Category Archives: Author Real Life

More Winners from Austen Authors! Gifts from P.O. Dixon and Brenda Webb

We at Austen Authors are pleased to announce the winners from P.O. Dixon’s “A Few of My Favorite Things” post and from Brenda Webb’s “Fire-A Regency Necessity” post.      Carol Perrin will receive her choice of any of P.O. Dixon’s eBooks.                  Meanwhile, Glynis and Maureen have… more goodness …

Spring in Derbyshire

Spring in Derbyshire

“So what shall we do for the Easter hols?” I asked my husband a few weeks ago. “How about camping?” he said, and before I could ask if he was kidding or something, he also said the magic words: camping in Derbyshire. I do like camping, don’t get me wrong, but camping in April is not… more goodness …

How to Survive a Road Trip with a Janeite

How to Survive a Road Trip with a Janeite

As every Janeite knows, in Austen novels, plans to travel are always a clue that interesting things are about to happen. Excursions to London, Brighton, Bath, Lyme, the Lakes, and Derbyshire evoke feelings of expectation and excitement. Whether it is to partake in diversions and entertainments, do a little sea-bathing or simply to see the… more goodness …

The Importance of First Impressions

The Importance of First Impressions

Meeting people for the first time can be rather intimidating, wouldn’t you agree? In his book, Blink, Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the importance of the first two seconds when meeting someone and how it takes just that amount of time to make a first impression. TWO SECONDS??? YIKES!!!!  Clearly, first impressions do matter, if two seconds are… more goodness …

The Art of Patience

The Art of Patience

“PATIENCE IS NOT PASSIVE RESIGNATION, NOR IS IT FAILING TO ACT BECAUSE OF OUR FEAR. PATIENCE MEANS ACTIVE WAITING AND ENDURING.” ––Dieter F. Uchtdorf Ever been tempted to pray for patience? I have. Then I learned my lesson. I’m not kidding. Don’t ever, ever, pray for patience! Many times in my life I have been… more goodness …