“I’m not always enamored with retellings of Austen’s work but this book is an exception! The author subtly included key storylines from Austen to her modern story with clever twists. It wasn’t at all awkward or ridiculous. Rather, the new novel was most enjoyable and fun to read especially if one is both a Jane fan and one who likes second chances.”
“Ms. Marks’ characters are realistic and fleshed out, while remaining true to Austen’s originals, and the plot about forced reunions and second chances is seamless and unforced. She writes well and smoothly, bringing the details of the world of publishing to life.”
“Modern Persuasion offers readers a chance to reimagine Austen’s couple in a contemporary story that contains an entertaining storyline that will resonate with fans of Persuasion who enjoy modern variations based on Austen’s stories and who are willing to enjoy this story based on its own merits.”
Sara Marks is a first time published author, but a long time writer.Sara is a librarian in Massachusetts.She has been writing as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) since 2004, but Modern Persuasion is the first she has published. She is publishing with Illuminated Myth Publishing.
Sara was born in Boston, MA and raised in Miami, FL.She attended Florida State University for 3 years, but graduated with an A.A from Miami Dade College and aB.A. from Florida International University before moving back to Boston for graduate school.There she got her M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and a M.S. in Communications from Fitchburg State University.Now Sara living in Lowell, MA where she works with local writing group Mill Pages, which creates an annual anthology of short stories, poems, and art work.She is a member of the Society of Independent Publishers and Authors (SIPA), a group supporting writers in the Merrimack Valley.