An Interview with Rose Fairbanks and a Giveaway!

This blog features one of my favorite JAFF authors, Rose Fairbanks (Aureader). Rose has been kind enough to post her amazing stories at DarcyandLizzy for the reading pleasure of our members since she first began writing (if memory serves me) and they always prove fan favorites. I have no idea how she finds time to write with two small children and a husband whose job keeps him very busy and often away from home. Throw in the fact that his job means they move more often than most of us could ever imagine and I get tired just thinking about it! Therefore, I will just stop talking and say welcome to the blog Rose!  Brenda

What are you currently working on and what inspires your muse?
I’m currently working on Extraordinary Devotion, the third book in the When Love Blooms series. I’m loving Richard and Belinda’s romance! I’m also working on rewriting my Witches of Austen series and making it better than ever! I feel like my muse is always on. That actually makes it difficult to *finish* a story, and what helps me the most there is a good outline and discipline. Writing time is sacred.

What prompted you to begin writing and do you write for other fandoms besides JAFF?
I dabbled in fiction writing in college but never completed anything beyond short stories. I think my first thought that I could write JAFF came after reading a book that had what looked like a very hopeless conflict between Darcy and Elizabeth. It was a very long book and I stayed up until 4 am trying to get past the conflict. I finally put the book down and determined that if the writer didn’t give me a happily ever after I’d just imagine one for myself. I don’t write or read any other fandoms. I think one obsession is enough for me!

What first drew you to JAFF and how long have you been reading it? Do you prefer Regency or Modern? Do you have any hobbies besides JAFF?
I actually first heard of JAFF in a college course. My favorite British Literature professor suggest I try some of the sequels on the market since I couldn’t get enough of Jane Austen and wrote all my papers about her. I turned my nose up at them. Such a snob I was! A few years later, I watched the North and South miniseries on Netflix and while looking for the book on Amazon, saw a few JAFF ones recommended. I gave them a chance and became addicted. 

I definitely prefer Regency stories over Modern but I have read many enjoyable moderns. My theory is that I prefer variations over retellings and I think variations work better in Regencies. 

I don’t have a lot of free time outside of writing and taking care of my family. I enjoy playing with makeup and playing piano in my limited free time. Like Elizabeth Bennet, I do not dedicate as much time to practicing as I should, but perhaps I’ve spent the time to better use? 
What are three of your favorite resources to turn to when writing? 
My outline, inspiration music, and the internet at large- although I have to be careful to not fall down too many research rabbit holes!

Are there any people in your life who have inspired certain traits in your character or scenes?
My husband inspires my Mr. Darcys. I think I’m a lot like Elizabeth Bennet. Other than that, there’s no one person that inspires my interpretation of other characters. I like to people watch though so I’ll gather facial expressions and postures from unsuspecting strangers.

I hope you learned something new about Rose Fairbanks for we enjoyed having her as our guest. Be certain to leave a comment for a chance to win one of two kindle e-books of any of her books (including her newest MR. DARCY’S BLUESTOCKING BRIDE. If you have trouble commenting here, you may leave a comment on our FB page that features this blog.

You have until our next post (we post 15th and 30th) to comment and the winners will be announced on the forum and DarcyandLizzy.com’s FB page. Please check these sites to see if you have won.

Comments button is right beside “Discussions” at the top of the page under the title. Best of luck! We would love for you to share this post on all your social sites.

 

 

 

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Betty Madden
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I’m in the process of re-reading all of Rose’s earlier books: Good times!

Carol
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Enjoyed your interview. I don’t know how you find the time to write with your busy life, but I’m just glad that you do. Love your books.

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks for your support!

Pam Hunter
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Enjoyed the interview with Rose! I don’t know how she does it. When my children were little, I barely found time to turn around! I’m glad she finds the time to write her lovely books!

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks for your support! They definitely keep me busy!

Lisa Hatfield
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Wonderful interview! I always love gaining insight into what inspires authors to write their beautiful works of art!

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks for commenting and all your support, Lisa!

Lúthien84
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I don’t know how Rose finds the time to write, read and go online in between raising her kids and managing the household. It’s what I always think, authors have superpowers that I do not know about. Nice interview btw.

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks! I definitely don’t have super powers. Just overworked household appliances and a very helpful husband and mother.

Elissa Berg
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Thank you for doing the interview. I enjoy learning more about the wonderful authors here. Thank you for sharing your stories, they are so fun to read.

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks for commenting! I love chatting with readers!

BeckyC
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Wonderful interview. Looking forward to reading. I always enjoy Rose’s books

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks, Becky!

Ana
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Rose, I have read some of your stories and I always find them very sweet and lovely.
I need to catch up with a couple of titles that are on my kindle for some time now and I am pretty sure I will love them as usual 🙂
Thank you for the giveaway,

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks for all your support! I hope you enjoy when you get a chance to read! I know my TBR pile is miles high now!

Linda A.
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I’ve read most of your stories and have quite enjoyed them. Thank you for sharing them – and for the chance to win a copy of one I don’t have! Keep writing!

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks for your support!

Betty Jo
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I’ve enjoyed all of your stories, Rose! I’m glad to see you posting a new story here at D&L.

