Category Archives: Author Real Life

Six Degrees of Association

Six Degrees of Association

Did Jane Austen pull it off? It’s a close enough call that those seemingly implausible coincidences that make the story work do trouble some readers of her novels. In some ways, it feels a bit like she cheated, waving her authorial wand to create the literary equivalent of divine intervention. These things typically fall into… more goodness …

Winners of Regina Jeffers’ Release of “A Touch of Emerald: The Conclusion to the Realm Series”

Congratulations go out to Charlene Davis and Becky C., the latest winners on Austen Authors. Ladies, you will receive an eBook copy of Regina Jeffers’ A Touch of Emerald: The Conclusion of the Realm Series. A prize notice has been sent to your email addresses.  more goodness …

Manicures: Modern Ribbons for Jane Austen Fans?

Manicures: Modern Ribbons for Jane Austen Fans?

I love the translation of meanings in historical times to my daily life. One example? I tickle my perverse fascination with the concept of household staff in Jane Austen’s time by reminding myself of modern gadgets I own that replace the need for say housekeepers and cooks and scullery maids. I own a microwave. I… more goodness …

Jane Austen Family Reunion

Jane Austen Family Reunion

No matter how you feel about the 50 Shades phenomenon, an undeniable trend in the surge of independently published authors of romance, particularly new adult and erotic, followed as a result of its popularity. Traced back, its author was inspired to write by the Stephenie Meyer vampire romance sensation, Twilight, which also begat a rich vein of young… more goodness …

A Look at the Film Adaptation of “Mansfield Park, 1999”

Okay, I’m back. Our lovely Alexa Adams is moving to Switzerland, and so I’m taking her place on the blog, for her furniture is packed and on the move.  Today, I would like to repeat a recent analysis I did on the film adaptation of “Mansfield Park,” specifically the Miramax production from 1999.  BBC/Miramax film… more goodness …