Category Archives: Jane Austen

Poetry in the Age of Romance

Poetry in the Age of Romance

The romantic poetry of a besotted lover is, in my opinion, one of the most delightful treasures of the human experience. What woman who has received a love poem composed by her sweetheart can deny the power of those words? Words that expose his vulnerability to her charms. Words that set aside flaws and cite… more goodness …

A Tour of Estate Houses Used in Pride and Prejudice

A Tour of Estate Houses Used in Pride and Prejudice

The 1995 A&E production of Pride and Prejudice has always been my favorite. Not only was it my first exposure to the wonderful world of Austen (yes, even before the book!), but it also seems to be the most authentic and the most accurate to Jane Austen’s original text. Not only that, but the scenery… more goodness …

Austen writes Romance?

Austen writes Romance?

Welcome to February! I can’t believe how fast January flew by! My children are already bringing home heart-shaped crafts from school in celebration of the upcoming St. Valentine’s Day holiday. While I maintain that Jane Austen’s books are about so much more than romantic love you simply can’t get away from the marriage plots and… more goodness …

An Excerpt from “A Dance with Mr. Darcy,” an Upcoming Release from Regina Jeffers

An Excerpt from “A Dance with Mr. Darcy,” an Upcoming Release from Regina Jeffers

  Over December, I did very little writing. I required a break. After all, I released six novels in 2016. Moreover, this past December was the first Christmas I spent with my son and his family for more than ten years. I had all sorts of plans: putting up the Christmas tree, all the holiday… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Leenie Brown’s “Making Plans” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Leenie Brown’s “Making Plans” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Leenie Brown‘s “Making Plans” Giveaway. Lynn Char and PriscillaT will each receive a  2017 Austen Men in Film Calendar (designed by the lovely Janet Taylor at JT-Originals). Lynn and Priscilla, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations, Ladies!  more goodness …

Do Austen’s Novels Reveal Her Views on Slavery?

Do Austen’s Novels Reveal Her Views on Slavery?

My last blog explored the effort in England to abolish the slave trade—the buying and selling of human flesh—which was accomplished in 1807—as well as the effort to eliminate slavery itself throughout all British possessions, which was not accomplished until 1840. Slave owners were helped through their “difficult” six-year period of adjustment, 1834-1840, with payments… more goodness …