Probably most well known for the collaborative “Choose your own adventure” style erotic novel series “A girl walks into a..” which she wrote with Sarah Lotz and Paige Nick under the nom de plume Helena S. Paige, Helen Moffett began life as an academic. These two seemingly opposite sides of a coin have allowed Moffett to explore a variety of topics and genres in her writing career, bringing her to her latest release Charlotte.
Described as being a “reimagining” of Pride and Prejudice, Charlotte is pitched as being an updated feminist addition to the post-Austen Canon.
Google describes the book as follows: “Everybody believes that Charlotte Lucas has no prospects. She is unmarried, plain, poor and reaching a dangerous age. When she stuns the neighbourhood by accepting the proposal of buffoonish clergyman Mr Collins, her best friend Lizzy Bennet is appalled by her decision. Yet this the only way Charlotte knows how to provide for her future. Her married life will propel her into a new world: not only of duty and longed-for children, but secrets, grief, unexpected love and friendship, and a kind of freedom.”
Here Nancy Richards chats to the author and gets behind the novel.