Category Archives: Austen Characters

An Excerpt from “A Dance with Mr. Darcy,” an Upcoming Release from Regina Jeffers

An Excerpt from “A Dance with Mr. Darcy,” an Upcoming Release from Regina Jeffers

  Over December, I did very little writing. I required a break. After all, I released six novels in 2016. Moreover, this past December was the first Christmas I spent with my son and his family for more than ten years. I had all sorts of plans: putting up the Christmas tree, all the holiday… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Leenie Brown’s “Making Plans” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Leenie Brown’s “Making Plans” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Leenie Brown‘s “Making Plans” Giveaway. Lynn Char and PriscillaT will each receive a  2017 Austen Men in Film Calendar (designed by the lovely Janet Taylor at JT-Originals). Lynn and Priscilla, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations, Ladies!  more goodness …

Do Austen’s Novels Reveal Her Views on Slavery?

Do Austen’s Novels Reveal Her Views on Slavery?

My last blog explored the effort in England to abolish the slave trade—the buying and selling of human flesh—which was accomplished in 1807—as well as the effort to eliminate slavery itself throughout all British possessions, which was not accomplished until 1840. Slave owners were helped through their “difficult” six-year period of adjustment, 1834-1840, with payments… more goodness …

Classic Recipe Flavored by a New Cook

Classic Recipe Flavored by a New Cook

Lately I’ve been catching up on missed seasons of the TV show Top Chef. Thank you, Hulu.com! Anyway, that is probably why the similarities between cooking and writing stories based on classic literature occurred to me. For a better understanding of what I mean, let me give a personal example. My family has a unique casserole dish created by… more goodness …

A Visit to Lyme Regis

A Visit to Lyme Regis

It’s been about thirteen years since I visited England, though I may have reason to go again soon since both my brother and my niece are engaged to Brits. (I’m hoping for something straight out of Four Weddings and a Funeral without the funeral part.) My purpose in going those several years ago, my husband and twelve-year-old… more goodness …

The Utmost Importance of Fresh Air and Exercise

The Utmost Importance of Fresh Air and Exercise

No, you haven’t stumbled across a health website, but it is January, just beyond the two-week mark of when a large percentage of the population has renewed their vow to take better care of themselves, so it seemed appropriate. Particularly for one such as I, whose pursuit of health has proven frustrating and elusive, particularly… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Matches Made at Netherfield” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Matches Made at Netherfield” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s Matches Made at Netherfield Giveaway. Eru will receive an eBook copy of the Ms. Burton‘s latest release, while Carole in Canada will receive a print copy of the book. Ladies, to claim your prize, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com. Congratulations!!!  more goodness …