Bringing Jane Austen to the 21st Century
Kaitlin Saunders: A Modern Day Persuasion

God has blessed me once again – and this time with a wonderful baby boy!  Samuel Isaac was born January 25th, at 1:49pm.  I cried tears of joy when I saw my baby boy and held him for the first time.  He is such a sweetie.  He gives me the sweetest, most endearing smiles.

My daughter Emma is still adjusting to being a big sister at a mere 21-months, but we can already tell she cares for him deeply.  If she hears Samuel’s unhappy cry (like when he’s gassy or a little chilly after his bath), she gets concerned and has to make sure he’s alright.  It’s so cute!

Samuel Isaac – you are a gift from God!  Your name means ‘Heard by God’ and ‘He laughs.’  May God always hear your prayers and your life be filled with much laughter and joy, my son!   I love you!

Austenesque Reviews, which only just reviewed A Modern Day Sense and Sensibility, took the time to also read and review A Modern Day Persuasion!  Meredith’s flattering review is now available on her website!  Wow, thank you Meredith for featuring not one of my books, but BOTH!  You made my day!

I must begin by expressing my gratitude to Kaitlin Saunders for penning modern adaptations to some of Jane Austen’s othernovels!!! Don’t get me wrong, I love Pride and Prejudice, it is probably one of top five favorite reads, but I also adore and cherish Jane Austen’s other novels! I love traveling to Highbury and dropping in on Mr. Woodhouse, spending some time with “clever, well-informed people” like Anne Elliot and Elinor Dashwood, and going on gothic adventures with Catherine Morland! I’m so glad Kaitlin Saunders has published modern adaptations for both Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion! …

The first official book review of my novel A Modern Day Sense and Sensibility is now available on the Austenesque Reviews website!

Meredith, the lovely lady behind Austenesque, posted her thought-provoking and complimentary review for visitors to read. Check it out! It’s so exciting to have my novel featured and to get feedback about it! Thank you, Meredith!

A round of applause to Kaitlin Saunders for stepping up to the challenge of modernizing Sense and Sensibility, which in my opinion, is one of the most daunting of Jane Austen’s novels to modernize! So many of the situations and conflicts in this novel do not have the same significance or consequences in our contemporary world as they did in Jane Austen’s. Engaged to a girl you are no longer in love with? (break up with her, it won’t cause a scandal!) About to be disinherited by your wealthy aunt? (get a job, stop being lazy!) I commend Kaitlin Saunders for taking on such a challenging feat!

The lovely Meredith interviewed me on her website, Austenesque Reviews, in promotion of my latest release, A Modern Day Sense & Sensibility.  Check it out!

AuthorInterview

“I am very excited to welcome Kaitlin Saunders, author of a brand new modern adaptation of Sense and Sensibility titled, A Modern Day Sense and Sensibility, to Austenesque Reviews today! Kaitlin has graciously agreed to answer my grilling questions about Jane Austen, her writing, and her new release, A Modern Day Sense and Sensibility! . . .”

Interview with Author Kaitlin Saunders

A Modern Day Sense and Sensibility was featured on My Jane Austen Book Club along with an interview with me!  Check it out!  One lucky person can even enter in for a chance to win a free copy of my book!

Enjoy!

Kaitlin

If you’re like my husband, paperback is now a thing of the past – it’s all about Kindle or e-book versions.  In fact, for Christmas, all he asked for were Amazon gift cards so that he could purchase more books for his Kindle!  Therefore, I’m pleased to announce the Kindle version for my book is finally available on Amazon!  If you have an e-book reader that requires different versions of e-books than Kindle, Smashwords is your place to get a copy of my book.  Enjoy!

Happy Reading!

Kaitlin

You can now purchase copies of my book through Amazon.com and Smashwords.com!  Get your paperback or e-book versions of my book today!

Happy Reading!

Kaitlin

What a great way to start off the new year!  Coming January 1st, 2014, my latest novel, A Modern Day Sense & Sensibility, will be available for purchase!

A Modern Day Sense and Sensibility

Take a fresh look at the romantic Jane Austen classic in Kaitlin Saunders’s heartwarming new novel, A Modern Day Sense and Sensibility.

After A Modern Day Persuasion proved a hit, this latest installment in Saunders’s successful series of Austen retellings will have readers swooning at the comical misunderstandings and classic romances that are newly envisioned for modern times.

You can pre-order copies through me by messaging me via my website.  Or, you can wait till the 1st and order through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  My book is also available immediately through my publisher’s website.

Stay tuned for more information and future guest blog post appearances – yada yada!

Kaitlin

Hi Folks!

Yep!  That’s right!  Between juggling a 16-month-old, housework, and being 6 months pregnant–I finished my next novel!  I think now people will understand why I wasn’t blogging as much.  When I wasn’t changing diapers or cleaning dishes, I was working away at my MacBook, editing like crazy and working with a designer on my book cover.  It’s been a long journey but I am so excited to debut my new novel come early December.

And what, do you ask, is it called?

Another drum roll please…

A Modern Day Sense & Sensibility: An Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Classic.

I won’t give away too much now, being as I want to debut the novel properly with its artwork and promotional text, but yes, ‘S&S’ is my next installment in Jane Austen modernizations.

I’ll leave you with that tid-bit for now, but keep your eyes peeled for early December!

Hugs,

Kaitlin

Born Friday night, June 29th, to proud parents Tim & Kaitlin was an angel: Emma Elizabeth.

My darling daughter, I love you so much! You are such a blessing and delight to your father and I. We cherish every single moment with you. <3

Being a mother has changed my life. Free time–what was that? Haha. Yet though my days fly by with feedings, dirty diapers, cuddles, and let’s not forget household duties–the fact that I can’t just plop down and spend hours at a time writing doesn’t really matter anymore. Time spent with my daughter is unbelievably more precious.

As I find this rare moment to post a long-awaited blog entry, I’m in awe of the impact I will have on Emma. Will she be proud of me? Will she be inspired by my desire to be an author and my determination in getting published? Will she herself be a writer? Every decision I now make, I have to keep in mind how it will influence my little Emma. What an amazing responsibility.

The first thing I want to teach her is to be a “finisher,” that is, to finish what she starts. In saying that, I’m proud to announce that I’ve finally gotten around to seriously editing my second book, which I hope to have published within the coming year. Although I’m not ready to announce the title or any details, let’s just say fans who enjoyed my first book and hope for a second in a similar style are in luck.

Oh, and for you Austen fans out there, Emma’s Austenesque naming was completely unintentional! Haha. Emma is actually family name I’ve always admired–belonging to my great-great grandmother who in her day was an architect and poet! And her middle name, Elizabeth, was selected by my husband. So you see, it must have been fate!

Until next time, friends!

Kaitlin