Category Archives: Jane Austen

Winner of a Mansfield Park Dramatization from P.O. Dixon

Austen Authors is happy to announce that carylkane will receive a special gift from P.O. Dixon. It is a BBC Dramatization of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. Carylkane, please send Regina Jeffers (jeffersregina@gmail.com) an email to claim your prize. Include in the email a mailing address to which the item may be shipped. Congratulations! more goodness …

Exogamous and Endogamous Marriages in Jane Austen’s Works + Giveaway of “Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception”

Brittanica.com defines an “endogamous marriage” as the custom enjoining one to marry within one’s own group, while Wikipedia says “endogamy” is the practice of marrying within a specific ethnic group, class, or social group, rejecting others on such a basis as being unsuitable for marriage or for other close personal relationships.The penalties for transgressing endogamous…more goodness …

Sensible & Sensational

Sensible & Sensational

I love Jane Austen, I love her humor, her wit, her morals, her all-encompassing eye and attention to detail, her ability to capture that character you know you’ve met before… I just love her. Being part of an amazing dream and recapturing and rewriting her books is something I never thought possible. However, it’s a…more goodness …

No, Jane Austen is MY best friend!

No, Jane Austen is MY best friend!

I have been working on a contemporary Mansfield Park retelling, but as is custom when I am writing, I was looking for opportunities to procrastinate heavily, and nothing justifies procrastination like research. While delving into Mansfield Park, I came upon several articles debating whether Jane Austen was in support of or against the slave trade. The…more goodness …

Too near family? + Giveaway

Too near family? + Giveaway

Bear with me, gentle readers. I moved over the weekend, and the entire experience was not what I had planned. I’ve moved several times in recent years and this is certainly not the worse time but it was book ended with sick kids (entirely unrelated illnesses) including a ten hour trip to the emergency room…more goodness …

The Importance of First Impressions

The Importance of First Impressions

Meeting people for the first time can be rather intimidating, wouldn’t you agree? In his book, Blink, Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the importance of the first two seconds when meeting someone and how it takes just that amount of time to make a first impression. TWO SECONDS??? YIKES!!!!  Clearly, first impressions do matter, if two seconds are…more goodness …

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 …