Monica is a longtime admirer of Jane
Austen and likes to write down her fantasies about living in the Regency
period. Her first novel was AN IMPROPER
SUITOR, a humorous Regency romance. Since then, she has written two
traditional Jane Austen sequels: THE
OTHER MR. DARCY and THE DARCY COUSINS
(both published by Sourcebooks) and contributed a sequel to Emma in Laurel Ann Nattress's anthology JANE AUSTEN MADE ME DO IT (Ballantine). STEAMPUNK DARCY is a post-apocalyptic tongue-in-cheek
Jane Austen spin-off. Her new series, THE DARCY NOVELS, are traditional Pride and Prejudice ‘what-if’ variations.
The first, MR. DARCY’S PLEDGE, reached number one in Kindle Classics Romance.
MR. DARCY’S CHALLENGE is the second in the series.
Monica is part of the blog Austen
Variations along with a baker’s dozen of authors who also write Jane
Austen adaptations and was a member of the team writing the popular Reader’s
Choice serial THE DARCY BROTHERS, featuring the charismatic Theo Darcy.
Monica Fairview’s real claim to fame
is that she lived in Elizabeth Gaskell’s house in Manchester as a teenager,
when it was faded and neglected, so you could say she has the smog of NORTH
& SOUTH in her blood. After that, Monica lived in the USA for many years,
where she taught literature to captive victims (not necessarily captivated).
She now lives in Surrey within the Greater London area and loves visiting
historical properties when it isn’t raining.
Pride and Prejudice Question-a-Day Contest in October
To celebrate the release of The Other Mr Darcy, I'm running a month-long contest (courtesy of Sourcebooks, of course) for the whole month of October right here on my blog.
The contest will feature one Pride and Prejudice related question every day. The Question-a-Day will focus mostly on Jane Austen's novel, but there'll be a few questions about the film adaptations as well.
In order to enter the contest, you'll need to answer the Question of the Day (a sensible answer, please, completely wrong answers won't be entered). You'll be entered each time you answer. The more questions you answer, the more of a chance you'll have to win.
There will be FIVE winners, chosen at random, with four runners up and a Grand Prize of THE OTHER MR DARCY PLUS a box of CHOCOLATES to savour while you read. *
Put your P&P thinking caps on and good luck! Feel free to post this information to your blog or a link on your social networking site… And don’t forget to check out my new Austen sequel, The Other Mr. Darcy—in stores October 1, 2009. Please let me know if you have any questions!!
Meanwhile, for even more chances to win a copy of the novel, don't forget to check out my blog tour since many of the blogs listed will be giving away free copies. Scroll down for the schedule of the blog tour in the right column. See you somewhere along the way, and good luck!*