Category Archives: Jane Austen

The Highs and Lows

The Highs and Lows

Some days, I feel that being a writer is the greatest thing in the world; other days, I don’t feel that way at all. For me, it truly is a thin line between the two: a good day as a writer and a not-so-good day as a writer. And it doesn’t take much to tip… more goodness …

My Own Netherfield Ball

My Own Netherfield Ball

One of my favorite parts of Pride and Prejudice has always been the Netherfield Ball– maybe because I had my own Netherfield Ball-esque experience when I was in college, complete with dancing, rude potential suitors, and misunderstandings.  My story turned out rather differently than Elizabeth’s–but it was still a definite turning-point in my life.  It happened this… more goodness …

Apocausten

Apocausten

I live in San Francisco – earthquake country – and today is the release of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s earthquake thriller, San Andreas. If you haven’t caught the trailer, it’s apocaporn at its best. A moody and melancholy cover of California Dreamin’ plays over wide-angle slow-motion flyovers of collapsing skyscrapers as viewers are asked where will they… more goodness …

The Whale on the Wall

The Whale on the Wall

I believe authors are given more experiences than the average person as a special gift from the angels. The average person might step over an emotionally-charged incident totally oblivious to the opportunity it offers. However an author will place that moment in his/her memory knowing someday it will present a funny, sad, or bittersweet view… more goodness …

Second Chances…

Second Chances…

I’m writing this blog, sitting by my parents’ pool on a breezy, but sunny, Memorial Day. Little white petals flutter down from large sixty foot trees and blow across the patio. They look like snowflakes until they blow into the pool, the water pushing them into a cluster near the steps. I’m in one of… more goodness …

Whatever you do, don’t mention the war

Whatever you do, don’t mention the war

Note: Sorry to return to the former topic of What’s Not in Austen Novels, but … I’m reading Jenny Uglow’s In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815, which is a very good night-time read (short chapters). The book revisits the same people throughout the wars, so we get to see how it affected them during this long… more goodness …

The 19th Century Entailment

As it was for centuries, a man’s status in 19th Century British Society rested in the land he held. Land was a symbol of wealth and social rank. Therefore, the need to pass one’s “wealth” to future generations increased with the number of acres of land owned. Land was “influence,” as well as affluence. To ensure one’s… more goodness …

Winners of Our Spring Quarter Giveaways!!!!

Winners of Our Spring Quarter Giveaways!!!!

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of our SPRING QUARTER GIVEAWAY! If your name is below, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. If the item is an eBook, please indicate to which email address the prize notice should be delivered. If the prize is a print book, gourmet tea, or… more goodness …

Jane on Stage!

Jane on Stage!

    We read the books; we read the fan fiction; we watched the movies,we  own the tattoos and the Band-Aids – or is that only me? Regardless, you get my point – Jane is in all things… And now we have a play! For my birthday, I was presented with a seat a the… more goodness …