In Bath, Rain Fails to Dampen Spirits – A Special Report by Collins Hemingway

In Bath, Rain Fails to Dampen Spirits – A Special Report by Collins Hemingway

Being in Bath for the annual Jane Austen Festival was a special treat, and things were so busy that the first time I’ve had to write is two days later, in another Austen haunt about 90 miles east of Bath–Hampshire. Even these thoughts are quickly put together. No coherent theme has emerged! The Jane Austen Festival runs… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s Giveaway of “Mr. Darcy’s Present”

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s Giveaway of “Mr. Darcy’s Present”

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s Mr. Darcy’s Present: A Pride and Prejudice Holiday Vagary Giveaway. Originally, I planned to giveaway only two eBook copies, but Random.org has chosen five winners. They are Alexandra Solano, evamedmonds, darcyluvr, blodeuedd, and MissLaurieMay. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! … more goodness …

Austen’s Beauty & the Beast + Excerpt

Austen’s Beauty & the Beast + Excerpt

Not too long ago, I posted about Jane Austen in the Age of Disney. I didn’t get into specifics about Disney characters, just a general overview of connecting fantasy with Jane Austen. Well, today I want to talk about Beauty and the Beast because I’m releasing a Regency Paranormal Beauty and the Beast retelling in… more goodness …

Oh Jane, How Much Do I Love Thee?

Oh Jane, How Much Do I Love Thee?

Apparently a lot since I’m in the process of writing a new Jane Austen adaptation. However, unlike my previous novels that retold Jane Austen’s novels in an Amish setting, I am doing the reverse. That’s right. The reverse. A while back, a publisher contacted me regarding creating a new fan fiction “world” from my very… more goodness …

Who is Proud and Who is Prejudiced?

Who is Proud and Who is Prejudiced?

Recently I found myself contemplating the importance of titles in Austen’s oeuvre. Although I’ll admit I didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about the deeper meaning behind Mansfield Park or Emma, some of the other titles gave me food for thought. Persuasion obviously refers to one of the central issues of the novel: Anne’s… more goodness …

Celebrating the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Present” with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Celebrating the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Present” with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Okay, I know the calendar says September 12, but you cannot tell me  you have not already seen Christmas decorations up in some of the big box stores. Years ago, I cursed the stores when they brought out Christmas items before Thanksgiving. Needless to say, no one in marketing paid any attention to my protests.… more goodness …

September Austen On Dit

September Austen On Dit

Oh my goodness! How is it already mid-September?! Someone tell the calendar to slow down!! Then again, I would welcome cooler temperatures!   Jane Austen Fan Fiction Releases Austen Author New Releases The Witches of Longbourn by Barbara Silkstone A Regency Trilogy If you enjoyed the Mister Darcy series of comedic mysteries, you don’t want… more goodness …