“There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.” Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
It is with my deepest sorrow and pain that I must announce the disbanding of Austen Authors. I am immeasurably sorry for an end that I know will be disappointing to so many of you, and very confusing. I wish I could offer an explanation, but I fear the issues are too personal to recount. I thank each one of you for making these past three years possible. Despite this unwanted conclusion, my experience as the co-creator of Austen Authors will be a memory I cherish. All of us who made the blog happen will continue to share our love of Jane Austen through our novels, our websites, and our various social media outlets.
Thank you, and God bless. Sincerely, Sharon Lathan
NOTE: The website known as “Austen Variations” is in no way affiliated with Austen Authors. Some of those who were once committed to Austen Authors chose to create and join a separate blog. The mission, purpose, and administration of “Austen Variations” is completely different. Linking the two is misleading, and done without permission from the administrator of Austen Authors.