Shades of Austen at Storymakers

Shades of Austen at Storymakers

I spent Friday and Saturday this weekend at the annual Storymakers Writers Conference. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have spotted my #Storymakers16 hashtags. 2016 is my fourth year attending, and something I noticed in previous years was the prevalence of references to Jane Austen in the workshops. I was astounded when notable… more goodness …

Pride and Prejudice and Mommies

Pride and Prejudice and Mommies

This Sunday is Mother’s Day in the United States, a day that is filled with gratitude for some and guilt or sadness for others. Though I’m blessed with a wonderful mother, my novels don’t reflect it. I learned early on that, especially when writing about young adults, an author can’t have a responsible and caring mother… more goodness …

Active Indispensable Employment

Active Indispensable Employment

I am always amazed by the timelessness of Jane Austen quotes. I find the following especially apt of late: “There is nothing like employment, active indispensable employment, for relieving sorrow. Employment, even melancholy, may dispel melancholy.” I’ve been involved in the publishing world for nearly six years. What a rapidly shifting landscape—not just on a… more goodness …

Winners of Sharon Lathan’s Regency Servants Giveaway

Winners of Sharon Lathan’s Regency Servants Giveaway

Austen Authors and Sharon Lathan are happy to announce the winners from Sharon’s blog on Regency Servants. As the finale to the 6-part series on servants who worked inside the grand manor houses and London townhouses during the Georgian and Regency Eras, Sharon offered five books on the subject highlighted throughout the series. The winners… more goodness …

Game of Janes

Game of Janes

Last Sunday marked the return of one of my favorite shows – Game of Thrones! For the uninitiated (living under a rock, perhaps?), Game of Thrones is an HBO series adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s wildly popular fantasy epic, A Song of Ice and Fire. The yet-to-be-finished series follows a set of dynastic families as… more goodness …