November 18, 2010

Jane Austen Made Me Do It

Announcement of the Random House anthology Jane Austen Made Me Do It was first made way back in May of this year, but I thought it would be worthwhile to remind you all.

The anthology is a collection of inspired by Jane Austen (no vampires or zombies I'm hoping) short stories more than 20, yes 20!!!, authors, to be released in the fall of 2011.  I'm excited to see in the list Pamela Aiden, Syrie James and Lauren Willig.

Below is the list of included authors from a post at

Pamela Aidan (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman Trilogy)
Elizabeth Aston (Mr. Darcy’s Daughters, & Writing Jane Austen)
Stephanie Barron (A Jane Austen Mystery Series, & The White Garden)
Carrie Bebris (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries Series)
Diana Birchall (Mrs. Darcy’s Dilemma, & Mrs. Elton in America)
Frank Delaney (Shannon, Tipperary, & Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show)
Monica Fairview (The Darcy Cousins, & The Other Mr. Darcy)
Karen Joy Fowler (Jane Austen Book Club, & Wits End)
Amanda Grange (Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, & Mr. Darcy’s Diary)
Syrie James (The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, & The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte)
Diane Meier (The Season of Second Chances)
Janet Mullany (Bespelling Jane Austen, & Rules of Gentility)
Jane Odiwe (Lydia Bennet’s Story, & Willoughby’s Return)
Beth Pattillo (Jane Austen Ruined My Life, & Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart)
Alexandra Potter (Me & Mr. Darcy, & The Two Lives of Miss Charlotte Merryweather: A Novel)
Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino Bradway (Lady Vernon & Her Daughter)
Myretta Robens ( , Just Say Yes, & Once Upon a Sofa)
Margaret C. Sullivan (, & The Jane Austen Handbook)
Adriana Trigiani (Brava Valentine, Very Valentine, & Lucia, Lucia)
Laurie Viera Rigler (Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, & Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict)
Lauren Willig (The Pink Carnation Series)


  1. Wow! My first official book plug using the title. A seminal moment! Thanks for the shout out Nicchic. I have working away with the authors and planning for the short story contest which beings Jan 01, 2011. Yes, one lucky winner will be included in the anthology. It is going to be an exciting year of Jane for me with promotions and the book release in Oct. Thanks again!

  2. I know I'm looking forward to it! It's going to be exciting to see what everyone else has written.

  3. Laurel Ann you are welcome. Looking forward to the anthology and the range of scenarios all the included authors come up with! I love Austen fan fiction as many do and I know you will have no shortage of submissions for the short story. Good luck with the promotions and release...I'll be following and looking out for the book cover!!!

    Monica...I think once you become an Austen fan its a lifelong passion and you can't get enough! Good luck with its release next year...I'm sure whatever you have included will be wonderful.

  4. Hi nicchic
    YAY! looking forward to this anthology! thanks for the heads up.

    To enhance your Jane Austen experience this year, I thought you may be interested in my Jane Austen related event.

    The Pemberley Ball!

    Schedule is up with posts and giveaways all about Mr Darcy:

    You are welcome to enter any of the giveaways which all end Nov 28.

    ps: Come by and get a dose of Darcy!