Category Archives: Regency

Jane Meets Will

Jane Meets Will

I consider myself somewhat of a Shakespeare buff – not an expert, per se, not a scholar, in a formal sense, but an enthusiast never-the-less. I used to be an actor, and have performed many of Shakespeare’s well-loved works. I  have also studied his plays, both formally and informally to a large extent, and have… more goodness …

Breast Cancer in the Regency Period

Breast Cancer in the Regency Period

No woman ever wants to hear these words: you have breast cancer. However, in the 21st century, women have a much higher success rate in beating cancer than ever before. Thank goodness we live now and not two hundred years ago. Which makes me wonder about what happened to women who had breast cancer during… more goodness …

Celebrating the Re-Release of “Darcy’s Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Celebrating the Re-Release of “Darcy’s Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes” + Excerpt + Giveaway

During the 2007-2008 school year, I complained to my Advanced Placement Language class about a particular novel, what we would now call Jane Austen Fan Fiction (JAFF). The story, although well written, was historically inaccurate in the situations presented. It was not a true reflection of Austen’s period. As the class was taught to examine… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Believing in Mr. Darcy” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Believing in Mr. Darcy” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford‘s “Believing in Mr. Darcy” Giveaway. Cher Fry and Jennifer Wadkins will each receive a Kindle eBook copy of Summer and Renata‘s Believing in Mr. Darcy. Cher and Jennifer, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! (All prizes must be… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Just a Dash” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Just a Dash” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “Just a Dash” Giveaway. Sonja will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s Discovering Mr. Darcy. Sonja, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! (All prizes must be claimed within 72 hours or an alternate winner will be… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Legacy ~ A Festival in Louisville

Jane Austen’s Legacy ~ A Festival in Louisville

Three years ago I moved to Kentucky from California, and naturally there were many reasons why we chose this area. A big one was the JASNA Region in Louisville, albeit more for me than my husband! Located about forty miles from where we live, it is an easy, beautiful countryside pictorial drive for the meetings… more goodness …

Taxes More Inevitable Than Death in Austen’s Napoleonic Britain

Taxes More Inevitable Than Death in Austen’s Napoleonic Britain

The Saturday blog schedule lobbed a fat one across the center of the plate this month! While the “Official Tax Day” in the United States is April 18th, the 15th is so ingrained in American national consciousness as to make this the only realistic topic. ‘Tis true that Mr. Franklin sardonically noted “…but in this… more goodness …