Category Archives: Jane Austen

Revenants, Returning from the Dead + Giveaway of “Vampire Darcy’s Desire”

Revenants, Returning from the Dead + Giveaway of “Vampire Darcy’s Desire”

Today, I bought candy so that I might stand in my driveway and hand out snacks to those brave enough to enter my small cul de sac, where few turn on their lights for the Trick or Treaters. And once more, my thoughts again run to the macabre. Revenance, or people returning from the dead… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Barbara Silkstone’s “My Fair Lizzy” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Barbara Silkstone’s “My Fair Lizzy” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Barbara Silkstone‘s “My Fair Lizzy” Giveaway.    Joan Rye will receive a signed paperback copy of Ms. Silkstone‘s latest release, My Fair Lizzy, while Linda Bryson will receive an eBook version of My Fair Lizzy. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Joan,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “A Step Past the Sketchbook” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “A Step Past the Sketchbook” Giveaway

Austen Authors is proud to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “A Step Past the Sketchbook” Giveaway. alp1788 will receive an eBook copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s latest release of Lizzy Bennet Meets the Countess. Alp1788, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! Note: According to our blog’s giveaway rules,… more goodness …

My Fair Lizzy- New Release and Giveaway!

My Fair Lizzy- New Release and Giveaway!

My Fair Lizzy ~ A Regency tale  An Interview with Lizzy Bennet: Barbara Silkstone: Welcome as we join Elizabeth Bennet following the completion of her lessons in elocution and etiquette with her tutor, Fitzwilliam Darcy. Silkstone: Tell us what prompted you to place yourself in the hands of such a haughty pedant. Mr. Darcy is… more goodness …

A Dance to Time: When Wellington Became a Janeite

A Dance to Time: When Wellington Became a Janeite

The “Long War,” as it was known in the day, raged between England and France during almost all of Jane Austen’s adulthood. Two of her brothers served in the Navy, and the others served in or supported the Militia. England’s problem from the start was that it had no effective way to take the war… more goodness …

Five Lessons from Austen

Five Lessons from Austen

I read a blog post recently – Ten Lessons Every 21st Century Woman Can Learn from Jane Austen. It was delightful and spot-on. I won’t revisit the list here because it might influence my thinking –you can find linked on Katherine’s Facebook Page – but it got me pondering what this incomparable author has taught… more goodness …

Cant or Can’t?

Cant or Can’t?

Those of us who write or read Regency and other historical fiction occasionally come across some strange words for which we have to find the definition in order to get the full sense of what was written. Georgette Heyer was not only a prolific author, she also had a certain amount of cant spoken in… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Unraveling Mr. Darcy at Vauxhall Gardens’ Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Unraveling Mr. Darcy at Vauxhall Gardens’ Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “Unraveling Mr. Darcy at Vauxhall Gardens” Giveaway. Sharon Legg will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s latest release, Unraveling Mr. Darcy. Sharon, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [All prizes must be claimed within 72 hours… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Romances from the Heart” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Romances from the Heart” Giveaway

Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Romances from the Heart” Giveaway. Lori Curry will an audiobook edition plus a Kindle edition of Romances from the Heart. The two prizes listed are for the U. S. residents only. Congratulations! Lori, you will need to provide your U. S. mailing address to Regina… more goodness …

A Step Past The Sketchbook: Novellas then Novels

A Step Past The Sketchbook: Novellas then Novels

Novellas are part of the way I write. Sure, I fill notepads, notebooks, and even post-it-notes with ideas, phrases, and sentences. But, in the end, I need to sketch and contemplate what drives my individual characters. The novella fits that bill. Consider that we know that Lizzy has a miscarriage in 1815 (see The Keeper).… more goodness …