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It’s Ask the Author time!

The children are back in school once again, and while I’ll miss them during the day, I can now get my nose back to the grindstone!

So, how should we celebrate?
I think with a new Ask the Author!

And I’m super-excited this month to say that

Lory Lilian
is our Ask the Author victim!

Lory, author of the wonderful Rainy Days, Remembrance of the Past, His Uncle’s Favorite, and The Perfect Match has just released her newest JAFF novel Sketching Mr. Darcy!



Blurb for Sketching Mr. Darcy

The morning after the Netherfield Ball, Fitzwilliam Darcy is ready to leave Hertfordshire, taking his friend Bingley away from the lady of his choice and distancing himself from her sister, who has disturbed his tranquility for weeks.

The path, meant to lead him away, unexpectedly brings him close to the person he most wants to avoid, and saving Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s life becomes not only his immediate goal but also a decision that affects his future.

A strong and powerful yet forgotten bond from their past—combined with startling events in the present—brings Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy into a marriage not planned but accepted by both, forcing them to break the barriers between them in order to build their future happiness.

The book includes mature content.



Remembrance of the Past is one of my favourite fics, so I am so excited to have Lory here to answer questions!


**Before you go don’t forget to leave that question because Lory is offering one paperback of Sketching Mr. Darcy and one e-book as a giveaway and the giveaway is open internationally! Everyone who leaves a question or more gets their name put into the pot once, but if you leave a question and give a comment on the final interview, you get two chances to win!

I hope everyone has a query or two for Lory!

All questions must be submitted by Friday, 11 September.

The final interview will be posted Monday, 14 September.

Final date for comments to be entered into the drawing Wednesday, 16 September.

Winner will be announced Friday, 18 September! 

Leave Lory your questions in the comments below!

Good luck everyone!!


15 thoughts on “September – Lory Lilian

  1. Barbara says:

    Lory–Please give us a preview of your next book.Are you working on sequel to Rainy Days?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Glynis says:

    How do you come up with such wonderful ideas? I have read all your books numerous times including Sketching Mr Darcy 😊 and can’t decide which is my favourite – usually whichever one I am reading. How is the sequel to Rainy Days coming along? Any ideas on a release date yet? I would love to win the paperback as I already have the ebook. Thanks for offering the chance. Happy writing 😄

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  3. anadarcy says:

    What will be your favourite character from Pride and Prejudice if I do not let you choose Elizabeth or Darcy? and why?

    Apart from darcy, what jane Auten´s gentleman do you prefer? and why?

    After reading that blurb, I really want to read what happens for them to getting married, what bond is that??

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  4. tgruy says:

    Since I have a blank mind… what is your favorite color?


  5. suzanlauder says:

    You’re one of the longest standing JAFF writers. How has the genre changed over the years? Name one really good thing and one thing that makes you sad about the changes.

    Because English is not your native tongue, you must work twice as hard to write. Are there areas where it’s harder to express yourself? Are there words in English that just make you laugh because they are so strange?

    I know from talking to you that you’re among those of us who enjoy mild erotic romantic scenes. If you were giving advice to new authors, what would you say regarding writing steamy scenes? Similarly, you have some stories with high angst. What would your advice be in that area?

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  6. Lúthien84 says:

    I read from the back cover of your last release, The Perfect Match, you will be releasing a book titled My Husband, Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy. Has the title been changed into Sketching Mr. Darcy or is it still in progress?

    I know JAFF writers prefer to write stories based on the characters or themes of Pride and Prejudice from the plethora of new books published every month. Have you thought of writing books based on other Jane Austen’s novels like Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility or Emma?

    All your books published so far are based on Jane Austen’s time. How comfortable are you on writing modern stories? Have you attempted to begin writing them but found that it not to your liking?

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  7. Lynn Bischoff says:

    Realy enjoy your stories. I am wondering whether your next book will be a continuation of P&P or another reimagining? I must admit I love it when we get to see life after the wedding.

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  8. Lory Lilian says:

    Thanks everyone for your lovely questions – looking forward to answer them ! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Shannon says:

    His Uncle’s Favorite is one of my fav Austenesque books of all time. I was always curious though if the title referred to Wickham, Elizabeth or both? Was the side plot of the Earl and Mrs. Gardiner originally part of the plan for that book or did it come about as you were writing? Finally, do you already have another book in progress?


  10. I have thoroughly enjoyed each of your books with Remembrance of the Past as the top of the list. Which of the books you have written is your favorite? Who is your favorite character in the stories you have written and who is your least favorite? What do you do to help your muse (walking, jogging, gardening, listening to music, etc.) when writing a story? What is your native language? I am looking forward to reading your answers.

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  11. junewilliams7 says:

    Hi, Lori! Now that you are a veteran author…. which of your books was the easiest to write? The most difficult to write?

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  12. klb0823 says:

    I have all of your books and read them often. I have 2 questions: What will the next book be about? When will it be published? I am a greedy girl. 🙂

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  13. Lory, Lory, Lory! I was hoping Leslie would ask you to be here. There’s a bit of mystic with you being from a non-English speaking country – you are JAFF’s exotic and mysterious foreigner. So, I do hope you don’t mind a question or two. Or three. Or more.

    1) Who is the easiest character to write – Darcy or Lizzy?
    2) Do you have a specific actor in mind when you write your main characters? (Firth/Macfadyen or Ehle/Knightley)
    3) Of all of Jane Austen’s characters, who would your closest friends say you are most like?
    4) Do you write from an outline?
    5) Do you have a specific time each day when you are most creative?
    6) Do you have background music or complete quiet to write?
    7) If you could pair a hero and heroine from any of Jane Austen’s books with Lizzy (other than Darcy), who would it be?
    8) What is your second favorite Jane Austen story?
    9) Which Pride and Prejudice character would you most like to have over for tea?
    10) If you could ask Jane Austen one question, what would it be?
    11) Does your family know you write Jane Austen fiction and are a globally famous author?
    12) If you could travel back in time to the Regency period with a small suitcase, what would you take with you?

    Thank you, Lory, for allowing us to get to know you better.

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  14. Michelle Hall says:

    Hi Lory, it’s Michelle, your UK stalker!! Have you ever been to England and visited where Jane Austen used to live or visited any of the locations where P & P was filmed? If not and you could only visit one location in England, where and what would it be?

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  15. Call for questions is closed! Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit an inquiry. Check back Monday for the completed interview!


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