Cover Reveal of Jane Austen Made Me Do It

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress: 

Waving my flag for the cover of my book Jane Austen Made Me Do It, and feeling incredibly fortunate and humbled by the reality that this is really happening after so many months of hard work by many.

For the benefit of anyone who does not know, Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Original Stories Inspired by Literature’s Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart is a short story anthology of Jane Austen-inspired stories from 23 best selling and popular authors. It releases on 11 October, 2011 from Ballantine Books, and I am the editor. I am also the luckiest Janeite in the world to see my dream come true. *sniff*

Jane Austen Made Me Do It, edited by Laurel Ann Nattress (2011)

If you are so inclined, the book may be pre-ordered at many online booksellers including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Now I need that shot of port please.


Laurel Ann

Cover image courtesy of Ballantine Books © 2011; text Laurel Ann Nattress © 2011,

55 thoughts on “Cover Reveal of Jane Austen Made Me Do It

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  1. Congrats on your success and hard work that you pour out over several months. I can’t wait to order and read it. I must say the cover is very beautiful.


  2. Congratulations! I’m happy to hear that your hard work has produced a great book with a beautiful cover! I look forward to reading this anthology soon and thank you for sharing this with us.


  3. The cover design is beautiful — people leaving their “calling cards.” I love that creativity and look forward to reading the anthology.


  4. Wonderful Laurel Ann! I would definitely buy it for the mention of your name and the Austenesque authors on it. Plus it has really eye catching cover design! I do judge a book by it cover sometimes… All round winner this one… can’t wait to get mine!


  5. How exciting! It’s great to see a Janeite’s dream come true. What a terrific line-up of contributors. I’m looking forward to reading their Jane Austen-inspired stories.


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