Category Archives: Author Real Life

Revisiting How Georgiana Darcy Fell in Love

Revisiting How Georgiana Darcy Fell in Love

Authors LOVE receiving fan mail! (I thought I’d toss that out there, with a “hint, hint” attached, in case any of our readers were unaware of this truism. LOL!) The other day I received the most delightful email, the entirety of which is pasted below. It gave me a lovely chuckle, primarily because the first… more goodness …

Mr. Wickham Tells His Side of the Story, a Guest Post from Catherine Curzon

Mr. Wickham Tells His Side of the Story, a Guest Post from Catherine Curzon

Today, we welcome not only one of our Austen’s most famous “villains,” Mr. George Wickham, but the lovely Catherine Curzon, a dear friend. But as the gentleman “demands” his due, let us first hear what Mr. Wickham has to say.  Dear readers, what an honour it is to be invited to join you today to share… more goodness …

Working Titles (Giveaway at the bottom!)

Working Titles (Giveaway at the bottom!)

Three of Jane Austen’s novels were originally called First Impressions, Elinor and Marianne and Susan. Even if one didn’t know this before now, it’s not hard to connect the first two titles to Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Northanger Abbey must have been completely rewritten to have been Susan first, unless Mrs. Allen… more goodness …

An Excerpt from “A Dance with Mr. Darcy,” an Upcoming Release from Regina Jeffers

An Excerpt from “A Dance with Mr. Darcy,” an Upcoming Release from Regina Jeffers

  Over December, I did very little writing. I required a break. After all, I released six novels in 2016. Moreover, this past December was the first Christmas I spent with my son and his family for more than ten years. I had all sorts of plans: putting up the Christmas tree, all the holiday… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Leenie Brown’s “Making Plans” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Leenie Brown’s “Making Plans” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Leenie Brown‘s “Making Plans” Giveaway. Lynn Char and PriscillaT will each receive a  2017 Austen Men in Film Calendar (designed by the lovely Janet Taylor at JT-Originals). Lynn and Priscilla, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations, Ladies!  more goodness …

Classic Recipe Flavored by a New Cook

Classic Recipe Flavored by a New Cook

Lately I’ve been catching up on missed seasons of the TV show Top Chef. Thank you, Hulu.com! Anyway, that is probably why the similarities between cooking and writing stories based on classic literature occurred to me. For a better understanding of what I mean, let me give a personal example. My family has a unique casserole dish created by… more goodness …

The Ladies of Llangollen, a Romantic Friendship from Guest Author, Sue Wilkes

The Ladies of Llangollen, a Romantic Friendship from Guest Author, Sue Wilkes

A ROMANTIC FRIENDSHIP, a Guest Post from Sue Wilkes It’s clear from Jane Austen’s novels and letters that female friendships played a very important role in her life. In Northanger Abbey, inexperienced Catherine Morland is delighted when she makes a new friend, Isabella Thorpe, so soon after she arrives in Bath: ‘Catherine and Isabella, arm… more goodness …