Category Archives: Austen Characters

Why Colonel Brandon is my Mr. Darcy…

Why Colonel Brandon is my Mr. Darcy…

Having just finished writing my adaptation of Sense & Sensibility (due for publication in 2016), I have a confession to make: I have a crush on Colonel Brandon. There is something about his patience and quiet demeanor that is extremely romantic. Yes, yes, I can hear thousands of readers shaking their head and saying, “But Darcy…”… more goodness …

Celebrating the Release of “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin” with an Excerpt +a Giveaway

The release of this title was a long journey. You see, I wrote the book while I was still under contract to Ulysses Press, but they made a business decision only to publish non-fiction in the future. Therefore, they chose to exercise their right of first refusal. With Ulysses’ permission, last October, I set about… more goodness …

Winner of an Autographed Book from P. O. Dixon

Congratulations to kfield2, who will receive either a signed paperback edition of Lady Elizabeth: Everything Will Change Book One or So Far Away: Everything Will Change Book Two from our own P. O. Dixon.  kfield2, please contact Regina Jeffers (jeffersregina@gmail.com) with your choice of books and a mailing address for the prize delivery.  more goodness …

Winners of a Pendant from Diana J. Oaks

  Congratulations go out to Sandy Duncan, daria, and klb0823, the winners of a lovely pendant from our own Diana J. Oaks. The lucky winners will receive a lovely customized Austenesque necklace. The vintage appearance of the pendant is sure to please the romantic-at-heart, and the winners may select from the styles and finishes shown. A quote… more goodness …

Second Chances…

Second Chances…

I’m writing this blog, sitting by my parents’ pool on a breezy, but sunny, Memorial Day. Little white petals flutter down from large sixty foot trees and blow across the patio. They look like snowflakes until they blow into the pool, the water pushing them into a cluster near the steps. I’m in one of… more goodness …

My Compliments

My Compliments

As you may have guessed from previous posts, I am utterly fascinated by the social and cultural differences between the twenty-first century and the nineteenth. One would expect these things to be more clear when reading Austen’s works, but she could have had no way of predicting how society would change, so she couldn’t possibly… more goodness …

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 …