Jane Austen Lied To Me:

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Jane Austen Lied to Me

by Jeanette Watts


GENRE: Humor


topic: In a last minute emergency where your hero and heroine need to evacuate their home and they have limited space. What would each one take with them?

Hi, this is Lizzie, I’m the heroine in Jane Austen Lied to Me. I know my parents and siblings would say it’s a stupid waste of space, but I’m bringing my diary with me. My diary is like my best friend. I’ve had so many people come and go in my life. My best friend Eddie Jameson went to a different college than I did, I’m not living at home with my parents like so many kids do, my roommate my Freshman year went to live at her sorority.  But no matter what, I always have my diary. It’s always there for me. It’s never going to let me down. And no matter what, it keeps my secrets! That’s why I can write all my misadventures in it.

I’m not sure my diary has a hero… except for MY hero, Jane Austen! What would Jane take with her? A bonnet, spencer, sensible shoes, a trunk of dresses including a couple of best dresses for going to dinners and balls. Plenty of ink, quills, and writing paper. Evacuating homes is standard procedure for Jane!


BLURB: Jane Austen Lied To Me


What college girl doesn’t dream of meeting Mr. Darcy? Lizzie was certainly no exception. But when Darcy Fitzwilliam comes into her life, he turns out to be every bit as aggravating as Elizabeth Bennett’s Fitzwilliam Darcy. So what’s a modern girl to do?


Jeanette Watts’ satire pokes loving fun at Jane and all of us who worship the characters who shall forever be our romantic ideals.




EXCERPT: Jane Austen Lied To Me.


Well! That was interesting. My roommate invited me along to this frat party she was going to. She went through something called rush week, and she is now pledged to a sorority. She said the frats are less formal than the sororities, and even though I wasn’t a pledge I could go with her. I figured, why not, it should be fun, right?


I got to meet the guy she’s chasing. I couldn’t blame her for being interested. He’s cute, and sweet, and considerate, and a total people-pleaser. One of his parents must be the demanding sort who is never happy.


He introduced us to his friend… whose name is Darcy Fitzwilliam! I wasn’t sure at first that the guy wasn’t just pulling our legs.


“Your mother obviously loves Jane Austen,” I laughed.


“Obviously,” he answered. Not much to go by.


“I love Pride and Prejudice,” I continued.


“I hate Pride and Prejudice.” I can only describe the look he was giving me as hostile.


“I think you will find yourself very much in a minority,” I answered, returning his look with one of my own.


We didn’t talk any more that night. Talk about getting off on the wrong foot!




AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Jeanette Watts had been writing historic fiction when the inspiration for Jane Austen Lied to Me hit her on the drive home from the Jane Austen Festival. The idea was simply irresistible, and she put aside other writing projects in order to focus on writing a satire, thinking it would be a “mental vacation.” It turned out to take every bit as much research to write a modern story as it does to write a historical one.


She has written television commercials, marketing newspapers, stage melodramas, four screenplays, three novels, and a textbook on waltzing. When she isn’t writing, she teaches social ballroom dances, refinishes various parts of her house, and sews historical costumes and dance costumes for her Cancan troupe.



















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