This has been a hard decision as I’ve enjoyed my time on the Austen Authors blog and getting to know other JAFF writers and readers. This will be my final Austen Authors post as I take some time to focus on my family and career. I never plan to quit JAFF, but also hope to have the time to try my hand at some non-JAFF. My interests lie mostly in Regency Romance but my degree and love for history has spanned many centuries so I don’t want to say never on any given subject.
Currently, I am working on a story called Loving Elizabeth. Elizabeth Bennet has an older brother who is best friends with Fitzwilliam Darcy. Consequently, they meet many years before the events of Pride and Prejudice. I hope to start posting the story on my blog http://rosefairbanks.com shortly. I’m also working on my fantasy/paranormal series Pride & Prejudice & Prophecies and a Regency Romance series about a group of schoolmates who vow to marry only for love. As adults, life sends wrenches in their plans.
If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) then you’ll see posts about my daily life as well. My seven-year-old son has Autism Spectrum Disorder and his adjustment to a new school has taken much of my time. Additionally, my nearly five-year-old has been diagnosed with ADHD. She has to be medicated to sleep and even then it doesn’t always work. Needless to say, I’m juggling a lot of things and am darn tired! Sadly, stepping back from the Austen Authors blog will allow me the flexibility to be a better mother and writer. I might even have time for a date with my husband again–or as he’s known around here, that guy who does all the housework.
Best of luck to all my Austen Authors and I know that readers will be in great hands with the continued posts. Please follow me on social media, my mailing list, or blog to keep up to date on my writings. I LOVE interacting with readers!