Category Archives: Jane Austen

What’s Not in Jane Austen

What’s Not in Jane Austen

After reading and watching countless Jane Austen adaptations, it can sometimes be difficult to separate what Austen actually wrote in those six published novels with what we think she wrote. (Full disclosure: I once embarrassed myself by conflating the events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with the original.) We’ve populated, expanded and explored the…more goodness …

What Do We Know of Catherine Morland and the Tilneys in Jane Austen’s “Northanger Abbey” + Giveaway

by Regina Jeffers Much of the description of the Abbey and of the Tilneys comes to us from Austen’s heroine, Catherine Morland. Catherine comes to Bath with dreams of highwaymen and Gothic heroes. She is a 17-year-old girl who loves reading Gothic novels. Something of a tomboy in her childhood, her looks are described by…more goodness …

Winner of Jeanna Ellsworth’s “Mr. Darcy’s Promise”

Austen Authors is happy to announce that Renee Zimmerman is the winner of Jeanna Ellsworth’s “Mr. Darcy’s Promise” from Jenna’s March 24, 2015, post on the value of patience. Congratulations, Renee!!! Please contact Regina Jeffers (jeffersregina@gmail.com). In the email to Regina, include your mailing address. more goodness …

A Letter to Jane Austen

A Letter to Jane Austen

Spring is officially here and it has been raining incessantly lately. This of course makes me feel the need for something lighthearted and preferably funny.  Thinking you might also be feeling the need for some positive juju, I thought I’d share this letter I wrote to Jane Austen with you. It was shared on another…more goodness …

The Classics

The Classics

If you’ve read Dear Mr. Knightley or Lizzy & Jane, you know I keep returning to these beloved favorites and, from the title alone, you can tell The Bronte Plot will be no different. The Classics have me hooked. When asked about this, it’s usually assumed that I studied literature in school and come to…more goodness …

The Art of Patience

The Art of Patience

“PATIENCE IS NOT PASSIVE RESIGNATION, NOR IS IT FAILING TO ACT BECAUSE OF OUR FEAR. PATIENCE MEANS ACTIVE WAITING AND ENDURING.” ––Dieter F. Uchtdorf Ever been tempted to pray for patience? I have. Then I learned my lesson. I’m not kidding. Don’t ever, ever, pray for patience! Many times in my life I have been…more goodness …

Winners from P.O. Dixon’s Post “Write What You Know”

Winners from P.O. Dixon’s Post “Write What You Know”

The winners of P.O. Dixon’s “Write What You Know” Post Giveaway are … Adrienne Woodruff will receive the Jane Austen Note Cards, and Tami will receive an eBook copy of So Far Away: Everything Must Change Book 2.       Congratulations, Ladies! Please contact Regina Jeffers (jeffersregina@gmail.com) to claim your prize. Adrienne, please include…more goodness …

Winter and I are not friends!

Winter and I are not friends!

Being born and raised in the southern United States, I have never been a fan of cold weather. While I don’t care for really hot weather either, if I had to choose between sweating to death or being turned into a popsicle, I would definitely choose the former. I have many dear friends who live…more goodness …