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks, Betty Jo! So grateful for your support over the years!

Maureen
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Thank you for taking the time to do this interview, it is always interesting to discover how one comes across JAFF. Mine was through my daughter-in-law who told me about it, not specifically JA Fanfiction but fanfiction in general and sent me the link.

Rose Fairbanks
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Hi Maureen, thanks for commenting! It is interesting how we all come to JAFF!

Melanie
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Wonderful interview by a favorite writer! I can’t wait for the new book!

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks Melanie!

DarcyBennett
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Great interview.

Rose Fairbanks
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Thank you!

Rebecca Beaulieu
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I don’t know how you do it all. I have 1 toddler and one on the way. It’s hard taking care of her this summer and getting house work done. Cannot wait to read more of your books too!

Rose Fairbanks
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Hi, Rebecca! My husband helps A LOT around the house. He’s been so supportive. And I think it helps that I gave up my neat freak tendencies, lol. I’m feeling so bad right now, I can’t remember if I ever sent you one book as promised! Message me on FB if I didn’t!

Sonya Holt
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I love Rose’s books as I do have most of them I do believe. I will be honest I am a little behind on reading The Bluestocking but will catch up… So many stories and way too little time between family, work and sleep!!!

Rose Fairbanks
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Hi Sonya! Thanks for commenting! You’ve got lots of time to catch up since I usually leave my stories up on D&L. I hope you enjoy and are having a great summer!

Carmalee
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What a great interview this was.. you are a superwoman! I love your stories and appreciate all that you do for us here at D&L. great teachers do make a difference as well as ones who are not so nice..I’m so glad you had the good one and share with us!

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks for commenting! I definitely don’t feel like superwoman. My husband helps a lot! And I think I’ve just learned to live in a permanent state of mess, lol. And yes, to this day I still keep in touch with that professor! She was such a good one!

KateB
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I’m so glad you had an encouraging British Literature professor. We would miss so many great stories if it hadn’t been for her/him. I’m with you on that one, I must have D&E HEA.
I don’t know how you manage either. Your family, writing, social media activity. You are a Superwoman. 🙂

Rose Fairbanks
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The funny thing is last year, I came out to everyone I know in real life about writing JAFF and credited her. She couldn’t even remember recommending it to me. My husband helps a ton and there’s always a mess somewhere. 🙂 Definitely not super woman!

bludpoison
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Wow..I learned today that You, Rose, started to write JAFF stories because an hopeless conflict of our ODC book. Amazing. I also amaze of you finding time to write in your busy life. Also, I am thanking your Mr Darcy and His Lady Anne who help you.

Rose Fairbanks
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Yep! I don’t think I started writing my own stories for a few weeks (and I’ve never finished those first few early ones. They’re baaaaaad) but it all started with the moment of deciding I could determine a character’s fate just as well as the author, lol. What can I say? It must take a bit of ego to become an author, haha. My husband is definitely Mr. Darcy but my mother is much more of a Mrs. Bennet. One day I’ll write a sequel where 10 years later, Mrs. B has moved in with the Darcys! Either way, I’m… Read more »
Rose Fairbanks
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Brenda and Jen, Thanks so much for interviewing me, hosting a giveaway, and all the love and support you’ve given me through the years! Your readers are the best! And yes, I have been posting on Darcy and Lizzy since the beginning. And I was a reader before that!

KathyE
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Rose…I’m really amazed that you find time in your busy schedule to write such amazing stories. I used to write fan fiction (not JAFF) but after having kids I just can’t seem to find the time anymore.
Thank you for sharing your stories with us!

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks for commenting. In the early days it was actually easier because the baby couldn’t move and my toddler was happy to just stack blocks all day. Now, it’s only possible due to my husband and mother helping so much!

AnitaP
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Rose – thank you for sharing. I’m impressed with the fact that you have time to write with your busy family life. I always enjoy reading your stories and look forward to reading your latest.

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks for commenting. My husband is my life saver! A real Mr. Darcy!

Jennifer Redlarczyk
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Rose, I can’t believe how many irons you have in the fire! You are amazing! I can remember way back to your first book and love that your muse has never stopped. Nice to have a Mr. Darcy in the house, by the way, for masculine inspiration. Best Wishes on all of your endeavors and thanks so much for continuing to post with us. Jen Red

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks for all your support through the years! I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you and a few others who always had something positive to say to me!

Vesper
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I do hope you will finish Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Joy

Rose Fairbanks
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I will! I plan on posting it on my blog and forums this month, actually. I finally found my notebook. We’ll enjoy Christmas in July!

Lady Tempe
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Just perusing the website and saw this interview with the author, Rose Fairbanks. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your stories here.. I am really enjoying your story, Mr. Darcy’s Bluestocking bride. I’m so glad you changed your mind about JAFF because now we can enjoy your stories as well 🙂

Rose Fairbanks
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Thanks! I always think it’s funny how I was so Mr. Darcy about JAFF and now I know it’s my true love! Of course, there were many excellent authors who came before and sparked my interest.

Dianne
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I was amused how you chose character traits by people watching. A fascinating occupation! Keep up the good work Rose as both I and your other readers enjoy your work.

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