Category Archives: Author Real Life

Winners of Regina Jeffers’ “Previews of Coming Attractions” Giveaway

Winners of Regina Jeffers’ “Previews of Coming Attractions” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘ “Previews of Coming Attractions” Giveaway. (First, I must apologize for the tardiness of the winners’ post. I was at the When the Heart Dreams Romance Writers and Readers Weekend Mixer yesterday. There was a fabulous Moulin Rouge Party last evening. LOL! ) Now, back… more goodness …

Lunar New Year – Austen style

Lunar New Year – Austen style

I always celebrate New Year’s twice. On midnight of December 31st, I ring in the New Year with much of the world while sipping champagne and watching fireworks. On January 1st, I set resolutions. While some people might experience anxiety about keeping resolutions, I don’t. Because I have a little secret. About five weeks later, in… more goodness …

The best laid plans

The best laid plans

NOTE: Today only, you can download for free my latest book, Narrowboating for Beginners, as a Kindle book. Any reviews would be greatly appreciated. Ah, the best-laid plans go awry after your dog tears his ACL. After the drama of my cat Rocky having exploratory surgery that confirmed he only has inflammatory bowel disease and… more goodness …

Previews of Coming Attractions from Regina Jeffers + a Giveaway

2015 was a fabulous year for my writing career. After spending 6 years with Ulysses Press, at the end of 2014, we parted ways. Ours was not a spat; it was a business decision upon Ulysses’ part to concentrate their publishing dollars on nonfiction. As I had no desire to return to writing nonfiction, I… more goodness …

A Gallery of Book Covers: Janeite Daydreams at Nymphenburg

Second post of the year already! My how time flies. My parents and sister visited us in Switzerland over the holidays (which really helped make our new home feel like HOME), and we spent a few impromptu days together in Munich, whence they flew home. Silly family! I hope they wanted to spend the day in… more goodness …

Help! I Need a Title!

Help! I Need a Title!

It’s that time again. My latest book is scheduled to publish this spring, but there’s just one tiny problem…  I DON’T HAVE A TITLE!  So I thought I’d elicit the assistance of you lovelies and see if anyone has any grand ideas. Doesn’t sound like much fun? Wait! There’s a reward! If I choose the… more goodness …

Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of Publishing JAFF

Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of Publishing JAFF

A New Year, A New Perspective. Today, my gift is knowledge. Welcome to Behind-The-Scenes-of-Publishing! In today’s post, much like a Dickens novel, I am going to bring the Ghost of Publishing Past, Present, and Future. Publishing Past It is a very modern convention, the concept of the wealthy author. Did you know that dear Jane… more goodness …

The Feast of St Agnes

The Feast of St Agnes

During my trip to Devon earlier this year I had great hopes of adding to my National Trust Houses tour. Exquisite Saltram was nearby – a wonderful Georgian mansion I have long wanted to visit – and also the romantic Buckland Abbey, with its fascinating connection to Sir Francis Drake. But it was the wrong… more goodness …

Winner of Barbara Silkstone’s “The Right Leg of a Man” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Barbara Silkstone‘s “The Right Leg of a Man” Giveaway post. Beatrice will receive an eBook copy of both The Gallant Vicar and The Return of the Gallant Vicar. Beatrice, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! more goodness …

A Creative Journey

A Creative Journey

I could hardly wait for the start of 2016. You see, in early December, I decided to embark on a journey of discovery known as The Artist’s Way. I also decided that January was the ideal time to begin. The Artist’s Way is a twelve-week program designed to help individuals connect with their creative selves.… more goodness …