Book Tours: Starter Day Party for Kellynch


I’m hosting the starter day party for the book tour for Jane Austen fanfiction / romance “Kellynch”. The tour runs from September 7 to October 7. I will review the book on September 27. Stay tuned for the review!

Tour Schedule

September 7th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

September 7th: Promo Post @ Cafe Art Space

September 8th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

September 10th: Promo Post @ Bookaholic Ramblings

September 11th: Guest Post @ Teatime and Books

September 13th: Promo Post @ Books on Fire

September 14th: Book Review @ Books, Books & More Books

September 16th: Book Excerpt @ Books are Forever

September 18th: Guest Post and Giveaway @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

September 19th: Promo Post @ The Book Daily

September 20th: Author Interview @ Deal Sharing Aunt

September 22nd: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

September 25th: Promo Post @ Bedazzled Reading

September 27th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

September 28th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions

September 30th: Book Excerpt @ Books and Tales

October 2nd: Book Review @ Inside the Mind of a Bibliophile

October 2nd: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ BookSkater

October 3rd: Author Interview and Giveaway @ The Romantic World of Leigh Anderson

October 5th: Book Review @ PRATR

October 5th: Character Interview @ Gwyn Plummer’s Blog

October 6th: Guest Post (writing process) @ The Romantic World of Leigh Anderson

October 7th: Book Review @ History from a Woman’s Perspective

About the Book

Kellynch Book coverTitle: Kellynch

Author: Kwen D. Griffeth

Genre: Jane Austen Fanfiction / Romance

Jane Austen completed “Persuasion” in August 1816. It was to be her last book. She left us with the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth and she left them approaching “happily ever after.” What happens the day following “happily ever after?”

The story of Kellynch picks up three years after the couple married and were able to secure the Kellynch estate from Sir Walter and Cousin William Elliot agreed to waive the entailment.

It would seem all is well with the young couple, but all is not as it seems.

Kellynch is a story of deceit and treachery as well as courage and overcoming the odds. It is a story in which those who were assumed to be friends are not and where support comes from unexpected places. Love again, will, be tested in a story set against the backdrop of historical events.

Throughout the book, I have tried to remain true to the characters as Miss Austen created them. I sought to develop and introduce new characters that would meet with her approval.

Author Bio

Author PhotoWhen describing my life, I think Douglas Adams said it best, “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I have ended up where I needed to be.”

Books have always been a large part of my meandering.

I grew up on a ranch in southeastern Idaho and my friends were a mixed and rowdy bunch. Louis L’Amour told me tales of the west, but Edgar Rice Burroughs took me to the jungles of Africa. Sir Author Conan Doyle walked with me through the fog-covered streets of London, and Jane Austen taught me to be a gentleman.

I read several other authors but I was fourteen when I met the man. Sitting in an English class, I chose a book from a required reading list and I was introduced to Ernest Hemingway. His book, “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” allowed Mister Hemingway, Robert Jordan, and I to fight in the Spanish Civil War and I never left Idaho. When I closed the back cover, I knew that no matter whatever else I did, I would be a writer. Even today, when I think back, I am still in awe of how Hemingway’s words touched the soul of an adolescent boy.

I entered the Army a year after high school and stayed in uniform for the next two decades. The military offered me the opportunity to live my own adventures separate from the ones I lived vicariously in books. While in uniform, I worked in a variety of fields, Infantry, Military Police, and Military Intelligence. I worked on a psychiatric ward and later at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. I took trips to Mexico, Canada, and twice to Germany. I have visited the forty-eight contiguous states and desperately want to see the other two.

Along the way, I met and kept printed friends Allister Maclean, Robert Ludlow, John Grisham, and Tom Clancy. I had flings with several others, Joseph Wambaugh, Clive Cussler, and Stephen King.

I started to write and failed. Repeatedly, I would start a story, only to end it and discard it as it sounded too much like the works of one of my friends. I went through periods when I refused to read, because I was frustrated and angry with those friends. Those friends who were what I wanted to be.

Fifteen years ago, I got sick. I got sick and it was misdiagnosed. I almost died, but then I met the doctor who figured out the riddle and, with his help, I started working my way back. As I got better and my brain got stronger, stories, characters, and plots started to form. I found my voice and I published my first book, a novella called “Dear Emma,” in February 2012.

I used to feel strange telling people, “I got better and now I hear voices,” but the statement is accurate. I feel I am in good company as several authors have made such references. As I said at the beginning, I am exactly where I need to be.


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