Category Archives: Author Real Life

Jolly Old St. Swithin Up on the Rooftop

Jolly Old St. Swithin Up on the Rooftop

Years ago, while studying Jane Austen’s Christmas celebrations, I read that Jane had written a poem that was something like the famous “Night Before Christmas.” Since then, I have wondered about this poem and occasionally searched for it. Wouldn’t it be great, I thought, if I could blog about this poem at Christmastime? Well, I finally found… more goodness …

Finding JAFF Inspiration in Unlikely Places

Finding JAFF Inspiration in Unlikely Places

For me one of the best parts of writing JAFF has been encountering a community of writers and readers who are equally interested in and passionate about Jane Austen’s works.  Who else will debate whether Bingley deserves Jane’s love or if Fanny Price is a sufficiently active heroine?  If I tried to initiate such a… more goodness …

Literary References in Austen’s “Persuasion”

Henry Austen in “A Biographical Notice of the Author,” said of his sister, “Short and easy will be the task of the mere biographer. A life of usefulness, literature, and religion, was not by any means a life of event.” Jane Austen’s last novel lacks the “lightness” of her earlier efforts. Anne Elliot is more unhappy… more goodness …

Weeds

WEEDS the curse and the blessing No one has better intentions than that of an eager fed-up-with-winter gardener ready to till, sow, and hover over tiny seedlings as they make their first appearance from the ground. The smile it brings as the first snow pea pushes the painfully measured ½ inch soil-cover off its eager… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Divided Between Work and Play” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Divided Between Work and Play” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce that Anita Belanger will receive a copy of P. O. Dixon‘s latest release, Impertinent Strangers, in Dixon‘s “Divided Between Work and Play” Giveaway. [Print if U. S. address; eBook for International] Anita, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina.gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations!   more goodness …