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It’s Ask the Author time!

July is upon us and a new book is out by our guest

Maria Grace

Maria Grace

In June, Maria Grace released her newest JAFF novel
Mistaking Her Character.


Maria Grace is here to answer your questions, so don’t waste time and leave them in the comment thread below!

But wait!!! Maria Grace is offering one e-book of Mistaking Her Character for a giveaway! Usual rules apply – Every person who submits a question gets one chance entered into the pot. If you submit a question and a comment on the final interview you get two chances!

I hope everyone has a query for Maria Grace!

All questions must be submitted by Friday, 10 July.

The final interview will be posted Monday, 13 July.

Final date for comments to be entered into the drawing Wednesday, 15 July.

Winner will be announced Friday, 17 July! 

Leave me your questions in the comments below!

Good luck everyone!!


10 thoughts on “July – Maria Grace!

  1. JerryT says:

    Mistaking Her Character is an excellent read. I rated it 5 stars on amazon.


  2. BeckyC says:

    Maria, I have enjoyed reading your WIP as you post chapter by chapter. What motivates you to use this process? Also, what is your favourite of all your books?

    Thank you for the giveaway.


  3. When I saw who your victim was this month, Leslie, I did a happy dance. Yes!!! Here goes (I just hope nobody notices that I list several questions under each number to make it look like I’m not being so nosy):

    1) Since you are married to the rare specimen of manliness who is willing to dress in Regency togs and wear it with considerable style, would you please tell us a bit about your marriage, Maria Grace? How long have you been married to your Mr. Darcy? How does he feel about your writing career? Has he read Jane Austen? Does he read your stories?
    2) Have you always been a writer?
    3) If your family could chose one of Jane Austen’s characters to describe you, who would it be?
    4) Which is your favorite part of the writing process? Your least favorite?
    5) Who is your favorite Austen hero?
    6) Do you read other authors that were Jane Austen contemporaries? (Radcliffe, Bronte sisters)
    7) If you were stranded on a desert island with only five books, which five would you choose?
    8) Do you use an outline when you write or do you write by the seat of your pants?
    9) What is your biggest distraction to getting a story done? Do you write on schedule or when the muse moves you?
    10) Who is the Jane Austen character you think you are most like?


    1. Oh good heavens! I forgot to ask some of my favorites.

      11) Do you have a favorite book that you read when you need to relax with a “friend”?
      12) In this story, Mr. Bennet is horrid. How did he come to be such a character in your thinking?


  4. Lúthien84 says:

    1) This is my favourite question for authors of JAFF. I know the majority tend to write P&P stories because it is their favourite Jane Austen novel and the story gives us many ideas on how to continue the plot, retell it from a different character or point of view and even diverge somewhere in the original book. What is your opinion on this?
    2) Any thoughts on writing an Austenesque story other than P&P? Persuasion, Emma or perhaps S&S or NA? I’m hoping you will write a Persuasion-based story as it is one of my favourite novel.
    3) What is your next book and when can we expect it will be published?
    4) Is there a chance that you will publish a book that has nothing to do with JAFF?
    5) All of your published works are historical based. Do you plan to try your hand at writing a modern story in future?


  5. abucksworth says:

    Your books and stories always seem to have a “jumping off” point of a JA book, but you do something very different and show us a whole world that is different. How do you begin to research for this, as I know it must take a lot of research.


  6. Dung says:

    I had not had the opportunity to read any of your novels (Given Good Principles series) yet, but it’s high on my TBR list of series to read. What inspired you to write the series? How did you come up with the concept for Mistaking Her Character? On goodread it says it volume I. Will there be more to the series and if so how many?


  7. Nicole says:

    Did you have more fun/interest in writing about ODC in Mistaking Her Character or Lydia in the sequel? I found the plot very original and loved the twists and layers that were added! Thank you for writing!


  8. Maria Grace, can I just say that I hated my Mr. Bennet in A Father’s Sins, but I LOATHED yours. Talk about a well-written character.


  9. Thanks for all of your great questions! Call for questions is closed. I’ll post the final interview on Monday.


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