Category Archives: Regency

A Happy Dance, Twinnings, Child Birth, and (a Sort of) Giveaway

A Happy Dance, Twinnings, Child Birth, and (a Sort of) Giveaway

Today, I am taking off my Austen hat to announce that my latest Regency series is making a pleasant noise: Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep is the first book in a new romantic suspense trilogy: The Twins, and it has been named as a 2017 finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “In the Scheme of Things” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “In the Scheme of Things” Giveaway

            Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “In the Scheme of Things” Giveaway. Christine Lloyd and Mary Campbell will each be presented with an eBook copy of Lord Windmere, Book 1 of Ms. Thomas‘s the The Four Lord’s Saga. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway… more goodness …

Solace in Austen

Solace in Austen

Did you know that during World War I, Jane Austen’s novels were recommended as an antidote for soldiers coping with shell-shock? And during the Second World War, sales of her works in England tripled? If you are unfamiliar with it, I highly recommended reading Rudyard Kipling’s short story The Janeites, which provides insight into the… more goodness …

Channeling Jane in Portland

Channeling Jane in Portland

I live in a place that inspires my Jane Austen-related writing, and it’s not England. I reside in Portland, Oregon, a fairly new transplant here. Typically, one wouldn’t think that a hipster/hippie-centric city with a Pacific rain forest climate would bring to mind England, and yet it does. Portland is called the Rose City, first of… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (1995)

The dictionary definition of “goof” includes multiple meanings, so I’ll start by clarifying that today’s list is not a compilation of “foolish or stupid persons” although that would be a ridiculously fun post to compose with such fodder as Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet, and Lydia to claim the top 3 spots. Ah, but I digress.… more goodness …

Fresh hot pies for sale! Or shopping in Regency era London…

Fresh hot pies for sale! Or shopping in Regency era London…

It is interesting to do research. I love learning, making one’s mind expand is wonderful.  Recently I did some research about the different sort of shops that were along some of the well-known streets in London. Here are some of the places one might have shopped during the early 1800’s. On New Bond Street, there were… more goodness …

News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway

News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway

Now that my creativity is flowing again, I’m happily writing up a storm! I have been crating the dogs, and have moved my office upstairs. We still have a few remaining issues, and times when Jasper wants out but is not allowed, but for the most part, the workday is flowing smoothly. There are a… more goodness …

Making “Cents”, Plus A Giveaway!

Making “Cents”, Plus A Giveaway!

When I first started reading Jane Austen, I paid little attention to the references to money found in her books. I knew that Bingley was rich, Darcy was richer, and Wickham was bribed into marrying Lydia with a small fortune. That was about it. References to shillings, guineas and crowns went completely over my very… more goodness …