Category Archives: Austen Characters

Winners of Rose Fairbanks’ “Stranger Danger” Giveaway

Austen Authors is proud to announce that Tresha and Sheila L M will receive an eBook copy of Rose Fairbanks’ A Sense of Obligation as part of Rose’s “Stranger Danger” giveaway. To claim your prize, Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com. In your response, indicate to which email address the prize notice should be delivered.… more goodness …

Stranger Danger in Austen + Giveaway

Stranger Danger in Austen + Giveaway

  I’m still mulling over title suggestions from my last post, but my computer has returned nicely refurbished and I’ve been busy with editing my next release, A Sense of Obligation! While considering which excerpt to choose for this post, I was struck with the idea of how often the stranger is the villain in… more goodness …

Clueless is 20 Years Old.  I’m Totally Buggin’ !!

Clueless is 20 Years Old. I’m Totally Buggin’ !!

Twenty years ago writer-director Amy Heckerling began developing a story that would focus on the popular kids at a California high school. Above all, Heckerling’s desire was to have a central female character who was relentlessly optimistic. I remember reading Emma, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Those characters: what I gravitated to was how positive they… more goodness …

A Look at the Film Adaptation of “Mansfield Park, 1999″

Okay, I’m back. Our lovely Alexa Adams is moving to Switzerland, and so I’m taking her place on the blog, for her furniture is packed and on the move.  Today, I would like to repeat a recent analysis I did on the film adaptation of “Mansfield Park,” specifically the Miramax production from 1999.  BBC/Miramax film… more goodness …

A Regency Dinner

A Regency Dinner

In Jane Austen’s novels, as well as in countless variations, a great deal happens at the dinner table, when our favourite characters are brought together to exchange so much more than casual pleasantries over elaborate meals. Mr. Collins comes along, to impress his relations with his excellent patronage, or Mr. Hurst, to guzzle his ragout… more goodness …

The Role of Elinor Dashwood in Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”

Austen began writing Elinor and Marianne as an epistolary novel in 1795. It was published as Sense and Sensibility in 1811. The novel set the tone for many of Austen’s titles: defiance of the social and economic barriers to marriage and the desire of women to marry for love. In the novel, Elinor and Marianne… more goodness …

So Darcy Thinks He Can Dance: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

So Darcy Thinks He Can Dance: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man who refuses to dance must lack a suitable partner. This could have indeed been the case with Mr. Darcy. Ever since he started toddling on his little legs, his parents had schooled him in dance techniques. By the time he was ten, he could jig as exuberantly as Michael… more goodness …

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 …