Active Indispensable Employment

Active Indispensable Employment

I am always amazed by the timelessness of Jane Austen quotes. I find the following especially apt of late:

“There is nothing like employment, active indispensable employment, for relieving sorrow. Employment, even melancholy, may dispel melancholy.”

I’ve been involved in the publishing world for nearly six years. What a rapidly shifting landscape—not just on a year to year or even a month to month basis, but rather week to week.

It’s incredible.

Which brings me to something else Jane Austen wrote.

“I am not at all in a humor for writing; I must write on till I am.” —Letter to Cassandra Austen, Oct. 26, 1813

That being the case, here’s what I’m writing now.

Impertinent Strangers

Insults and Disdain. Intrigue and Desire.

An impertinent stranger gets thrown into Fitzwilliam Darcy’s path, and even though he declares her tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt him, it is all he can do not to think of her. Upon first making Mr. Darcy’s acquaintance, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is quite fascinated with him. Then she discovers that the gentleman is haughty and above his company, and she wants nothing to do with him.

Still, the prospect of spending time in each other’s company is beyond their power to resist. Will Darcy and Elizabeth quit lying to themselves and find in the other what’s been missing in their lives?

Available on July 1, 2016

iBooks, Nook, and Kobo readers, reserve your copy of Impertinent Strangers today!*

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Tragedy. Truth. Triumph.

Tragedy at Longbourn forces Miss Elizabeth Bennet to face certain truths about her family, beckoning her to chart her own course in life. Will Elizabeth’s path lead her into the arms of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the one gentleman who thinks he knows her better than she knows herself?

Available on September 1, 2016

Again, if you’re an iBooks, Nook, or Kobo reader, reserve your copy of Miss Elizabeth Bennet today!*

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Working on two novel length books at once. How’s that for writing on! No promises, but it’s entirely possible that both books will be available even sooner than the announced release dates. In the interim, I have some good news to share. I’ve released a new book bundle titled, Romancing Mr. Darcy.

Here’s the book trailer:

Romancing Mr. Darcy is available for a limited time. If your wish list includes one or more of the best-selling eBooks in this bundle, now’s the time to grab your copy and save a lot.




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Giveaway Time!


Here are two things I love: connecting with readers and giveaways. I invite you to comment for a chance to win a signed copy of Impertinent Strangers. One winner will be chosen. A US mailing address is required to receive the paperback. Otherwise, an eBook edition will be awarded to the winner. The giveaway contest ends on Tuesday, May 10th.

The prize will be awarded when the paperback is published in July.

P.S. If you pre-order your copy of Impertinent Strangers, Miss Elizabeth Bennet, or both, hang on to your proof of purchase for a special giveaway that kicks off soon!

20 Responses to Active Indispensable Employment

  1. Good luck with your publishing launch. My e-library is filling up with Austen Authors. I would love to add another book to my TBR list.

  2. They both look great Pam, but then I have really enjoyed all of your books. Looking forward to both coming out.

    • Thanks so much for reading and enjoying all of my stories, Lynn. 🙂 I’m delighted to know you’re looking forward to the new books.

  3. Many of us read two (or more) books at the same time but I confess that I cannot imagine writing two books at the same time. These are definitely going on my Must Read list, and please enter me in the giveaway. Many thanks and best regards –

  4. Hi Pam, these both look terrific! I can hardly wait to get my paws on them! Guess I’ll have to, right? July seems so far away, right now. Will they be available on Kindle? You don’t list that as a pre-order.

    • Yes, both books will be available on Amazon–probably not via pre-order. I’m glad you’re looking forward to the stories. I hope you’ll love what’s in store.

  5. It would have to be the ebook for me if I am lucky enough to win. I can’t believe you are managing to write 2 books at once but I am looking forward to both of them. Thanks for the giveaway Pam. ?

  6. Wonderful!! I want a chance to get the printed version! I really love your stories and I will have to find a way to save more so I can get them all.

    • I’m so delighted that you love my stories. Thanks for letting me know, and thanks for commenting for a chance to win a signed copy of Impertinent Strangers. Best of luck!

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