Author Archives: Elaine Owen

Meet Echo, the Inspiration for Belle

Meet Echo, the Inspiration for Belle

This is our dog Echo. Echo joined our family three years ago. She was found huddling for shelter underneath a family’s deck on a wintry afternoon, during a November weekend of freezing rain, wet snow, and miserable winds. The family’s deck backed up to an empty field, and Echo’s rescuer theorized that she had been… more goodness …

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 …