Category Archives: Author Real Life

Selling Jane Austen

Selling Jane Austen

For someone who has been dead for 200 years, Jane Austen is pretty popular. Her image and quotations adorn all kinds of items—from t-shirts to tea towels—and the Jane Austen “industry” seems to encompass an ever-expanding range of merchandise. In my sojourns through the internet I’ve found some unusual Jane-related items. Below I’ve displayed the… more goodness …

A Happy Dance, Twinnings, Child Birth, and (a Sort of) Giveaway

A Happy Dance, Twinnings, Child Birth, and (a Sort of) Giveaway

Today, I am taking off my Austen hat to announce that my latest Regency series is making a pleasant noise: Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep is the first book in a new romantic suspense trilogy: The Twins, and it has been named as a 2017 finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence… more goodness …

This Season of Cinema Remakes is Strangely Familiar

This Season of Cinema Remakes is Strangely Familiar

As everyone surely knows, the summer months are the “blockbuster” season when it comes to cinema. Historically, most of the big popcorn movies are released in May, June, and July. This year is no exception. What is unique, versus recent years, are the number of remakes/sequels/revamps/etc. on the list. So far 2017 has welcomed the… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway” Giveaway. Danielle C and Sandra McComb are the lucky winners of an eBook of Darcy’s Wife Search, Ms. Burton‘s latest book. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [All prizes must… more goodness …

Channeling Jane in Portland

Channeling Jane in Portland

I live in a place that inspires my Jane Austen-related writing, and it’s not England. I reside in Portland, Oregon, a fairly new transplant here. Typically, one wouldn’t think that a hipster/hippie-centric city with a Pacific rain forest climate would bring to mind England, and yet it does. Portland is called the Rose City, first of… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (1995)

The dictionary definition of “goof” includes multiple meanings, so I’ll start by clarifying that today’s list is not a compilation of “foolish or stupid persons” although that would be a ridiculously fun post to compose with such fodder as Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet, and Lydia to claim the top 3 spots. Ah, but I digress.… more goodness …

What’s the Story?

What’s the Story?

When it comes to maintaining an active social media presence, Twitter and Facebook have long been my favorite platforms. Recently, I’ve become an Instagram fan. Follow me and like or comment on a post, and I’ll do my best to reciprocate your kindness. Blogging can also be a good way to stay in touch. Save… more goodness …

Fresh hot pies for sale! Or shopping in Regency era London…

Fresh hot pies for sale! Or shopping in Regency era London…

It is interesting to do research. I love learning, making one’s mind expand is wonderful.  Recently I did some research about the different sort of shops that were along some of the well-known streets in London. Here are some of the places one might have shopped during the early 1800’s. On New Bond Street, there were… more goodness …