Category Archives: Writing & Publishing

A Conversation Between Me and My Jane Austen Action Figure

A Conversation Between Me and My Jane Austen Action Figure

There she sits, on my bookcase, strategically placed in front of my Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen collection. She stands, sealed in her plastic box, day after day, one arm slightly raised, her plastic pen and book neatly stored in their plastic niches in the plastic packaging. Sometimes I notice her, sometimes I forget to. Two… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Barbara Silkstone’s “A Party at Pansy Cottage” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Barbara Silkstone’s “A Party at Pansy Cottage” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Barbara Silkstone‘s “A Party at Pansy Cottage” Giveaway. All winners will receive a copy of Ms. Silkstone‘s Pansy Cottage. Those who provide a U. S. mailing address will receive a signed print copy of the book. Those not in the U. S. will receive an eBook… more goodness …

The Source of Elizabeth Bennet’s Myopic View of Mr. Darcy + a Giveaway

The Source of Elizabeth Bennet’s Myopic View of Mr. Darcy + a Giveaway

 Fitzwilliam Darcy is a major, and a minor, character in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Although he plays a major role in the story’s outcome, after all, Mr. Darcy is the romantic hero of the piece, he is not in every scene. The story is told from Elizabeth Bennet’s perspective, and Darcy is absent throughout… more goodness …

Poesy and Parody: Darcy in Wonderland

Poesy and Parody: Darcy in Wonderland

My new book, Darcy in Wonderland, comes out tomorrow! Well, the ebook does (paperbacks to follow soon). Next month we’ll have a giveaway and release party, but today I just want to step back and reflect on how much fun I had writing this book! Though the novel is both a Pride and Prejudice sequel… more goodness …

Austen Endures…

Austen Endures…

I read an interesting New York Times article the other day I thought I’d share with you… The Word Choices that Explain Why Jane Austen Endures. I have always said that Austen draws human nature with pin-point accuracy – and since that never changes, she remains relevant. Over and over again, I find her a… more goodness …

Sharon Lathan has typed THE END on Hope of the Future. News + Excerpt

Sharon Lathan has typed THE END on Hope of the Future. News + Excerpt

On Sunday, at approximately 1:30 in the afternoon, I typed those words which every author yearns to do. THE END. Even though we know that a ton of work is ahead of us, the satisfaction of typing THE END is deeply felt. It is a milestone! For me, it has been over three years since… more goodness …