Category Archives: JASNA

Aspen on Austen and a Giveaway

Aspen on Austen and a Giveaway

I entered the world of Austen by fits and starts, first with film adaptations, then by reading her novels, then by reading JAFF, then by writing it. Somewhere along the line, I became aware of the Jane Austen Society of North America, or JASNA. A little poking around on the main JASNA website led me… more goodness …

Winners of the “Find The Austen Authors” Giveaway from AGM 2015

Winners of the “Find The Austen Authors” Giveaway from AGM 2015

While in Louisville for the JASNA AGM, the six Austen Authors who attended conducted a “scavenger hunt” of sorts. Participants were to find Sharon Lathan, Regina Jeffers, Melanie Schertz, Rose Fairbanks, Elizabeth Ann West, and Sarah Price, and have the author initial a special postcard (*see below). Placing the completed postcard into the AuAu bowl… more goodness …

Jane & Jealousy (or Austen & Envy)

Jane & Jealousy (or Austen & Envy)

I’ve been fraught with envy this past week as my fellow Austen authors and acolytes have been atwitter (and a-instagram and a-facebook) over the 2015 JASNA annual general meeting, which yours truly did not get to attend. Because paycheck. Envy and Jealousy are usually dismissed as negative emotions, but I find them quite helpful. They can help you prioritize. They can… more goodness …

10 ways my husband is better than Firth’s Darcy

10 ways my husband is better than Firth’s Darcy

My head is still spinning from going to the Jane Austen Society of North America’s Annual General Meeting last week and I’m in the middle of moving (again) as my husband’s been relocated to a new state! After 8 weeks of him being there Monday-Friday and sometimes being home less than 36 hours, we were… more goodness …