Guest Author: Britney M. Mills and the Love, Austen Series

 By day, Britney M. Mills is the wife to a builder and mom to five, but by night, she turns into an author, writing YA & contemporary romance stories. 

A book lover, former college athlete, and Jane Austen fan, she crafts stories with the idea that anyone can find love. When she’s not writing, she spends time playing games with her kids, or shuttling them to and from their activities, watching Sanditon and Murdock Mysteries, or dreaming of future characters while she folds a mountain of laundry.

After I participated in an online event featuring sweet romances, I invited authors to share their books here, and Britney’s PA contacted me. Her books intrigued me, so I scheduled Britney’s newest series for this month and asked her to tell us a bit more about herself and her writing than her bio reveals. Here she is!


I’ve always loved to write. In fourth grade I tucked myself in the corner behind my mother’s brown flower couch and wrote a whole story about knights, princesses, and dragons.

I wrote here and there growing up but I started writing more seriously after having my oldest son. After several years of trying to make a blog work out, I figured I might as well write. It was a lot cheaper than heading to the craft store every other day, and I didn’t need the perfect light to get the right pictures.

My first big project was a fantasy my husband and I came up with, but after several revisions, I switched to writing romance. I had an idea for a contemporary take on Jane Austen’s novels. So Love, Austen, the retelling of Emma, released on my birthday in 2018. I’ve written in a lot of genres and a few series that still need to be finished, but I love seeing the progress of growth through each book.

Matched with Her Runaway Groom is the first book in a Love, Austen spin-off series. I’d spent six books building up the fact that the matchmaking company was creating an app and figured I might as well use it to my advantage now.

I love to travel, which is usually present in my books. This series is all based in Boston, which is where I went to college. That city holds some great memories for me and it’s where I did a lot of growing up. Now I get the chance to help my characters do some stretching while also finding the person they love.

Writing romantic comedy is like coming home in a way. I’m the klutzy girl and crazy things happen to me all the time. So some of the elements aren’t far off in my books.

Someday I hope to be able to write books all day, but for now, I’m the walking calendar for my husband and five kids. We love to explore and hike, taking vacations we can mentally survive driving to. I have heart eyes every time I see homemade chocolate chip cookies. And someday I want to see Garth Brooks in concert.

Thanks for having me and take a moment to check out my books!

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Blurb for Matched With Her Runaway Groom (Book One in the Love, Austen series): 

Rachelle Stewart has spent the last year working through her Breakup Bucket list, something her roommates helped her create to get over her ex-fiancé, Landon Higgins. The cruise she won is going to be the crowning achievement of her list, but she can’t seem to get rid of Landon when he shows up as a passenger. Luck is on Landon’s side when he finds out he’ll get uninterrupted time with his ex-fiance. He ruined things a year ago and getting her back is a long shot. But seeing the changes in her gives him the sliver of hope that they might forgive and forget.

Coming Soon: Matched With Her Fake Fiance (Book Two)

Britney can be found on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Goodreads, and YouTube.


About Patricia Kiyono

During her first career, Patricia Kiyono taught elementary music, computer classes, elementary classrooms, and junior high social studies. She now teaches music education at the university level. She lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, not far from her five children, nine grandchildren (so far), and great-granddaughters. Current interests, aside from writing, include sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, and music. A love of travel and an interest in faraway people inspires her to create stories about different cultures. Check out her sweet historical contemporary romances at her Amazon author page:
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10 Responses to Guest Author: Britney M. Mills and the Love, Austen Series

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    Welcome to 4F1H.
    Since I enjoy romantic comedy — whether writing it, reading it, or watching it on screen — I’m sure I’ll like your stories.


  2. Welcome, Britney! I know that you must be a very busy lady. I am glad that you find the quiet time to get your works together. I wish you all the best with all of your stories.

    Liked by 1 person

    • britneymills18 says:

      Thank you so much! Life is busy but full and I’m so grateful for it. I hope you are well and thanks for your kind comment!


  3. Anonymous says:

    I’ve loved Britney’s books for years now and am so excited to continue reading her new RomCom Series! It was so fun to learn more about Britney Mills in this post!


  4. I always enjoy hearing how authors “find” the stories they tell. This sounds like a fun story!


  5. Elaine Cantrell says:

    Welcome! I love romantic comedy too. I’ll have to check out your work.


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