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Announcing the Winners of Sharon Lathan’s release celebration of Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future

Announcing the Winners of Sharon Lathan’s release celebration of Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Sharon Lathan‘s giveaway for the release celebration of Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future. Robin Ramirez and Mary Herbers will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Lathan‘s latest release, AND Chelsea Hallenbeck and Diane Thompson will receive a paperback version signed by the author. Yeah!… more goodness …

Sharon Lathan celebrates Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future! Excerpts + a GIVEAWAY!

Sharon Lathan celebrates Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future! Excerpts + a GIVEAWAY!

The day has finally arrived! Or, I should say, the week has finally arrived, as it always takes a while for the various formats and marketplaces to catch up with the publishing schedule. But, for all intents, DARCY AND ELIZABETH: HOPE OF THE FUTURE, my far-too-long awaited novel is now available. Whee!!! Time to pop… more goodness …

Sharon Lathan has typed THE END on Hope of the Future. News + Excerpt

Sharon Lathan has typed THE END on Hope of the Future. News + Excerpt

On Sunday, at approximately 1:30 in the afternoon, I typed those words which every author yearns to do. THE END. Even though we know that a ton of work is ahead of us, the satisfaction of typing THE END is deeply felt. It is a milestone! For me, it has been over three years since… more goodness …

French Revolution Émigrés in England, a guest blog from Lona Manning

French Revolution Émigrés in England, a guest blog from Lona Manning

It is our delight to welcome Lona Manning, author of A Contrary Wind, a variation on Mansfield Park. Lona’s extensive research on the French Revolution is for our benefit today. Please welcome Lona to Austen Authors!   French Revolution Émigrés in England by Lona Manning   Thank you for this opportunity to guest post on… more goodness …

This Season of Cinema Remakes is Strangely Familiar

This Season of Cinema Remakes is Strangely Familiar

As everyone surely knows, the summer months are the “blockbuster” season when it comes to cinema. Historically, most of the big popcorn movies are released in May, June, and July. This year is no exception. What is unique, versus recent years, are the number of remakes/sequels/revamps/etc. on the list. So far 2017 has welcomed the… more goodness …

There IS hope for “Hope of the Future” after all!

There IS hope for “Hope of the Future” after all!

  Over three years ago, in March of 2014 to be precise, I published Darcy and Elizabeth: A Season of Courtship, my “prequel to the sequel” novel. Why I had decided to write into the past, as it were, after writing eight huge novels following the newly-married Darcys into the future, was a combination of prompting… 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 …

Regency Festivals, Fairs, Circuses, etc.

Regency Festivals, Fairs, Circuses, etc.

Festival. Fair. Carnival. Fete. The words do have definitions and historical applications with slight variations, but we largely tend to lump them together and use interchangeably. In general, when thinking of a festival, fair, carnival, whatever, we imagine a celebration of, or for, a particular holiday or theme with frivolous, lively entertainment as the order of… more goodness …

Revisiting How Georgiana Darcy Fell in Love

Revisiting How Georgiana Darcy Fell in Love

Authors LOVE receiving fan mail! (I thought I’d toss that out there, with a “hint, hint” attached, in case any of our readers were unaware of this truism. LOL!) The other day I received the most delightful email, the entirety of which is pasted below. It gave me a lovely chuckle, primarily because the first… more goodness …

Is it Time for Tea?

Is it Time for Tea?

The drinking of tea while nibbling tiny sandwiches is an indelible image of English life. One would probably assume that “tea time” is a necessity deeply entrenched into English history, dating so far back that it has become written into the genetic code! Well, not necessarily. A brief history of the magical tea leaf~ The first… more goodness …