Category Archives: Austen Characters

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Celebrating the Release of ‘A Dance with Mr. Darcy’ Giveaway”

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Celebrating the Release of ‘A Dance with Mr. Darcy’ Giveaway”

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Celebrating the Release of ‘A Dance with Mr. Darcy‘ Giveaway.” Random.org chose these three as winners of an eBook copy of A Dance with Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary: Rebecca Odom, Carole in Canada, and Suzanne Fraz.  Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers,… more goodness …

Celebrating the Release of “A Dance with Mr. Darcy” with a Scottish Tradition + a Giveaway

Celebrating the Release of “A Dance with Mr. Darcy” with a Scottish Tradition + a Giveaway

St Agnes Eve plays a pivotal turning point in my latest Austen-inspired release. A Dance with Mr. Darcy. But who was St. Agnes and why is she celebrated? On St Agnes Eve, traditionally girls and unmarried women wishing to know more of their future husbands perform a variety of sometimes “bizarre” acts to see who… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “Evolving ‘Mistress'” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “Evolving ‘Mistress'” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the three winners of Sophie Turner’s “Evolving ‘Mistress’” Giveaway. The first prize is a bundled package: the winner will receive a reader’s choice of ebook or paperback copy of Mistress, plus an audiobook of A Constant Love, and a Pemberley Gardens candle from Frostbeard Studios. Random.org chose priscillateh as that first winner. … more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “War Widows in Austen’s World” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “War Widows in Austen’s World” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “War Widows in Austen’s World” Giveaway. Random.org has selected Regina Silvia to receive an eBook copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s The Keeper: The Extraordinary Journey of Mary Bennet. Regina, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations!    more goodness …

Regency Festivals, Fairs, Circuses, etc.

Regency Festivals, Fairs, Circuses, etc.

Festival. Fair. Carnival. Fete. The words do have definitions and historical applications with slight variations, but we largely tend to lump them together and use interchangeably. In general, when thinking of a festival, fair, carnival, whatever, we imagine a celebration of, or for, a particular holiday or theme with frivolous, lively entertainment as the order of… more goodness …

The Significance of Books and of Reading in Jane Austen’s Novels, a Guest Post from Lauren Gilbert

The Significance of Books and of Reading in Jane Austen’s Novels, a Guest Post from Lauren Gilbert

The Significance of Books and Reading in Jane Austen’s Novels By Lauren Gilbert Jane Austen was a reader.  She read widely.  We know she enjoyed novels; she was a subscriber to Fanny Burney’s third novel, Cecilia or Memoirs of an Heiress. She also enjoyed Henry Fielding, Samuel Richardson, Anne Radcliffe and Maria Edgeworth, among others.… more goodness …

Evolving “Mistress,” and a Giveaway

Evolving “Mistress,” and a Giveaway

Although I’ve posted here for quite some time, readers may have noticed two things missing from my posts: a new release, and a giveaway. It’s finally time to rectify both of those things! The reason for my lack of new books is twofold: first, my main track of writing is in a continuation series, where… more goodness …