I had so much fun doing a Face-Off with author, Brandy Vallance, that I thought it might be fun to play “Take a Wild Guess” with author, Julie Klassen. Before we start, let me say that my love of the Regency Era is hugely contributed to her. Of course, Jane Austen set the wheels in motion, but Julie’s books have kept me waiting on the edge of my seat for her next book to come out. THANKFULLY, she will be publishing TWO BOOKS this year!
Winner of many awards, her books have covered, not just the elite and high society, but many aspects of England at the time. Here are the books she has released so far. I had to put the pictures on here because they are such beautiful covers!!!
Ok, so here it goes. The way this works is:
— I asked Julie some questions.
— I guess what her answers will be.
— I see if I am right!
— Who shall win? We shall see!
Let the games begin!!!!
1. Why Regency? (I am, personally, a part of The Regency Society of Virginia, so no complaints here!!)
Charity – My guess is because of all the amazing Jane Austen adaptations there are. You fell in love with the movies and was curious about the different aspects of the time period.
Julie – It’s all Colin Firth’s fault. Like many women, I was smitten by him as Mr. Darcy in the 1995 BBC/A&E adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. Seeing it led me to re-read Jane Austen’s novels and in turn, to set my novels in the Regency period.
—- Ahhh. I do believe that counts as a point for me!
Charity 1 / Julie 0
2. Favorite Jane Austen character?
Charity – Tough one.. I am going to go with Fanny Price from Mansfield Park. Of course, it is probably Mr. Darcy, as he is everyone’s favorite, but I choose to go with someone less popular and with great character.
Julie – Probably Anne Elliot of Persuasion
Charity 1/ Julie 1
3. How has God been brought glory through your writing career?
Charity – Perhaps it is because you can share the gospel within a non-threatening environment. People love Jane Austen and it is a way to reach others who wouldn’t normally listen.
Julie – My goal is to write novels that delight readers and glorify God, but I would feel presumptuous answering this one! I do hear from readers who appreciate the faith-affirming content in my books, so I hope I have given Him glory.
— I don’t think there is a clear winner. As long as God is brought the glory!! Scores stay the same.
Charity 1 / Julie 1
4. Dream vacation?
Charity – Perhaps to Bath during the Jane Austen Festival!!
Julie – Dream vacation=two weeks in the English countryside. Of course!
— Countryside! Bummer. Not exactly Bath…
Charity 1 / Julie 2
5. Have you ever been to the Jane Austen Festivals?
Charity – Not the legit, English one.
Julie – I have attended the Jane Austen Society of North America’s annual conference, but not the festivals in KY or Bath, England–yet!
— Wha Wha!? Nice Call!!
Charity 2 / Julie 2
So, there you have it. My first “tie”!
Thanks, SO MUCH, Julie for taking time out to answer my questions (: Sorry you didn’t win! (Not really).
Check out her new release:
You can pick up The Secret of Pembrooke Park. You won’t regret it!!!! Full of mystery, romance and intrigue. Check out the book trailer right here: