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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 to Participate in the Audio Austen Program

On August 5, 2015, Lisa Pliscou will be participating in the Audio Austen program, a newly launched initiative via the Eastern Pennsylvania Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America. She’ll be in conversation about her book Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, published in April 2015 by Wyatt-MacKenzie.


More about the Eastern Pennsylvania Region of JASNA here.

More about Young Jane Austen here.


“Young Jane Austen” on Vroman’s Bestseller List

Young Jane Austen is on the bestseller list at the L.A. indie bookstore Vroman’s, fueled by the support of the Jane Austen Society, Southwest; the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books; and a shout-out from Mike the Fanboy.



Check out the Vroman’s list here.

More about the Southwest chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America here.

Read the post by Mike the Fanboy here.


“Young Jane Austen” at the JASNA North Texas Spring Tea

Attendees at the sold-out spring tea of the Jane Austen Society of North America, North Texas region, will receive a glimpse of Young Jane Austen via specially created “calling cards,” and will have an opportunity to receive a signed first-edition copy as a prize.

Held at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas on April 26, 2015, the event includes high tea and a discussion of gentlemen’s Regency wear by period reenactor Brian Cushing.


Regency reenactor Brian Cushing.

Regency reenactor Brian Cushing.










More here.


“Young Jane Austen” & JASNA Sacramento

Lisa Pliscou will be talking about Young Jane Austen with the Greater Sacramento chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America on Saturday, June 6. Held at the Colonial Heights Library in Sacramento, the public is cordially invited as well.


More here.


“Young Jane Austen” at JASNA Chicago’s Spring Gala

Attendees at this year’s Spring Gala, sponsored by the Greater Chicago Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America on May 2nd and 3rd, will get a glimpse of Young Jane Austen via specially created “calling cards.”

The theme of this year’s Gala is “What Jane Saw,” with a presentation by Janine Barchas, author of Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity, and curator of the website “What Jane Saw,” a virtual reconstruction of the British Institution exhibit of the works of Joshua Reynolds that was held in the Institution’s galleries in Pall Mall in 1813. Professor Barchas will be speaking about this groundbreaking exhibition and its influence upon Jane Austen, her writing, and her world.


More about the Gala here.

To visit the “What Jane Saw” site, click here.