Category Archives: Author Real Life

Weighty Matters

Weighty Matters

What is your mental image of Elizabeth Bennet? Do you picture her as she was portrayed by Jennifer Ehle, not terribly slender but definitely not heavy either? Or do you see her more as the waif-like Keira Knightley, with more of a boyish figure? Austen gives us little physical description of her most famous heroine.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Work-in-Progress ‘Darcy vs. Bingley'” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Work-in-Progress ‘Darcy vs. Bingley'” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “Work-in-Progress” Giveaway. Katie Geoffrion and Debbie B. will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Thomas next release, Darcy vs. Bingley (upon its release in March). Katie and Debbie, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations!  more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann’s “Working Titles” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann’s “Working Titles” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Renata McMann‘s “Working Titles” Giveaway. Karylee Marin and Teresa Norbraten will receive an eBook copy of Summer Hanford and Renata McMann‘s Her Final Wish. Karylee and Teresa, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations!  more goodness …

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 …