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“Young Jane Austen” Wins INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award

Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer has won the Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Gold Award in Biography, Adult Nonfiction.

A new biography focusing on Austen’s creative development as a child, Young Jane Austen was written by Lisa Pliscou, illustrated by Massimo Mongiardo, and published by Wyatt-MacKenzie in April 2015.

Read the full announcement here.

More about Young Jane Austen here.

 

 

“Young Jane Austen” an IPPY Silver Medalist

Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer has received a silver medal in the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards, known informally as the IPPY Awards. A new biography focusing on Austen’s creative development as a child, Young Jane Austen was written by Lisa Pliscou, illustrated by Massimo Mongiardo, and published by Wyatt-MacKenzie in April 2015.

To read the full announcement, click here.

For more about Young Jane Austen, click here.

 

 

 

Goodreads Giveaway for HIGHER EDUCATION

Goodreads members can enter a giveaway to win one of two copies of the new edition of Lisa Pliscou’s Higher Education, praised by David Foster Wallace, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and more. The contest ends on April 5, 2016.

Click here to enter.

More about Higher Education here.

 

 

 

“Young Jane Austen” an INDIEFAB Finalist

Lisa Pliscou’s Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer (Wyatt-MacKenzie, 2015) is a Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award finalist in the biography / adult nonfiction category. It was illustrated by Massimo Mongiardo.

 The winners will be announced at the American Library Association’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida, in June.

More here.

More about Young Jane Austen here.

 

 

New Edition of “Higher Education” Now Available for Preorder

The new edition of Lisa Pliscou’s first novel, Higher Education, is now available for preorder. Originally published as part of the “Brat Pack” literary phenomenon of the 80s, it’s been praised by David Foster Wallace, Booklist, Mary Robison, Tara Altebrando, Publishers Weekly, and more.

Click here to preorder.

More about Higher Education here.

Read the new afterword by Jeff Gomez here.

 

 

“Young Jane Austen” Featured in Bas Bleu Catalog

Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer is featured in the new Bas Bleu catalog. The copy reads, in part:

“The brief, eminently charming narrative — complete with original illustrations — makes up the first half of this slender volume, and the second half contains the annotated version of the same story, filled with fascinating facts about Jane’s life and times. Young Jane Austen makes a perfect introduction to the author for a young reader — especially one with creative inklings. And established Austenites of all ages will find this unique biography enlightening and encouraging as well!”

More here.

More about Young Jane Austen here.

“Young Jane Austen” an Austenprose Best of 2015 Book

Lisa Pliscou’s Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, a recently published biography focusing on Austen’s childhood and her creative development, has been named one of Austenprose’s Best Books of 2015.

Read more here.

More about Young Jane Austen here.

 

 

 

Lisa Pliscou on HuffPost

Lisa Pliscou, author of Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, Higher Education, and the forthcoming Jane Austen, the Girl Who Wrote, was interviewed by Annie Scholl for HuffPost’s “Books” section on December 14, 2015.

Read the interview, “Author Celebrates ‘Badass’ Birthday Girl, Jane Austen,” here.

More about Annie Scholl here.

More about Lisa Pliscou here.

 

 

Lisa Pliscou & Holly Brady at Jane Austen Gala

Lisa Pliscou and Holly Brady will discuss Lisa’s recently published book, Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, as part of the annual gala hosted by the Jane Austen Society of Northern California on December 5, 2015, at San Francisco State University.

Their talk is titled “Obstinate, Headstrong Girl.” Holly and Lisa will converse about various aspects of Young Jane Austen, including Jane’s life as a child, the influence of her family dynamics, practical and cultural obstacles facing her as a young writer, and the fascinating connections between her youth and her mature work.

They’ll also discuss Lisa’s inspiration for Young Jane Austen, what the writing process was like, and how it came to be published. The audience will be invited to share their questions during the latter part of the talk.

To learn more about the event, click here.

Holly Brady is the former director of the Stanford Publishing Courses. She is an editor and a publishing strategist with a strong interest in new publishing processes. Currently she works with serious writers who are interested in using new media tools to self-publish their work. She also teaches self-publishing techniques through Stanford Continuing Studies.

Young Jane Austen has been praised by Jane Austen’s Regency World, Austenprose, VOYA, Austenesque Reviews, Beth Kephart, Laura Fraser, Polly Shulman, Quadrapheme, and others. Frequently mentioned is the book’s wide-ranging scholarship, intriguing focus on a less-studied interval of Jane Austen’s life, its unusual format, and exceptional beauty in design and illustration. More about Young Jane Austen here.

Lisa Pliscou’s “Fun with Dude and Betty” on Imgur

Clocking in at nearly 900,000 views on Imgur, here’s an image from Lisa Pliscou’s surf-speak book Dude: Fun with Dude and Betty, published by HarperCollins.

 

Appearing on Imgur, this is an image from Lisa Pliscou's book FUN WITH DUDE AND BETTY.

Most heinous, Bud!

 

Dude has been praised by the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, the Horn Book, School Library Journal, and the Associated Press, as well as by such surf luminaries as Matt Warshaw, author of The Encyclopedia of Surfing, and Duke Boyd, Hang Ten cofounder and author of Legends of Surfing.

 

Check it out on Imgur.

More about Dude here.