Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “A Constant Love” Audiobook Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “A Constant Love” Audiobook Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Sophie Turner‘s “A Constant Love” Audiobook Giveaway. Jennie, Robin G, alp1788, Tamara, and Chelsea will each receive an audiobook copy of Ms. Turner‘s A Constant Love. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! (Winner must claim within 72 hours or an… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Believing in Mr. Darcy” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Believing in Mr. Darcy” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford‘s “Believing in Mr. Darcy” Giveaway. Sue Dabrusky and Laura Nies will each receive a Kindle eBook copy of Summer and Renata‘s Believing in Mr. Darcy. Sue and Laura, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! (All prizes… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Just a Dash” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Just a Dash” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “Just a Dash” Giveaway. Sonja will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s Discovering Mr. Darcy. Sonja, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! (All prizes must be claimed within 72 hours or an alternate winner will be… more goodness …

Old BBC Austen Adaptations

Old BBC Austen Adaptations

I have long championed the old BBC Austen adaptations, produced in the 70s and 80s. I was so fortunate as to receive the pictured box set several years ago as a Christmas gift, and since I have watched these films time and time again. Now, if you require beautiful cinematography and have no tolerance for… more goodness …

Miss Austen–No Politician, She

Miss Austen–No Politician, She

In this, the 200th anniversary year of Jane Austen’s death, we learn that white supremacists are co-opting the English author in support of a racial dictatorship, shocked opponents are claiming that true readers are “rational, compassionate, liberal-minded people,” and conservatives are chiding Janeites for assuming that great literature can be written only by great liberals.… more goodness …

Think, Think, Think…

Think, Think, Think…

Think, Think, Think… You’re probably thinking of Winnie-the-Pooh – and so am I. But I’m also thinking of Catherine Moreland from Northanger Abbey. Let me explain… I never really liked Northanger Abbey. To be honest, I didn’t get it. I failed to understand and appreciate Austen’s voice, perspective, satire, clever twists… And then I did.… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Legacy ~ A Festival in Louisville

Jane Austen’s Legacy ~ A Festival in Louisville

Three years ago I moved to Kentucky from California, and naturally there were many reasons why we chose this area. A big one was the JASNA Region in Louisville, albeit more for me than my husband! Located about forty miles from where we live, it is an easy, beautiful countryside pictorial drive for the meetings… more goodness …

The Knight Estate at Chawton, a Guest Post from Antoine Vanner

The Knight Estate at Chawton, a Guest Post from Antoine Vanner

Today’s guest blogger is my dear internet friend Antoine Vanner, a naval expert and author, who happens to reside very close to Chawton House. I am certain you will love the many images of the estate where Austen lived from 1809 – 1817, as seen through the eyes of someone who observes her lasting effect… more goodness …

Taxes More Inevitable Than Death in Austen’s Napoleonic Britain

Taxes More Inevitable Than Death in Austen’s Napoleonic Britain

The Saturday blog schedule lobbed a fat one across the center of the plate this month! While the “Official Tax Day” in the United States is April 18th, the 15th is so ingrained in American national consciousness as to make this the only realistic topic. ‘Tis true that Mr. Franklin sardonically noted “…but in this… more goodness …