Renata McMann . . . is the pen name of someone who likes to rewrite public domain works. She is fond of thinking “What if?” She loves to write because, as a mathematics teacher at a community college, she feels the need to exercise both sides of her brain. Her specialty is Jane Austen Fan Fiction, with particular attention given to creating unique Pride & Prejudice variations. Her other works, written as Teresa McCullough, are in the genres of fantasy and science fiction.
McMann has published five Pride & Prejudice variation short stories, which can be purchased alone or as a collection, both in Kindle and print, in the form of her book: Five Pride and Prejudice Variations: A Collection of Short Stories. In 2014, Renata began collaborating with fantasy author Summer Hanford. Between the two, they have created over twenty additional Pride & Prejudice variations, with more to come.
McMann’s fantasy writing began when she and her mother collaborated on The Enhancer. The second book in the enhancer universe, The First Enhancer, came from wondering how the society in The Enhancer originated. This grew into several stand-alone stories in that universe. In addition to this, McMann (as Teresa McCullough), has several other fantasy and science fiction novels and short stories available.
Summer Hanford . . . is an author of Regency, fantasy, science fiction and adventure novels and short stories. Her Thrice Born series are Gift of the Aluien, Hawks of Sorga, Throne of Wheylia and Plains of Tybrunn. Book five, the final book in the series, is forthcoming in 2017. Shorter works appear in various magazines and anthologies, and include Aoife’s Kiss, Something Wicked Anthology Vol. II, Daughter of Icarus, The Ampersand Review and Nightmare Walkers and Dream Stalkers Vol. II, as well as her Thrice Born Chronicles, a collection of short stories designed to augment her Thrice Born series.
Starting in 2014, Summer was offered the privilege of partnering with fan fiction author Renata McMann on her well-loved Pride & Prejudice variations. McMann’s original and diverse interpretations of this classic love story, combined with Hanford’s descriptive skills, create new and exciting versions of everyone’s favorite love story that readers all over the world can’t put down. Summer is currently writing the fifth novel in her fantasy series, working with McMann, providing content for, creating and managing websites, and is the fantasy and science fiction faculty member at AllWriters’ Workplace and Workshop, LLC., an international creative writing studio. She lives in Michigan with her husband and compulsory, deliberately spoiled, cats.