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Spring is coming!!!

What better way to pass a rainy day than here at Ask the Author!

This month I am really excited to welcome

Katie Oliver



as our victim for March!


Katie has been a busy lady releasing her 3 book Jane Austen Factor series!

511BU5QtUcL._UY250_First was What Would Lizzy Bennet Do? which was released in January!

Blurb:  When your name is Lizzy Bennet and Mr Darcy lives next door, romance is anything but simple…

Especially since a film crew has just arrived to shoot Pride and Prejudice at the Darcy estate! And when Hugh Darcy, the one who got away, arrives home after 8 years absence, Lizzy can’t help but think it’s fate. Until, that is, he introduces her to Holly – his fiancée…

What can Lizzy do but try not to feel too prejudiced against Hugh’s new woman – a city girl who knows nothing about country life, and seems more concerned with her film star ex than her current fiancé?

There’s no denying that there’s something suspicious about Holly’s interest in Hugh…and when he begins to have doubts about his high-maintenance fiancée, it seems a break up is on the cards. But is it too late for Lizzy to swallow her pride and get her Austen ending after all?


516NHh6pvxL._UY250_The Trouble With Emma released late February!

Blurb:  There’s a fine line between matchmaking and meddling

Stuck in a boring job, living at home with her parents and without even a glimmer of romance on the horizon, Emma Bennet’s life isn’t turning out how she planned. And since hit reality show Mind Your Manors started being filmed at the Bennet household, she’s felt more like a spare part than ever.

Matchmaking her assistant, Martine, is just the distraction Emma needs – and, whether Martine likes it or not, Emma is determined to see her coupled up before long! But when she meets Mark Knightley, the genius behind Mind Your Manors, Emma finds her own heart on the line…

Mark is everything Emma isn’t: quiet, reserved…and forever minding his own business! And suddenly, Emma is determined to prove to Mark that she’s ready to stop thinking about other people’s love lives – and focus on her own.


51cNwtb+xUL._UY250_And lastly, Who Needs Mr. Willoughby? releases March 24!

Blurb:  Well, no blurb yet!







These books join Prada and Prejudice, And the Bride Wore Prada, Manolos in Manhattan, Love and Liability, and Love, Lies and Louboutins.


Now that you’ve had an introduction of sorts to Katie’s new books,
we need questions, so please leave them below!

Katie has also offered an awesome giveaway!





Bookmarks for her new series!


I’m jealous! I want to enter!!!
(I feel like that should sound like Lydia pouting.)

So, get your questions in!

Rules for the giveaway – 

If you ask a question on this post, you get 1 chance in the drawing.

If you comment on the final interview, you get 1 chance in the drawing.

If you leave a question and a comment, you get 2 chances in the drawing!

Please join in and ask a question or leave a comment. Authors love answering your questions and hearing from you! 

**Final date for questions is Thursday, 10 March**

Interview posts Monday, 14 March
Last day for comments for the giveaway is Wednesday 16 January

Please leave those questions below!

6 thoughts on “March 2016 – Katie Oliver

  1. Great guest, Leslie! My print copy of Prada and Prejudice arrived in the mail yesterday so Katie is a new author for me. Thank you for this opportunity to get to know her better. Here goes!

    1) What appeals most to you about Jane Austen’s female characters?
    2) Which Austen hero is your favorite?
    3) If you could ask Jane Austen one question that she would thoroughly address, what would it be?
    4) Does your family know you write?
    5) Does your husband share any characteristics with Austen’s heroes? Which hero? Which characteristic?
    6) In your opinion, who is the most comedic character in Jane Austen’s stories?
    7) If you could spend a month in Regency England, what three items would you take with you?
    8) Which Jane Austen character would your family say you are most like?
    9) Do you pattern your hero/heroine after a real-life human? Who?
    10) Which Bennet daughter would your Mom say you were most like in high school?


  2. Anji says:

    Hi Leslie and Katie. My questions are about Katie’s writing process.

    1. Do you have a special place in which to wrtie?
    2. Do you have a set schedule for writing – number of hours or words per day?
    3. Do you follow an outline or fly by the seat of your pants?
    4. How often do your characters take over and move the story in an unexpected direction?

    The last two probably don’t apply to this particular set of books!

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  3. Good morning Leslie and Katie. I have a few questions for Katie:

    1. Do you have a special time of day and place to write?
    2. When your muse decides to be uncooperative what do you do to get her cooperation again (walking, cleaning, listen to music, etc)?
    3. Which is your favorite Jane Austen novel and why?
    4. Who is your favorite Jane Austen villain and why
    5. When writing do you need quiet or do you listen to music, and if so what kind?

    Looking forward to reading your answers. Thank you for being here.

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  4. Carole in Canada says:

    Oh! I am very excited to to ‘meet’ you as you are a ‘new author’ to me! I will have to go and start checking out your books on Amazon and start adding them to my wishlist! Now the lovely ladies above have asked some great questions so I will try to find a couple that haven’t been asked yet.

    1. When did you read your first Jane Austen novel and which one was it?
    2. What was your initial reaction to it?
    3. Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night because your characters have invaded your dreams?
    4. Do you have pen and paper on your nightstand ready to go if they do?

    Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful giveaway and I look forward to all your answers!


  5. Jennifer Redlarczyk says:

    What is it that draws you to the modern comedy ala Jane Austen?


  6. I’ve sent Katie your questions, so please tune in on Monday for all of the answers! You still have a chance at the giveaway if you comment on the final interview!


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