Category Archives: Jane Austen

Lunar New Year – Austen style

Lunar New Year – Austen style

I always celebrate New Year’s twice. On midnight of December 31st, I ring in the New Year with much of the world while sipping champagne and watching fireworks. On January 1st, I set resolutions. While some people might experience anxiety about keeping resolutions, I don’t. Because I have a little secret. About five weeks later, in… more goodness …

Previews of Coming Attractions from Regina Jeffers + a Giveaway

2015 was a fabulous year for my writing career. After spending 6 years with Ulysses Press, at the end of 2014, we parted ways. Ours was not a spat; it was a business decision upon Ulysses’ part to concentrate their publishing dollars on nonfiction. As I had no desire to return to writing nonfiction, I… more goodness …

A Gallery of Book Covers: Janeite Daydreams at Nymphenburg

Second post of the year already! My how time flies. My parents and sister visited us in Switzerland over the holidays (which really helped make our new home feel like HOME), and we spent a few impromptu days together in Munich, whence they flew home. Silly family! I hope they wanted to spend the day in… more goodness …

What is it about Jane?

There are so many quizzes, articles, polls, posts and pins declaring our unending love for Jane Austen. Her popularity continues on its meteoric trajectory and shows no signs of slowing. And I’m completely on-board – even looking forward to Feb 5th and the release of Pride & Prejudice and Zombies with ghoulish glee. But it… more goodness …

Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of Publishing JAFF

Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of Publishing JAFF

A New Year, A New Perspective. Today, my gift is knowledge. Welcome to Behind-The-Scenes-of-Publishing! In today’s post, much like a Dickens novel, I am going to bring the Ghost of Publishing Past, Present, and Future. Publishing Past It is a very modern convention, the concept of the wealthy author. Did you know that dear Jane… more goodness …

Resolving Not To Resolve

Resolving Not To Resolve

  Have you already broken your New Year’s resolutions? I confess that I haven’t! Of course, that’s simply because I never made any. I used to make resolutions when I was younger, but then I realized I lacked the “want to” to follow through. The carton below represents my current way of dealing with those… more goodness …

The Feast of St Agnes

The Feast of St Agnes

During my trip to Devon earlier this year I had great hopes of adding to my National Trust Houses tour. Exquisite Saltram was nearby – a wonderful Georgian mansion I have long wanted to visit – and also the romantic Buckland Abbey, with its fascinating connection to Sir Francis Drake. But it was the wrong… more goodness …

Winner of Barbara Silkstone’s “The Right Leg of a Man” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Barbara Silkstone‘s “The Right Leg of a Man” Giveaway post. Beatrice will receive an eBook copy of both The Gallant Vicar and The Return of the Gallant Vicar. Beatrice, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! more goodness …

For the Love of Colonel Brandon

For the Love of Colonel Brandon

[Author’s note: I had no idea when I wrote and scheduled this blog post that Alan Rickman would pass away the day before it published. I chose the pictures of him weeks in advance because I love the humble and sensitive way he portrayed Col. Brandon. He did an outstanding job in the role.] I never… more goodness …

The Right Leg of a Man – plus a Giveway!

The Right Leg of a Man – plus a Giveway!

As many of you may know, I spent six years interviewing over five hundred men for an in depth look at what contemporary guys really think about women, dating, love, marriage and other relationship issues. During the exhausting interviewing process, I noticed an almost universal male trait —leg jiggling. It was so prevalent, occurring in… more goodness …

New Year’s Changes

I love the idea of New Year’s resolutions, although lately  I’ve kind of fallen out of the habit of making any. (Unless you count mine this year to vacuum my bedroom carpets. Which may sound like I’m setting the bar way too low, but I am in the constant and I do mean constant company… more goodness …