Category Archives: Literary References

Fordyce on Women

Fordyce on Women

When Mr. Collins reads from Fordyce’s Sermons in Pride and Prejudice, I always figured he was reading something dry and preachy. What I didn’t figure was that he was also reading something incredibly sexist. Fordyce wrote several books of sermons, but his Sermons for Young Women was the most popular of his books, extremely popular during… more goodness …

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 …

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 …

Books That Changed my World

Books That Changed my World

About a year ago, I posted on Austen Authors about the book group I’d joined. Now, several months later, I’m still entranced with the group and its choice of reading materials. Not all have been to my taste, but each book has expanded my viewpoint in one way or another. For example, I don’t always… more goodness …

Lizzy and Darcy As JAFF First Cause & Excerpt & Giveaway

Lizzy and Darcy As JAFF First Cause & Excerpt & Giveaway

There is a debate of sorts that swirls around the Pride & Prejudice world…stories about Lizzy and Darcy versus stories that feature other characters. Honestly…these are two different worlds. I realize that Lizzy and Darcy stories build upon the already revealed affinity these two eternal personalities have for one another. And, I realize that there… more goodness …

Darcy in Wonderland Excerpt and Giveaway

Darcy in Wonderland Excerpt and Giveaway

My first book in over two years is on the shelves! So excited! It took me forever to settle back into a writing routine after the transatlantic move to Switzerland. Life was truly surreal for a while, and now I’m expected my second child in early January, so life will once again be thrown into… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Peculiar Paintings from Days Gone By…” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Peculiar Paintings from Days Gone By…” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Peculiar Paintings from Days Gone By…” Giveaway. Lisa Brown will receive a copy of Ms. Dixon‘s Lady Elizabeth: Everything Will Change, Book One. Lisa, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. According to the parameters of the giveaway,… more goodness …

Restored Edition of Pride and Prejudice, and Derbyshire Spar

Restored Edition of Pride and Prejudice, and Derbyshire Spar

The restored edition of Pride and Prejudice is available! You can get a copy of Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. In Three Volumes. (Annotated and Restored to 1813 Egerton First Edition) at , Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and hopefully soon Feedbooks. You may notice that it’s free everywhere except Amazon, and this is because Amazon does… more goodness …