Category Archives: Austen Characters

Lunar New Year – Austen style

Lunar New Year – Austen style

I always celebrate New Year’s twice. On midnight of December 31st, I ring in the New Year with much of the world while sipping champagne and watching fireworks. On January 1st, I set resolutions. While some people might experience anxiety about keeping resolutions, I don’t. Because I have a little secret. About five weeks later, in… more goodness …

Previews of Coming Attractions from Regina Jeffers + a Giveaway

2015 was a fabulous year for my writing career. After spending 6 years with Ulysses Press, at the end of 2014, we parted ways. Ours was not a spat; it was a business decision upon Ulysses’ part to concentrate their publishing dollars on nonfiction. As I had no desire to return to writing nonfiction, I… more goodness …

A Gallery of Book Covers: Janeite Daydreams at Nymphenburg

Second post of the year already! My how time flies. My parents and sister visited us in Switzerland over the holidays (which really helped make our new home feel like HOME), and we spent a few impromptu days together in Munich, whence they flew home. Silly family! I hope they wanted to spend the day in… more goodness …

Help! I Need a Title!

Help! I Need a Title!

It’s that time again. My latest book is scheduled to publish this spring, but there’s just one tiny problem…  I DON’T HAVE A TITLE!  So I thought I’d elicit the assistance of you lovelies and see if anyone has any grand ideas. Doesn’t sound like much fun? Wait! There’s a reward! If I choose the… more goodness …

The Feast of St Agnes

The Feast of St Agnes

During my trip to Devon earlier this year I had great hopes of adding to my National Trust Houses tour. Exquisite Saltram was nearby – a wonderful Georgian mansion I have long wanted to visit – and also the romantic Buckland Abbey, with its fascinating connection to Sir Francis Drake. But it was the wrong… more goodness …

Winner of Barbara Silkstone’s “The Right Leg of a Man” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Barbara Silkstone‘s “The Right Leg of a Man” Giveaway post. Beatrice will receive an eBook copy of both The Gallant Vicar and The Return of the Gallant Vicar. Beatrice, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! more goodness …

The Right Leg of a Man – plus a Giveway!

The Right Leg of a Man – plus a Giveway!

As many of you may know, I spent six years interviewing over five hundred men for an in depth look at what contemporary guys really think about women, dating, love, marriage and other relationship issues. During the exhausting interviewing process, I noticed an almost universal male trait —leg jiggling. It was so prevalent, occurring in… more goodness …

A Closer Look at “Mansfield Park” 2007

In North Carolina, the summer Jane Austen Program at UNC at Chapel Hill is featuring Mansfield Park. If you have not looked at this annual program, it might be a good way to learn more of what some consider their least favorite Austen novel.  Announcing the Fourth Annual Jane Austen Summer Program! “Mansfield Park & its… more goodness …

Winner of Leenie Brown’s “‘Tis the Season” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s ‘Tis the Season Giveaway, which introduced Ms. Brown’s new book, No Other Choice. Jo’s Daughter will receive a Kindle edition of not only No Other Choice, but also the book that precedes it, Her Father’s Choice. Congratulations, Jo’s Daughter. Please send Regina Jeffers an email at… more goodness …

Winners of Brenda Webb’s “Christmases Past” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Brenda Webb‘s “Christmases Past” Giveaway. Brenda claims two winners: LilMissMolly will receive a lovely 2016 Jane Austen Illustrated Calendar from JT Originals 2016, while Maureen C will receive a Pride and Prejudice Christmas Tree Ornament pair of Darcy and Elizabeth. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize.… more goodness …

Life is Like a Jane Austen Novel

Life is Like a Jane Austen Novel

I must begin with a confession. I have been known, on occasion, to intentionally overhear conversations. Writers, however, call it research, a perfectly legitimate way to focus on the content and cadence of everyday conversations. Call it eavesdropping if you must, but I have picked up some wonderful bits of dialogue this way.  One day… more goodness …