Category Archives: Austen Characters

Announcing the Winner of Rose Fairbanks’s “A Chat with Austen’s Mothers” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce that as the winner of Rose Fairbanks’s “A Chat with Austen’s Mothers Giveaway” that Susan Schneider will receive a winner’s choice print copy of any of Rose Fairbanks’s novels. Susan, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. In the email, include a mailing address for the prize… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Lady Susan Letters 15 – 18

Read Along Wednesday: Lady Susan Letters 15 – 18

Welcome to Read Along Wednesday! I hope you enjoyed last week’s installment, and especially the letters exchanged between father and son. What an admirable patriarch Sir Reginald de Courcy is! Firm but fair, decisive but kind. And what a fine specimen of self-deception we found in his son’s letter, where he attempted to persuade his… more goodness …

Austen’s “Amorous” Lady Susan and the Release of “Love and Friendship”

Austen’s “Amorous” Lady Susan and the Release of “Love and Friendship”

After Austen’s death, several unpublished works remained. One of those was “Susan,” a short novel that made fun of the convention of Gothic fiction. Originally, it had been sold to Benjamin Crosby & Co. in 1803. Shortly before Jane’s passing, her brother Henry bought back the still unpublished manuscript from Crosby for £10 (the amount advanced… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Spring Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Spring Quarterly Giveaway

The Austen Authors are pleased to announce the winners for the Spring Quarterly Giveaway. Congratulations!!!! If your name appears below: (1) contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize.  (2) If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email address for the prize delivery is correct.  (3) If your prize is a print book… more goodness …

Henry and Eliza on Eliza Doolittle Day

Henry and Eliza on Eliza Doolittle Day

  Forgive me if I take this occasion to celebrate a few different Elizas than just Miss Bennet, for today is Eliza Doolittle Day. For those unfamiliar with this often overlooked holiday, it is a reference to the musical My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, which in turn is based on… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Joana Starnes’s Release of “Miss Darcy’s Companion”

Austen Authors is happy to announce that Amanda Frank and Karen Simpson will each receive a Kindle eBook version of Miss Darcy’s Companion from Joana Starnes (with the book’s release at month’s end). Congratulations, Amanda and Karen. Please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize.  more goodness …

JEANNAISMS

JEANNAISMS Over the years, I have learned that people cope differently. Some with escapism. Ya, they run and hide. Some with sarcasm. Ya think? Others with up in your face defensism. WHATEVER! But . . . is there a right way to cope? For me? YES. It isn’t escapism, or sarcasm, or defensism­­­­––they are JEANNAISMs!… more goodness …

Upcoming release – ‘Miss Darcy’s Companion’

Upcoming release – ‘Miss Darcy’s Companion’

If you read my last post and enjoyed the virtual trip to Derbyshire, I hope you’ll like my upcoming book that, for once, takes place almost entirely at Pemberley. We love JAFF. We are addicted to the eventful courtship of Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. They meet, they spar, they part, they pine –… more goodness …