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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.

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“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.

 

 

Sarah Emsley on “Young Jane Austen”

“A charming book,” says Sarah Emsley about Lisa Pliscou’s recently published biography, Young Jane Austen, “of interest to readers of all ages in its imaginative retelling of central events in Austen’s life and its exploration of questions over which she must have puzzled.”

 

Read the full review here.

More about Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer here.

 

 

‘Luxury Reading’ on “Young Jane Austen”

“Delightful,” says Christen Krumm of the Luxury Reading blog about Lisa Pliscou’s recently published biography Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer. “I am really excited about getting to pass this book down to my daughter. To pass along my love of Austen. . . . And with its beautiful illustrations, it will appeal to the young and old. I can see this being a book enjoyed for years to come — both for me and my daughter.”

Read the full review here.

More about Young Jane Austen here.

 

 

‘vvb32 reads’ on “Young Jane Austen”

“A small cute gem of a book,” says Velvet of the ‘vvb32 reads’ blog about Lisa Pliscou’s just-published biography Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer. “I really like how this story is presented. Sprinkled throughout the book are illustrations with an old classic vibe. The pages are also outlined with a pretty floral background which brings about a cozy feeling while reading.”

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‘More Agreeably Engaged’ on “Young Jane Austen”

“A virtual feast for the eyes,” says Janet T. of the More Agreeably Engaged blog about Lisa Pliscou’s just-published Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer. “Enchanting . . . It is obvious that much research went into the writing of this biography. The book is unique in both approach and appearance. Anyone that is devoted to Jane Austen would be delighted to own this book. It is truly a treasure.”

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Austenprose on “Young Jane Austen”

“Delightful and infinitely readable,” says Lisa Galek of Austenprose about Lisa Pliscou’s just-published biography Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, rating it as 4.5 out of 5 stars. 

“The most enjoyable part of the entire book — and there were many — was the annotations that the author included to go along with her short imaginings of Jane’s life. She uses various sources to draw a picture of Jane Austen’s early years and then goes through, chapter by chapter, giving us little snippets of background information. I was impressed with her ability to take vast volumes of Austen scholarship and research and distill those down into a series of very clear, easily digestible paragraphs that really helped to illuminate Austen’s life story.”

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Lisa Pliscou at Sacramento Public Library event

On Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 2 to 4 pm, the Sacramento Public Library and the Jane Austen Society of North America are hosting an event called “Jane Austen: From Childhood to Daily Tea.” Lisa Pliscou will be in conversation about her just-published biography, Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, and two signed, print copies are being offered as door prizes, along with a set of Austen-inspired jewelry custom-made by Jenna Palmisano Perfetti of Sea Glass Chic. In addition, Lynn Ossolinski will talk about Jane Austen’s daily ritual of making tea and the role tea plays in her novels.

 

Lisa Pliscou's Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer and Sea Glass Chic

Photo by Adam Perfetti.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details about the event are available here.

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

More about Sea Glass Chic here.

 

Savvy Verse and Wit on “Young Jane Austen”

“Delightful,” says Serena M. Agusto-Cox of Savvy Verse and Wit about Lisa Pliscou’s just-published Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer. An overarching theme in this biography is what makes a writer become a writer? Are they born as such? Does it require simply a fondness for words or an observant nature and does it need to be nurtured just by the individual or by their own support system?”

Read the full review here.