Category Archives: Austen Characters

Spring in Derbyshire

Spring in Derbyshire

“So what shall we do for the Easter hols?” I asked my husband a few weeks ago. “How about camping?” he said, and before I could ask if he was kidding or something, he also said the magic words: camping in Derbyshire. I do like camping, don’t get me wrong, but camping in April is not… more goodness …

April and Austen

April and Austen

April is the month of LOVE… And, as the world opens – at least the Midwest does – it feels aptly named. As I was thinking about the subject for something entirely different, I started to ponder the many different faces of love – affection, friendship, sibling love, parental love, all the varying familial love,… more goodness …

Winners from Regina Jeffers’ Latest Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners from our latest giveaway. Regina Jeffers originally planned to pick two winners of her first variation, Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary, but feeling generous, Regina picked six winners of an eBook copy of the book. If your name is below, contact Regina at jeffersregina@gmail.com… more goodness …

Exogamous and Endogamous Marriages in Jane Austen’s Works + Giveaway of “Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception”

Brittanica.com defines an “endogamous marriage” as the custom enjoining one to marry within one’s own group, while Wikipedia says “endogamy” is the practice of marrying within a specific ethnic group, class, or social group, rejecting others on such a basis as being unsuitable for marriage or for other close personal relationships.The penalties for transgressing endogamous… more goodness …

Winners from Regina Jeffers’ Post on Catherine Morland and the Tilneys

I am pleased to announce the winners from my recent post on Jane Austen’s Gothic parody, Northanger Abbey. There was such a great response to the post that I have chosen to pick more winners than originally listed.    These three winners will receive an eBook of Darcy’s Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes.… more goodness …

Should Not Elizabeth Bennet Despise George Wickham?

Should Not Elizabeth Bennet Despise George Wickham?

By Regina Jeffers Recently, I was writing a scene for an upcoming Austen release, and in it, I attempted to explain Elizabeth Bennet’s lack of “hatred” for George Wickham. Even after having read “Pride and Prejudice” well over 50 times during my lifetime, I found myself sadly lacking in this endeavour for I held no… more goodness …

Third Round of Winners from Our Launch Party Giveaway!

Third Round of Winners from Our Launch Party Giveaway!

We have chosen another FIVE more winners from those entered into our LAUNCH Giveaway. If your name is not below, do not fret. We still have 25+ prizes available. For those listed as winners, please contact Regina Jeffers (jeffersregina@gmail.com) to claim your prize. If you won a print book, include your full name and address… more goodness …

The Love Investigator Interviews Mr. Darcy

The Love Investigator Interviews Mr. Darcy

Operating incognito as the Love Investigator, my goal had been to conduct 1000 intimate interviews with men in their man-caves. I estimated it would take me exactly one year to accomplish my task. Did I ever miscalculate! Who knew men would talk so much! Six long years and 527 men later, I had become The… more goodness …