Is Downton Abbey a Copycat of “Pride and Prejudice”? from Guest Author, Ginger Monette

Is Downton Abbey a Copycat of “Pride and Prejudice”? from Guest Author, Ginger Monette

Is Downton Abbey a Copycat of Pride & Prejudice? by Ginger Monette, author of Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes Is there something magical about a houseful of daughters with no heir? If I were to pitch the premise to a television producer or literary agent, I wouldn’t expect him to sit up and clamber… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Barbara Silkstone’s “Darcy and Elizabeth: Will’s First Christmas” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Barbara Silkstone’s “Darcy and Elizabeth: Will’s First Christmas” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of an eBook copy of Barbara Silkstone‘s latest release, Darcy and Elizabeth: Will’s First Christmas. Those winners are MissLaurieMay, StephanieL, and Tabitha Dukes. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations!  more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “A Very Darcy Christmas” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “A Very Darcy Christmas” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Victoria Kincaid‘s “A Very Darcy Christmas: A Short Story That Wanted to be a Novel” Giveaway. To Celebrate the release of A Very Darcy Christmas, Ms. Kincaid is giving away a copy (ebook or paperback — the winner’s choice) to Stephanie Mudd Carrico. Stephanie, please contact Regina… more goodness …

Sir John Middleton, A Right Jolly Old Elf

Sir John Middleton, A Right Jolly Old Elf

My favorite Christmas stories are about service to others, so I thought today, I’d share about ways that Austen’s characters help the poor and needy. However, as I brainstormed about the various stories, one character stood out as a stellar example–so much so that I couldn’t help comparing him to Dickens’ Mr. Fezziwig. That character… more goodness …

Readalong Wednesday: Frank Churchill Tells All

Readalong Wednesday: Frank Churchill Tells All

Shall we speak of Frank Churchill?  Now that his character is known to one and all, let’s start by reading this borrowed character analysis with my comments inserted for I find I am much like Mr. Knightley in this regard: “It will be natural for me,” he added shortly afterwards, “to speak my opinion aloud… more goodness …

Memories of a Favorite Holiday Gift

Memories of a Favorite Holiday Gift

In researching Christmas customs for my latest release Darcy and Elizabeth Will’s First Christmas, I learned that in Regency times Christmas gifts were not the custom between grownups, however a child might receive one special toy. That got me to thinking about my own childhood and memories of my favorite Christmas gift. I should preface… more goodness …

Regency Roads

Regency Roads

As you may recall from November’s post, I spent a week in Phoenix, visiting my aunt. I travelled by air and arrived within seven hours of leaving Cleveland. The return trip was not so smooth, and I spent the night in Charlotte’s airport (with nary a race shop in sight ~sigh~), finally arriving back in… more goodness …

December On Dit

December On Dit

Hello, dear readers! Another month has come and gone and faster than ever, I believe. For much of our readership, it is the holiday season and our to do list will get increasingly longer. The light at the end of the tunnel, hopefully, is time with family and friends. From all of us at Austen… more goodness …