but we are undecided which one.

There is the professional picture

image-2013-02-17-00-01.jpeg

and the more Victorian picture, which would be Steampunky.

1__%252524%252521%252540%252521__image-2013-02-17-00-01.jpeg

Which do our readers prefer?

Please comment below

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These last few weeks I have been profiling here at The Things That Catch My Eye, chapters excerpted from Steam and Thunder, and The Prize is Not as Great As You Think.

I still have another chapter or two of the Prize to impart, but I am stopping midway in each book so that I have whetted your appetites. I also have found that many unscrupulous people will cut and paste my writing and others into one long document and claim that they have written the story I have. Thus it is best to only show half the book to you all.

But the whole story not having been revealed, so to the publishing story.

I want to have these two books be Kickstarter projects but to elevate our normal publication scheme. I want to use a professional cover, and illustrations for each chapter. To do this, I need feedback. One that you would like to see the books done so.

But also I need to work up the budget and need quotes from professionals in the field. Those who would like a gig as an illustrator for the books, or more than one. And copyeditors. Please send me your info in the comments section.

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