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It’s Ask the Author time!

Fall has certainly arrived and I’m enjoying the cooler weather!

I’m also excited that we have a new
Ask the Author victim!

Everyone get busy and welcome

Kara Louise


with a question or two!

In June, Kara Louise added her newest JAFF novel
Mr. Darcy’s Rival


to the impressive list of novels she’s written!

And there are still more!!

Kara Louise is waiting, leave your questions in the comment thread below!

While we’re on the subject of questions, please read the comments posted before yours so we don’t have repeats!

But wait!!! Kara Louise is offering one e-book of Mr. Darcy’s Rival 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 Kara Louise!

All questions must be submitted by Friday, 9 October.

The final interview will be posted Monday, 12 October.

Final date for comments to be entered into the drawing Wednesday, 14 October.

Winner will be announced Friday, 16 October! 

Leave your questions in the comments below! 

Good luck everyone!!

Blurb for Mr. Darcy’s Rival – Mr.Darcy has learned he must prepare himself when he and his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, make their yearly visit to his aunt, particularly when it comes to Lady Catherine’s expectation that he marry her daughter, Anne.

This year, however, will throw in a few additional obstacles to Darcy’s peace of mind with the presence of a nephew on the de Bourgh side of the family, and quite unexpectedly, Miss Elizabeth Bennet.

An interrupted proposal, a letter written and unknowingly lost, a harsh accusation, and a rival all conspire to thwart Mr. Darcy in securing Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s affections when he visits his aunt at Rosings.

Will Elizabeth find the handsome and engaging Mr. Rickland more suited to her than Mr. Darcy? And will a novel she reads that was written secretly by Miss Anne de Bourgh help smooth the path to the couple finding true love?


10 thoughts on “October – Kara Louise!

  1. tgruy says:

    Do you cry when you write the sad parts of your stories?

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  2. Jennifer Redlarczyk says:

    Kara, I love all of your books. For curiosity, where did you get your idea for the dog in Master Under good regulation? I have seen dogs act so much like your dog hero. I loved that old pooch. I recently read Mr. Darcy’s rival and had such a good laugh at Darcy’s expense. Thanks for all you do for the JAFF community.

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  3. With the local events of last week causing my mind to be in a muddle, I don’t have my usual barrage of questions for you. For this I am sorry. I love your work, Kara Louise. Master Under Good Regulation made me cry. Darcy’s Voyage made me sigh. Pirates made me swoon, and your latest made me laugh. I guess the only question that begs an answer is: Do you currently have another work in progress. I desperately want to know.

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  4. Hi Kara. I have read everything except Mr. Darcy’s Rival. It i on my TBR, so please do not enter me in the give away. When your muse leaves you in a tight spot, what do you do to get it going again (ie. walking, sewing, gardening)? Do you have a place and time for writing? Do you have another book in the work?

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  5. ladysusanpdx says:

    What is your very favorite part of writing JAFF literature?

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  6. Anji says:

    Hi Leslie And Kara. I’ve almost finished listening to the audiobook of Pirates and Prejudice that I won in an Austen Variations giveaway recentlyand, even though I know what’s going to happen, I’m enjoying it as much as when I read it as an ebook last year. I have a vision of David Gandy dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow (possibly minus the eyeliner!) in my mind as I listen. I blame Joy King and Cat Gardiner for this!!

    1. how do you draft your books? On paper and/or computer?
    2. do you write to an outline?
    3. I’ve often read authors saying that their characters can take over a story. Has it ever happened to you?
    4. do you have a set routine when it comes to writing? Set times or certain number of words per day?

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    1. Chuckle/Snort! You have a wonderfully vivid imagination, Anji, that I deeply appreciate. Now, I have that same picture in my mind. I just might have to keep it there for a bit.

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  7. Anji says:

    Glad I’ve been able to bring a smile to your face, Joy. Must be tough times for your neighbourhood right now. Hugs.

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  8. Lúthien84 says:

    Kara, I see all your stories dwell in the world of P&P set in the past. Do you plan to bring Darcy, Elizabeth and their stories to modern times? How about venture forth into the realm of other Austen novels, say Emma or Persuasion?

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  9. Thanks for your questions! I will send them on to Kara and post the responses Monday! 🙂


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