Category Archives: Writing & Publishing

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 …

A Tempting Excerpt from a Jann Rowland Upcoming Novel, “Coincidence”

A Tempting Excerpt from a Jann Rowland Upcoming Novel, “Coincidence”

For this month’s post, I have decided to post a short excerpt of my newest offering, Coincidence. The idea for this novel came from a discussion I had with a friend from church. He is also interested in writing Pride and Prejudice, and we often speak of our ideas. On this particular occasion, we were… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “A Very Mary Christmas” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “A Very Mary Christmas” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “A Very Mary Christmas” Giveaway. To celebrate the release of her Christmas-based tale, Ms. Brown permitted Rafflecopter to choose her winner of a very special necklace based on this quote from the story. “You are something far more dear to me. You are my… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Another View of Point of View” Christmas Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Another View of Point of View” Christmas Giveaway

Summer Hanford and Renata McMann have two fabulous Christmas short stories to share with our merry band of JAFF enthusiasts. Austen Authors is happy to announce that Lynley Cannon and Laura Capio will receive a Kindle version of Epiphany with Tea, while Glynis and Anita P will receive a Kindle version of Miss Bingley’s Christmas. Congratulations, Ladies. Please… more goodness …

Another View of Point of View and a Christmas Giveaway!

Another View of Point of View and a Christmas Giveaway!

Announcing two new Christmas short stories, with a Giveaway! (Giveaway details are at the bottom of the post) Summer wrote about her viewpoint on point of view and I would like to contribute mine. Jane Austen rarely entered Mr. Darcy’s mind, but devotes a full paragraph to it shortly before Elizabeth and Jane are to… more goodness …