Author Archives: Katherine Reay

Announcing the Winners of Katherine Reay’s “A Portrait of Emily Price” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Katherine Reay’s “A Portrait of Emily Price” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Katherine Reay‘s “A Portrait of Emily Price” Giveaway. Nancy M and Beth Erin will each receive a print copy of Ms. Reay‘s new book, A Portrait of Emily Price. Nancy and Beth, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. In your email, include… more goodness …

Introducing A Portrait of Emily Price and a Give Away

Introducing A Portrait of Emily Price and a Give Away

I hope fall is treating you well… Presently, my work world revolves around a manuscript due on October 15th and a book launching on November 1st. “Launch” is such a strange term – it sounds like we are throwing A Portrait of Emily Price out there with the hope she lands safely. Perhaps we are…… more goodness …

Jane Austen and Narrative Voice

Jane Austen and Narrative Voice

“Voice” is a tricky subject for writers. It isn’t a teachable aspect of writing, but it is invaluable and strengthens with practice, perseverance and diligence. Usually a reader finds it within character in novels. You know, unique characters that simply are themselves. Readers may call them friend or enemy, but not fictional – for they… more goodness …

Enjoying Austen

Enjoying Austen

I’m gathering ideas for a novel. And while that is a daunting moment, it’s also tremendous fun. The blank screen holds endless potential. Here are a few books I’m digging into presently for research. I’ve spent the last week re-reading Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey – and watching the latest round of BBC movies. It’s… more goodness …

Love Letters to Books

Love Letters to Books

Last week I attended BookExpo America in Chicago – and had a wonderful time. It was like being in a candy shop with free product and no calories. All the pretty books! And, as my sore back can attest, I carted home many of the most savory. My greatest acquisition was A Gentleman In Moscow.… more goodness …

A Tasty Subject

A Tasty Subject

“Great writers and my mom never used food as an object. Instead it was a medium, a catalyst to mend hearts, to break down barriers, to build relationships.” — Lizzy from Lizzy & Jane I’ve written on food and Jane Austen before… and I return to it because it fascinates me. Austen uses food as… more goodness …