Brotherly Love?

Brotherly Love?

In my last blog, I wrote about the general but oft ignored belief that cousins should not marry. Cousin marriage was fashionable in Jane Austen’s time among the wealthy, but it happened more than once in Jane’s immediate family. Her brother Henry (above, by headline) married their cousin Eliza, and the son of brother Frank married the daughter… more goodness …

This Season of Cinema Remakes is Strangely Familiar

This Season of Cinema Remakes is Strangely Familiar

As everyone surely knows, the summer months are the “blockbuster” season when it comes to cinema. Historically, most of the big popcorn movies are released in May, June, and July. This year is no exception. What is unique, versus recent years, are the number of remakes/sequels/revamps/etc. on the list. So far 2017 has welcomed the… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway” Giveaway. Danielle C and Sandra McComb are the lucky winners of an eBook of Darcy’s Wife Search, Ms. Burton‘s latest book. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [All prizes must… more goodness …

A First Time For Everything…Even a Volume Two!

A First Time For Everything…Even a Volume Two!

Launching a career as a fiction writer…let alone an author of JAFF…meant a whole new world of “firsts!” First time writing novels and novellas First time finding gracious beta readers willing to endure what might be drivel First time working with a brilliant cover designer like Janet Taylor First time wrestling with the wonders of… more goodness …

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

I find myself often turning to books, when Elizabeth and Darcy are required to converse on something. With such references to books and reading as are already in Pride and Prejudice, I like it as a topic for conversation, and truly, there aren’t that many topics for conversation, when you compare their world to today’s… more goodness …

Channeling Jane in Portland

Channeling Jane in Portland

I live in a place that inspires my Jane Austen-related writing, and it’s not England. I reside in Portland, Oregon, a fairly new transplant here. Typically, one wouldn’t think that a hipster/hippie-centric city with a Pacific rain forest climate would bring to mind England, and yet it does. Portland is called the Rose City, first of… more goodness …

An Intro to Not an Heiress in Three Excerpts

An Intro to Not an Heiress in Three Excerpts

“And you wish to serve your country in a different way.”  Darcy was not unaware of Richard’s desire to enter politics. “I do, but I cannot. Not yet.” “You need land.” “Land and money.  Obtaining a seat is not without costs.”  Indeed, plenty of votes and, therefore, seats were purchased. It was not a thing… more goodness …