News and Updates: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Welcome to (or back to) Austen Promises! Below are my news and updates for this week. Enjoy!


Week four (at least here in Ohio) of staying at home. How are you holding up?

In writing news, I am proud and excited to announce that Darcy’s Uneasy Betrothal will go live on Monday (this coming Monday, April 20, 2020). Yay! <3


I’ll be giving away two e-book copies on April 27th with my Austen Authors post.


For those who miss out on the freebie, the book can be pre-ordered here until Monday, when it goes live. As a reminder, this book is priced $2 less than normal to match the rest of my novels during this crisis period. Also, it’s part of the Kindle Unlimited program until July, so if you have a subscription, you can borrow it instead of buy, if you like.


I have to share with you all that I have managed to get all three editions – e-book, print, and large print – formatted and live for launch day. I am SO EXCITED about this! In five and a half years of publishing, this is the first time I’ve had my ducks in a row so well. <3


I have the next book plotted out, or what passes for it in my world. LOL I went ahead and made a portable plotting notebook for it, too, just in case the world rights itself again in the next eight weeks and I can write out again. LOL This new story has no name, as of yet. It takes place a couple years before canon and I altered the ages of some of the characters to make it work.


Did you know that my friend, Rose Fairbanks, has created a blog to track aaallll the JAFF that’s free or price-reduced? She has! It’s called The Reading Reticule and can be found at this link. She’s included covers and blurbs, as well as links. She’s working hard to get every reduced-price JAFF she can find included in one of her categories. Thanks, Rose! <3

In personal news, I’ve noticed I’ve fallen off with any routines I had. This morning, I spent three hours loafing on the couch after breakfast. That’s way too much time to waste. In the end, it was okay, because I balanced my checkbook and discovered a major math mistake. I had originally intended to go grocery shopping, and if I had, I’d have overdrawn my account!!

In Ohio, the governor is going to allow businesses to slowly begin to open next month, if they meet certain requirements and continue to follow certain protocols. I’m happy about it. Very happy. But, I anticipate being forced to write from home until at least next January, if not longer. I’m not terribly pleased about that, but there’s nothing I can do, so I’ll suck it up.


How are you? Are you well? Do you have what you need? Have you refrained from strangling kids, spouse, and pets? Feel free to drop me a line and let me know you’re okay, or even if you have a prayer request. I love to hear from my readers! <3



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