Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway: Through a Different Lens by Riana Everly

Diary of an Eccentric

It’s release day for Riana Everly’s latest Pride and Prejudice variation, Through a Different Lens, and I’ve invited her here today to talk about the inspiration for her unique take on Mr. Darcy. Please give her a warm welcome!

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I am thrilled to be releasing my third novel today, and am equally thrilled to be celebrating here at Diary of an Eccentric. Thanks, Anna, for hosting me.

My new release, Through a Different Lens, takes a slightly different view of Mr. Darcy. What if, rather than merely being aloof or shy or unreasonably proud, he has something else going on, a neurological difference that makes social interactions extremely challenging for him? In short, what if Mr. Darcy is on the autism spectrum?

My inspiration for this question that spawned a novel came from the pen of Jane Austen herself. In Pride and Prejudice, Darcy excuses his…

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Do you see what I see? Gems from historical research

One of the great parts about writing historical fiction is getting lost down the rabbit hole of research. There's always some little gem - absolutely useless but endlessly fascinating - waiting to be discovered. In Through a Different Lens, Mr. Darcy has Asperger's Syndrome, a type of high-functioning autism. He manages extremely well, but he … Continue reading Do you see what I see? Gems from historical research

Look what’s available!

Through a Different Lens is now available for sale at your favourite ebook retailer. Paperbacks coming soon! A tale of second glances and second chances Elizabeth Bennet has disliked the aloof and arrogant Mr. Darcy since he insulted her at a village dance several months before. But an unexpected conversation and a startling turn of … Continue reading Look what’s available!

10 Questions with Author Riana Everly

Linda Covella, Author

Today, author Riana Everly answers “10 Questions” about her writing. Riana is not only an author of historical fiction, but history informs other aspects of her life: she has a Master’s degree in Medieval Studies and is trained as a classical musician, specializing in Baroque and early Classical music.

Linda Covella: When and why did you decide to become a writer?

Riana Everly: I’ve always been a writer, I think. I published my first poem in the local newspaper when I was six years old (it was about a mushroom and it was three whole lines long), and my mother keeps finding stories I wrote over the years. Most I don’t remember at all, but they are in my handwriting, so I’ll assume they really are mine! As an adult, I was involved in writers’ groups and such, which both taught me a lot and left me in awe of…

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Here is my interview with Riana Everly

Come and read my interview with Fiona Mcvie at Authors Interviews!

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Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.

Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

Hello everyone. I’m Riana Everly, old enough to have a child at university, but young enough to deny it!

Fiona: Where are you from?

I am originally from South Africa, but I have been in Canada since I was eight. I have lived in Edmonton, Calgary and Montreal, and now call Toronto home.

 Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

I have studied a little bit of everything. I started off in Medical Science before deciding that I was not prepared to give up my real passion, which is Music. I have a performance diploma in viola and a dregree in Music History, and went on to do my graduate work in Medieval Studies focusing…

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The Assistant Continued

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When the lovely Sophia at Interests of a Jane Austen Girl first read The Assistant, she commented how much she would love an epilogue to the story. Well, her wish is my command, and it was an undertaking I was more than pleased to dive into. Here is my offering, a short story that acts as an epilogue to the novel. I hope you enjoy it!

 

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Hi Guys!

I know it has been a while, but lovely Riana Everly has been good enough to write an epilogue for her amazingly good book, “The Assistant”since I asked if we couldn’t get a view of Edward and his unconventional wife later in life, and with a grownup Elizabeth with Darcy. And lately, Riana has returned from her trip to Europe with her family, and sent me the copy of the aforementioned Epilogue!

You can contact Riana via these links;

Universal link to the book: www.books2read.com/theassistant

Website: www.rianaeverly.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RianaEverly/

Twitter: @RianaEverly

Now, I will let you read the Epilogue/Short Story! Happy Reading!

The Assistant – Epilogue: A short story
by Riana Everly

Summer, 1816

Edward looked down onto the streets of Derby from his room at the inn. The cobblestones shone wet from the night’s heavy rains and the air hung heavy with the smell of smoke, but…

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