Category Archives: Excerpt

The Source of Elizabeth Bennet’s Myopic View of Mr. Darcy + a Giveaway

The Source of Elizabeth Bennet’s Myopic View of Mr. Darcy + a Giveaway

 Fitzwilliam Darcy is a major, and a minor, character in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Although he plays a major role in the story’s outcome, after all, Mr. Darcy is the romantic hero of the piece, he is not in every scene. The story is told from Elizabeth Bennet’s perspective, and Darcy is absent throughout… more goodness …

Poesy and Parody: Darcy in Wonderland

Poesy and Parody: Darcy in Wonderland

My new book, Darcy in Wonderland, comes out tomorrow! Well, the ebook does (paperbacks to follow soon). Next month we’ll have a giveaway and release party, but today I just want to step back and reflect on how much fun I had writing this book! Though the novel is both a Pride and Prejudice sequel… more goodness …

Sharon Lathan has typed THE END on Hope of the Future. News + Excerpt

Sharon Lathan has typed THE END on Hope of the Future. News + Excerpt

On Sunday, at approximately 1:30 in the afternoon, I typed those words which every author yearns to do. THE END. Even though we know that a ton of work is ahead of us, the satisfaction of typing THE END is deeply felt. It is a milestone! For me, it has been over three years since… more goodness …

Centering An Austen Variation Series Around Supporting Characters

Centering An Austen Variation Series Around Supporting Characters

I realize that some readers may find The Bennet Wardrobe series to be too far away from the centerline (ODC) of traditional JAFF stories. I do love “Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam” tales and plan to write many once The Bennet Wardrobe is complete. But for now… In 2014, well before I ever considered writing fiction (I… more goodness …

Lady Catherine’s neighbors & excerpt

Lady Catherine’s neighbors & excerpt

Last month’s post included an excerpt of Elizabeth’s love for architecture and viewing a glimpse of Knole House. This month’s is about the house and its residents. Jane Austen only gives us a few passages about Rosings and even less about the surrounding area. We know nothing about the village of Hunsford. In Mr. Collins’… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway” Giveaway. Danielle C and Sandra McComb are the lucky winners of an eBook of Darcy’s Wife Search, Ms. Burton‘s latest book. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [All prizes must… more goodness …

A First Time For Everything…Even a Volume Two!

A First Time For Everything…Even a Volume Two!

Launching a career as a fiction writer…let alone an author of JAFF…meant a whole new world of “firsts!” First time writing novels and novellas First time finding gracious beta readers willing to endure what might be drivel First time working with a brilliant cover designer like Janet Taylor First time wrestling with the wonders of… more goodness …

An Intro to Not an Heiress in Three Excerpts

An Intro to Not an Heiress in Three Excerpts

“And you wish to serve your country in a different way.”  Darcy was not unaware of Richard’s desire to enter politics. “I do, but I cannot. Not yet.” “You need land.” “Land and money.  Obtaining a seat is not without costs.”  Indeed, plenty of votes and, therefore, seats were purchased. It was not a thing… more goodness …

What’s the Story?

What’s the Story?

When it comes to maintaining an active social media presence, Twitter and Facebook have long been my favorite platforms. Recently, I’ve become an Instagram fan. Follow me and like or comment on a post, and I’ll do my best to reciprocate your kindness. Blogging can also be a good way to stay in touch. Save… more goodness …