Author Archives: Elaine Owen

Word to the Wise

Word to the Wise

I just love words, don’t you? I am, after all, an author; words are what I use in my craft. If writing is like painting then words are the medium the artist uses to create images. Words have textures and shades of meaning. They have nuance, and they create different pictures in the mind depending… more goodness …

Duty Demands Part Deux, a Giveaway, and Other News

Duty Demands Part Deux, a Giveaway, and Other News

I am thrilled to announce that big things have been happening for me this year! It’s been a busy, busy past three months! First, my best-selling story Duty Demands was re-published by Kindle Press on July 10th! The weeks prior to publishing were full of edits, revisions and consultations with friends and family.This is the… more goodness …

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Today I’d like to tell you about George Austen, the brother you never knew Jane had. George Austen, Jane Austen’s second oldest brother, was born in 1766, and from an early age he displayed some sort of disability that made him noticeably different from other children. We don’t know exactly what this disability was. We… more goodness …

Announcing the winners of Elaine Owen’s “Making ‘Cents'” Giveaway

Announcing the winners of Elaine Owen’s “Making ‘Cents'” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s “Making ‘Cents’” Giveaway from her May 26 blog, which can be read HERE. To add to the challenge for the prize win, Elaine posed a math question: On a visit home, Lydia Wickham receives 1£ of pocket money from her overly indulgent mother. When… more goodness …

Making “Cents”, Plus A Giveaway!

Making “Cents”, Plus A Giveaway!

When I first started reading Jane Austen, I paid little attention to the references to money found in her books. I knew that Bingley was rich, Darcy was richer, and Wickham was bribed into marrying Lydia with a small fortune. That was about it. References to shillings, guineas and crowns went completely over my very… more goodness …

Weighty Matters

Weighty Matters

What is your mental image of Elizabeth Bennet? Do you picture her as she was portrayed by Jennifer Ehle, not terribly slender but definitely not heavy either? Or do you see her more as the waif-like Keira Knightley, with more of a boyish figure? Austen gives us little physical description of her most famous heroine.… more goodness …

The Fount of Creativity

The Fount of Creativity

Mrs. Cranston held her head high as she spoke proudly of her son. “He has turned out so well, and I take all the credit for it for myself. I made sure he associated only with the best kind of people as he grew up. Keeping your children from poor associations is so important, don’t… more goodness …