Category Archives: Author Real Life

I Tried to Write Like Jane Austen for a Day – Here’s What Happened

I Tried to Write Like Jane Austen for a Day – Here’s What Happened

Jane Austen wrote some of the greatest novels in English literature. This is a given. You might even say it is a truth universally acknowledged. We respect her intellect, that a daughter of a country clergyman with little formal education (but opportunity for extensive reading) could manage to do so. But I’ve always thought it… more goodness …

A Visit to Lyme Regis

A Visit to Lyme Regis

It’s been about thirteen years since I visited England, though I may have reason to go again soon since both my brother and my niece are engaged to Brits. (I’m hoping for something straight out of Four Weddings and a Funeral without the funeral part.) My purpose in going those several years ago, my husband and twelve-year-old… more goodness …

The Utmost Importance of Fresh Air and Exercise

The Utmost Importance of Fresh Air and Exercise

No, you haven’t stumbled across a health website, but it is January, just beyond the two-week mark of when a large percentage of the population has renewed their vow to take better care of themselves, so it seemed appropriate. Particularly for one such as I, whose pursuit of health has proven frustrating and elusive, particularly… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Matches Made at Netherfield” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Matches Made at Netherfield” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s Matches Made at Netherfield Giveaway. Eru will receive an eBook copy of the Ms. Burton‘s latest release, while Carole in Canada will receive a print copy of the book. Ladies, to claim your prize, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com. Congratulations!!!  more goodness …

Stanzas, Syllables, and So On

Stanzas, Syllables, and So On

Some years ago, I was quite intent upon creating cinquains (poems consisting of five stanzas usually unrhymed containing two, four, six, eight, and two syllables respectively) as a means of conveying the premise of my stories. My early endeavors: A tribute to Miss Jane Austen I recently decided to delve into a similar form of… more goodness …