It is with a heavy heart, we at Austen Authors announce that the lovely and talented Barbara Silkstone passed away on February 16, 2022. She was the best-selling author of the Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider series that includes: Wendy and the Lost Boys, London Broil, Cairo Caper, Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider Boxed Set. Her Criminally Funny Fables series includes: The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters; Wendy and the Lost Boys; Zo White and the Seven Morphs; Cold Case Morphs.
Among Barbara’s Jane Austen-inspired books, one can find Darcy’s Honeymoon, Mister Darcy’s Secret, Mister Darcy’s Christmas, My Fair Lizzy, Darcy and Elizabeth: Simon’s Christmas, Darcy and Elizabeth: Will’s First Christmas, Mister Darcy’s Templars, Lizzy’s Love Apprentice, Darcy’s Royal Dilemma, Mister Darcy’s Dogs, The Gallant Vicar, The Return of the Gallant Vicar, Darcy Down the Rabbit Hole, Mister Darcy’s Maltese Falcon, The Witches of Longbourn, Darcy, Lizzy and Lady Susan, Pansy Cottage, Darcy, Lizzy and Emma, Darcy and Elizabeth: Serendipity, Happy Christmas from the Darcys, and Darcy’s Magical Message.
Silkstone’s writing has been described as “perfectly paced and pitched – shades of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen – without seeming remotely derivative. Fast moving action that shoots from the hip with bullet-proof characterization.”
We at Austen Authors grieve her loss.