Jaime Loves Stuff : Interview with Rebecca Ann Collins and Giveaway!


Interview with Rebecca Ann Collins and Giveaway!



Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice fans get ready for a GREAT chat with the author of the acclaimed author of "The Pemberley Chronicles", Rebecca Ann Collins. I am so excited and blessed to have her here today and I have a special surprise at the end!

My Interview with Rebecca Ann Collins:


When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Since childhood. Together with reading and music, it was my favourite pastime and I had my first story published in the Childrens Page of a Sunday newspaper when I was nine. I have not stopped writing since.

How often do you write?

Quite often- but it isn’t always fiction. I work on articles and deal with some academic subjects as well.

Are you working on any books right now?

Not an entirely new one; but I am busy working with Sourcebooks on the reprint of next volume of the Pemberley Series, Postscript from Pemberley, due out before Christmas.

Do any members of your family read your books?

Some of them do, but that doesn’t really count, because they usually get them as gifts from me! However, I am happy to report that many more friends and complete strangers do purchase and read them and write to tell me how much they enjoyed them, too!

What is your favourite film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice?

No contest: The BBC’s TV/Video production of 1996, script by Andrew Davies, production by Sue Birtwhistle with a star studded cast including Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. It kept closest to Jane Austen’s original novel—no gimmicks, perfect cast and locations, superb music, costumes etc.

I must say, however, that I felt the last episode spent too much time on Lydia’s home coming and Mrs Bennet’s ramblings, and left out altogether the material in the final chapters of the book, in which Jane Austen shows us Elizabeth and Darcy, after their engagement, when she begins to tease and question him . It provides the reader with some insight into the way their relationship is developing. I found these chapters provided useful clues for the sequels.

If you could be any one dessert- what would it be?

A- What an extraordinary question! I don’t know that I can answer it; I don’t like the idea of being eaten! But if I must make a choice, it will be Creme Caramel –smooth, sophisticated and not too sweet.

An enormous thank you to Rebecca Ann Collins and also a huge thank you to Danielle at Sourcebooks for making this happen and also, for providing a fantastic giveaway opportunity.

Right here and right now, I am going to be giving away two books from "The Pemberley Chronicles: Book 1 and My Cousin Caroline: Book 6". These two books actually have some pretty direct parallels, and will work as a great introduction for a lucky winner!

1 winner, US and Canada only

To enter, post a comment.
If you want ONE additional entry, post on twitter or your blog and leave URL, in separate comment!

It is NOT required to be a follower of my blog to enter, but HIGHLY recommended as I will NOT contact the winner but will announce it on here and you will have 48 hours to contact me or prize will be forfeited to a Twitter giveaway!

The giveaway ends on September 30th.

Thank you and GOOD LUCK!



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33 comments:

  1. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks!
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. OMGoodness - the thought of getting my hands on these books, is making my fingers tingle.
    Thanks for such a great giveaway.

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

    PS - I'm a follower:-)

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  3. I blogged it here:

    http://libslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaway-link-pemberly-chronicles.html

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  4. awesome interview!I want to read the first book and then move on from there. Pls enter me into this contest :)

    sensitivemuse at gmail dot com

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  5. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thank you.

    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Ooh, I love anything to do with Austen and Pride and Prejudice. I've never heard of this author or these books. But I'd love an opportunity to give it a go. (:

    I'll be back in a few with a link to my page.

    Rachel

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  7. Here's the link to my plug for your giveaway. (:

    http://50booksayear.blogspot.com/2009/09/randomness-if-you-please.html

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  8. I would love to be entered in the drawing!

    info(at)mybookbuds(dot)com

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  9. count me in please
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  10. Please include me in your giveaway.

    Amanda
    fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I also Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/fitz12383/status/3762774529

    Amanda
    fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Nice interview. Enter me please.I liked the BBC version the best too with the 2005 version coming in at a close second.

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  13. Please count me in.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

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  14. Am a follower.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

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  15. I really enjoy reading author interviews! Thanks for sharing.

    Please enter me in your giveaway. :)

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  16. Here's to hoping this can be JA fanfic that I'll actually like; I've been burned before...

    ~Misty (mbradenwf@gmail.com)

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  17. Please include me in the giveaway.
    heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

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  18. Great interview! I have these books on my wish list so I'm entering! And I agree with Rebecca...the BBC version is the BEST!

    ngbookwormATgmailDOTcom

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  19. GREAT INTERVIEW!

    You have an award to pick on my blog!

    http://tjbook-list.blogspot.com/

    HUGS

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  20. I have had her first book in this series on my TBR list for quite a while. I would love to be entered in the giveaway :)

    BTW --- I am partnered with you for the BBAW interviews. I sent you an email, but perhaps it was to the wrong address. I am thrilled to be partnered with you and look forward to our correspondence.

    Mstermind1 at gmail dot com

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  21. I'm glad that I'm following you or I would have missed this one. I would dearly love to get this book because in 2010 I had picked P&P sequels as something I wanted to read. This would fit in perfectly!

    Cheli
    Cheli's Shelves

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  22. I would like to be entered in this drawing, too.

    laughingstars66@yahoo.com

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  23. I linked to your giveaway on my blog

    http://bookworm-confessions.blogspot.com/

    It's in the Win It portion in the right sidebar

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  24. I love P&P sequels. Thanks for the awesome entry opportunity

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com


    Luckinthesky

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  25. Would love these
    copperllama at yahoo dot com
    Jaime P

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  26. Great posting, this looks like a interesting read.

    Thanks,
    Stormi
    ladystorm282001[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  27. What a fabulous giveaway, please enter me. Many thanks.

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  28. I absolutely want to be entered in this! Really really must read :)

    martinack_75 AT hotmail DOT com

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  29. I also Tweeted about this giveaway :)

    @FleurDeMar

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  30. Twittered today
    http://twitter.com/Copperllama/status/4428217571
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  31. You can count in on this giveaway.
    I am a google follower.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  32. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I'd love to get to read this, P&P novels are some of my favorite reads :)
    And I follow in Google :)

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