Author Archives: Don Jacobson

Centering An Austen Variation Series Around Supporting Characters

Centering An Austen Variation Series Around Supporting Characters

I realize that some readers may find The Bennet Wardrobe series to be too far away from the centerline (ODC) of traditional JAFF stories. I do love “Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam” tales and plan to write many once The Bennet Wardrobe is complete. But for now… In 2014, well before I ever considered writing fiction (I… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “A First Time for Everything” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “A First Time for Everything” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “A First Time for Everything” Giveaway. Michelle H will receive an eBook copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s Henry Fitzwilliam’s War. Michelle, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [All prizes must be claimed within 72 hours of the… more goodness …

A First Time For Everything…Even a Volume Two!

A First Time For Everything…Even a Volume Two!

Launching a career as a fiction writer…let alone an author of JAFF…meant a whole new world of “firsts!” First time writing novels and novellas First time finding gracious beta readers willing to endure what might be drivel First time working with a brilliant cover designer like Janet Taylor First time wrestling with the wonders of… 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 …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “War Widows in Austen’s World” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “War Widows in Austen’s World” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “War Widows in Austen’s World” Giveaway. Random.org has selected Regina Silvia to receive an eBook copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s The Keeper: The Extraordinary Journey of Mary Bennet. Regina, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations!    more goodness …

War Widows In Austen World

War Widows In Austen World

Jane Austen closes the last chapter of Persuasion on a dark note with lines reminding her readers of the possibilities that were the daily reality of a martial wife. “Anne was Tenderness itself;—and she had the full worth of Capt. Wentworth’s affection. His Profession was all that could make her friends wish that tenderness less; the… more goodness …