Ep 91: Author Interview with Kathleen Flynn

Literary Escapes Podcast author interview with Kathleen Flynn

We are thrilled to have Kathleen Flynn, author of “The Jane Austen Project,” join us for a captivating book club discussion. Kathleen shared her journey of crafting a genre-bending novel that blends time travel, fantasy, dystopian, and historical elements. She delved into the challenges of categorizing her book and the inspiration drawn from the works of Jane Austen.

Kathleen shared intriguing insights into her writing process, from developing the tagline “What would you give up so she could live?” to the intricate research she conducted, including firsthand experiences in England, to authentically portray the Regency period in her book. She also highlighted the influence of Jane Austen’s life and writing on her own work, exploring the subtleties of social cues and details without belaboring them.

Be warned… This is a book club interview so there are spoilers. If you haven’t read the book yet, do that first!

Meet Kathleen Flynn

Kathleen A. Flynn grew up in tiny Falls Village, Conn., and now lives in Brooklyn. Currently an editor at The New York Times, Flynn has taught English in Hong Kong, washed dishes on Nantucket, and is a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

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In This Episode

We had so much fun chatting with Kathleen and here are some of the things we talked about:

  • How she got started in journalism
  • The differences between writing for a newspaper and writing fiction
  • Her extensive research for The Jane Austen Project
  • Jane Austen-themed cosplay weekends
  • Her next book
  • and so much more!

Books Mentioned in this Episode

  • The Jane Austen Project

Other Books Mentioned

Connect with the Author

Kathleen would love to hear from you! So, here’s how you can keep in touch with her:

Website: https://thejaneaustenproject.com/

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