Category Archives: Jane Austen

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 …

A Particular Obsession

A Particular Obsession

  Obsession. Here is how it’s defined on dictionary.com: the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc. the idea, image, desire, feeling, etc., itself the state of being obsessed the act of obsessing The third definition is particularly useful: the state of being obsessed. Don’t you love definitions like… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Letters

Jane Austen’s Letters

Probably like most Austen lovers, I first came to be a Jane Austen fan through reading her fictional works. I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir here when I say, Who could help falling in love with Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth’s love story? Not me, that’s for certain. I immediately wanted to read every novel… more goodness …

Winners of an Autographed Copy of Regina Jeffers’ “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin”

Congratulations go out to Marion, Regina Silvia, and Sarah Espenscheid Hughes, who Random.org chose as winners of an autographed copy of Regina Jeffers‘ latest release, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery. Ladies, please contact Regina at (jeffersregina@gmail.com) to claim your prize. In the email, include a mailing address for the… more goodness …

Banned Austen

Banned Austen

This weekend is the annual meeting of the American Library Association in San Francisco. The mega-gathering of librarians celebrates the very best in literature. It’s a small price to get onto the exhibit floor where publishers hand over more than equal value in free advanced copies, and is a wonderful opportunity to meet your favorite current… 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 …

Jane Austen, self publisher

Jane Austen, self publisher

When, at the beginning of the month, I am dejectedly refreshing the sales figures at my Kindle store, I take some solace that like me, Jane Austen was a self-published author. It helps take the sting out of looking at that big fat zero that greets me on the first day of the month to… 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 …

Austen and… Fairy Tales?

    “When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown… 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 …