Come out and meet author Pamela Jane:
The Tinicum Arts Festival Saturday, July 13, 2013, 11-1 p.m., Tinicum Park, River Road (Rt 32) Erwinna PA 18920. Entertainment, yummy food, silent auction!
The Doylestown Bookshop Saturday, July 19, 2013 7:00 p.m., 16 S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. Book raffle, don’t miss it!
* BBC America: 10 Ways to Celebrate 200 Years of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice #10. Spin-Offs and Mashups: There are many, many spin-offs and parodies of Pride and Prejudice; from cat crossovers like Pride and Prejudice and Kitties: A Cat-Lover’s Romp through Jane Austen’s Classic by Pamela Jane and Deborah Guyol.
* ”We give you Jane Austen and cats, and that means we’re in it for the long haul ” – The American Library Association’s Booklist Online
* “Forget zombies, Jane Austen + kitties = brilliance-” The Daily Dot
* Featured on All Things Austen, a Wall Street Journal celebration of the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice.
* ”Pride and Prejudice and Kitties is a lighthearted labor of love aimed at pure amusement…everyone…can chuckle over a fat Siberian kitty in tartan and lace” – Willamette Week
* ”Pamela Jane and Portlander Deborah Guyol are the latest to mash up a beloved tale with an improbable situation…Pride and Prejudice and Kitties: A Cat-Lover’s Romp Through Jane Austen’s Classic tells the story from a cat’s point of view.” – StatesmanJournal.com
* ”I was hooked at the first line: ‘Netherfield Park is marked at last!’ A unique, cleverly written, and utterly hysterical re-telling of Pride and Prejudice. Presented with reverence to the classic novel, Pride and Prejudice and Kitties is humorous and witty in a style reminiscent of the original. Miss Austen would approve!” —Sharon Lathan, best-selling author of Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One, www.sharonlathan.net, www.austenauthors.com
* ”If you’re a Jane Austen fan, or a fan of furries, you’re going to fall in love with this book…Janeites will love the photos that include little head-nods to other Pride and Prejudice and Jane Austen references – such as the Jane Austen for Dummies book in one photo and the Jane Austen figurine in another. Finding these throughout was a joy.” – The Bennet Sisters Blog.
* “The cat photos and captions add whimsy to the book…similar to LOL Catz and the Internet… Cat lovers will enjoy the quirky tale.” – Portland Book Review
* “Pride and Prejudice and Kitties“…has a lot of lolcat style pictures that I really enjoyed. It’s a cute book and actually is one of the first mash-up books that I’ve actually read. I could see this book being a fun gift for the cat or animal lover in your life…Overall, this was a pretty cute book.” Paperblog
Note from Pamela: Don’t look at the photo of me — look at my kitty, Noelle!
Deborah Guyol in The Oregonian:
…["this is] a world where kitties pounce upon pianos and prance around drawing rooms, and “as every cat knows, a handsome young tom in possession of his own territory must be in want of a mate.” – The Oregonian http://www.oregonlive.com/pets/index.ssf/2013/04/pet_talk_portland_photographer.html
Reviews of the website
“Pride and Prejudice has gone to the…cats.
For all of you who hate LOLAustens because of the illiterate LOLcat-speak (but that’s what makes them funny), well, no one can complain that they can’t understand the captions on THESE kitty pictures. Children’s book author Pamela Jane has put together a website that combines cute kitty pictures with captions from Pride and Prejudice.
We know our Gentle Readers are waiting for the Editrix to whip out the Cluebat on this one, but…it’s actually rather amusing, and done with an obvious tongue in cheek. If it had been earnest or unfunny, it wouldn’t have worked. But this kind of rolls in its absurdity as a cat does in catnip.”—www.austenblog.com.
“…Hilarious”—Carol Moss, JASNA (Jane Austen Society of North America) Web Site Manager