Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

So long, friends

This is my last post as an Austen Author. I’m sure you’ll see me somewhere in the blog-o-sphere guest posting in the future, but for this season of my life I’m taking a step back.

They are entirely too compelling to leave alone for long.

It’s been really fun chatting with all of you each month and getting to know some of you further on Facebook (Author Elizabeth Adams) and Twitter (@eadamswrites).

I am still writing, up to my ears at the moment, actually, and I still post short stories in forums online along with the occasional long story. You can find me most frequently at A Happy Assembly at,, and My handle everywhere is EAdams.


What am I doing now???

I am currently working on a modern original fiction manuscript that I started back in spring of 2012 but set aside to finish other projects. It’s funny and light and makes me smile.

I’m also working on a project about Ukraine, a country that I lived in for a while and got married in. It owns a huge piece of my heart. As you know from my wedding post, my husband is Ukrainian and if you watch the news at all, you know that Russia has invaded Ukraine. A close friend of mine is a Ukrainian doctor with Doctors Without Borders and currently works in Donetsk, a city east of where I lived that is now occupied by Russia, and wears a helmet and bullet proof vest to work every day.


My husband’s hometown, the city I got married in, is only 60 miles away from occupied territory in Crimea. The entire situation is heartbreaking and consequently, this project is requiring a lot from me to get through. Any updates you see on social media about hard or emotional writing are probably about that project.

It owns the greater piece of my attention at the moment. As it should.

What about JAFF?

I still love JAFF and read it almost daily. It’s like slipping into a hot bath at the end of a long, hard day. It’s warm and familiar and always leads me home. For that reason, I doubt I’ll ever be able to leave it alone.

I still write short stories about Jane’s beloved characters – I doubt I’ll ever be able to stop – and you can find them on the forums listed above. I also put short stories and outtakes up on my website.

As for published JAFF, I have a collection of short stories in the works that will be out late summer/early fall. More is up to the muse. And of course the progress of my other projects.

Who knows? Maybe a lighthearted JAFF story will be the perfect relief to the heaviness of my other work. Stranger things have happened…

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J. W. Garrett
J. W. Garrett
June 16, 2016 9:20 PM

Elizabeth, we will miss you and can only wish you the best in your new venture. I knew someone that went to Ukraine about 20 years ago on a medical mission and simply loved the people. Thank you for all that you have done here…keep writing. JWG

Diana Oaks
June 16, 2016 5:04 PM

Good luck, Elizabeth. You’ll be missed.

Sharon Lathan
June 16, 2016 2:48 PM

Best of luck in all your future endeavors, Elizabeth. We appreciate your presence on Austen Authors SO much! You will be greatly missed. Don’t be a stranger!

June 16, 2016 10:39 AM

Elizabeth, best wishes with your endeavors. 🙂

June 16, 2016 10:38 AM

Oh you will be sadly missed. I loved Green Card and also Unwilling & The Houseguest. I was so looking forward to your next book about Darcy and Elizabeth! Well maybe one day? I will look forward to your short stories though and I hope all goes well with friends in Ukraine. Thank you for all the pleasure I have had so far from your books. ?

Carol hoyt
Carol hoyt
June 16, 2016 10:14 AM

You will be missed. I , selfishly, hope that you still continue your JAff . You write such wonderful stories.

Best of luck….don’t be a stranger !!

June 16, 2016 9:47 AM

Oh no… You’ll be missed! Thanks for adding your talent to the JAFF world. Best wishes on your projects.

MaryAnn Nagy
June 16, 2016 9:42 AM

Thank you ever so much for your novels that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Wishing you the best with your life and wish for peace in the Ukraine. I have been there and visited many parts of Russia in general. The Ukraine is known for being the breadbasket to Russia. Praying for your doctor’s safety (being a RN) i know the work he is doing is hard and appreciated. I go to a Ukrainian Orthodox Church here in Indiana. Wishing you peace, health, happiness and mostly God’s Blessings!
Keep in touch with us one way or another!

Jennifer Redlarczyk
June 16, 2016 9:26 AM

Best Wishes with all of your new projects and I hope you can keep your foot in the JAFF pie. Jen Red

Zoe Burton
June 16, 2016 9:15 AM

So sad you are leaving just as I am coming in! 🙁 Best wishes for your future! 🙂

June 16, 2016 9:14 AM

Best of luck to you on your upcoming work, Elizabeth. Your GREEN CARD remains one of my favorite modern JAFF books.

Gianna Thomas
June 16, 2016 8:32 AM

Hope things go well for you and family and friends. There are probably a number of times in our lives we have to reassess our time and resources. The best to you and yours.

Gianna Thomas
June 16, 2016 1:34 PM

You’re quite welcome.

June 16, 2016 8:16 AM

We hate to see you leave us, Elizabeth, but we certain all understanding reevaluating our time commitments and what we love to write. I often write stories totally unrelated to JAFF just for the break. It is a hard balance our lives must take. Best wishes.

June 16, 2016 8:06 AM

You will be missed! Thank you for all your posts. Good luck with your new projects and I will keep both you and your friends in the Ukraine in my thoughts and prayers!

charlene capodice
charlene capodice
June 16, 2016 6:05 AM

I am sorry that you won’t be here, but I will follow you on your other sites. the Ukraine is a beautiful country and having been there myself, and made many friends there, I worry about them and the good people of the Ukraine. I will keep you and the country in my prayers. You take care of yourself and happy writing!

J "Joy" Dawn King
June 16, 2016 12:38 AM

I have enjoyed getting to know you better through your posts here and wish you the absolute best in the future. My heart goes out to your friends and family in Ukraine. Best of wishes to you for your future projects. I will look for them to add to my library.

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