Category Archives: Writing & Publishing

A Step Past The Sketchbook: Novellas then Novels

A Step Past The Sketchbook: Novellas then Novels

Novellas are part of the way I write. Sure, I fill notepads, notebooks, and even post-it-notes with ideas, phrases, and sentences. But, in the end, I need to sketch and contemplate what drives my individual characters. The novella fits that bill. Consider that we know that Lizzy has a miscarriage in 1815 (see The Keeper).… more goodness …

Books That Changed my World

Books That Changed my World

About a year ago, I posted on Austen Authors about the book group I’d joined. Now, several months later, I’m still entranced with the group and its choice of reading materials. Not all have been to my taste, but each book has expanded my viewpoint in one way or another. For example, I don’t always… more goodness …

Unravelling Mr. Darcy at Vauxhall Gardens, #Excerpt, #Giveaway

Unravelling Mr. Darcy at Vauxhall Gardens, #Excerpt, #Giveaway

Elizabeth placed her hand on Darcy’s arm and allowed him to escort her from their supper box and toward one of the numerous paths in Vauxhall Gardens. The vast number of people that filled the supper boxes and paths was astonishing, and then when the torches were lit, and the orchestra was playing while waiters… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Guardianship During the Regency” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Guardianship During the Regency” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Guardianship During the Regency Giveaway.” Michelle H and Marina Leonard will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s latest Regency romantic suspense, The Earl Claims His Comfort. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [Note: According to… more goodness …

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen Understanding of Love, a Guest Post from Kyra C. Kramer

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen Understanding of Love, a Guest Post from Kyra C. Kramer

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen’s Understanding of Love In her third novel, Mansfield Park, Jane Austen explains that the relationship between siblings is potentially the deepest, strongest love possible, and that: “even the conjugal tie is beneath the fraternal. Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits,… more goodness …

Excerpt and Announcement for The Companion

Excerpt and Announcement for The Companion

Time has been marching on and I’ve been hard at work on my latest variation projects, among others. I’ve discovered in the time since I’ve been writing full time that though I imagine projects, work on the through the various stages of the process, ending in finally publishing them, that there is never truly an… more goodness …

Guardianships During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Guardianships During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Today, I am removing my “Austen” hat and replacing it with my “Regency” one. Although those hats are very similar, after all, Austen lived in the Regency period, I also dabble in writing Regency romantic suspense. Below is a bit about my latest book in that vein.  GUARDIANSHIP In my latest Regency romantic suspense, The… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Lizzy and Darcy as JAFF First Cause” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Lizzy and Darcy as JAFF First Cause” Giveaway

Austen Authors is proud to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “Lizzy and Darcy as JAFF First Cause” Giveaway. Heather Y will receive a three eBook bundle of Mr. Jacobson‘s novels. The bundle includes The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Journey, Henry Fitzwilliam’s War, and The Exile (Part 1) Kitty Bennet and the Belle Époque. Heather,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Summer Hanford’s “The Archaeologist’s Daughter” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Summer Hanford’s “The Archaeologist’s Daughter” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Summer Hanford‘s “The Archaeologist’s Daughter” Giveaway. Lynnchar and donnabrookmyer will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Hanford‘s Regency romance, The Archaeologist’s Daughter. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! Note: According to giveaway rules posted on Austen Authors… more goodness …