Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of Publishing JAFF

Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of Publishing JAFF

A New Year, A New Perspective. šŸ™‚ Today, my gift is knowledge. Welcome to Behind-The-Scenes-of-Publishing! In today’s post, much like a Dickens novel, I am going to bring the Ghost of Publishing Past, Present, and Future. šŸ™‚ Publishing Past It is a very modern convention, the concept of the wealthy author. Did you know that… more goodness …

Resolving Not To Resolve

Resolving Not To Resolve

  Have you already broken your New Yearā€™s resolutions? I confess that I havenā€™t! Of course, thatā€™s simply because I never made any. I used to make resolutions when I was younger, but then I realized I lacked the ā€œwant toā€ to follow through. The carton below represents my current way of dealing with those… more goodness …

The Feast of St Agnes

The Feast of St Agnes

During my trip to Devon earlier this year I had great hopes of adding to my National Trust Houses tour. Exquisite Saltram was nearby ā€“ a wonderful Georgian mansion I have long wanted to visit ā€“ and also the romantic Buckland Abbey, with its fascinating connection to Sir Francis Drake. But it was the wrong… more goodness …

Winner of Barbara Silkstone’s “The Right Leg of a Man” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Barbara Silkstone‘s “The Right Leg of a Man” Giveaway post. BeatriceĀ will receive an eBook copy of both The Gallant Vicar and The Return of the Gallant Vicar. Beatrice, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! more goodness …

For the Love of Colonel Brandon

For the Love of Colonel Brandon

[Author’s note: I had no idea when I wrote and scheduled this blog post that Alan Rickman would pass away the day before it published. I chose the pictures of him weeks in advanceĀ because I love the humble and sensitive way he portrayed Col. Brandon. He did an outstanding job in the role.] I never… more goodness …

A Creative Journey

A Creative Journey

I could hardly wait for the start of 2016. You see, in early December, I decided to embark on a journey of discovery known as The Artist’s Way. I also decided that January was the ideal time to begin. The Artist’s Way is a twelve-week program designed to help individuals connect with their creative selves.… more goodness …

The Right Leg of a Man – plus a Giveway!

The Right Leg of a Man – plus a Giveway!

As many of you may know, I spent six years interviewing over five hundred men for an in depth look at what contemporary guys really think about women, dating, love, marriage and other relationship issues. During the exhausting interviewing process, I noticed an almost universal male trait ā€”leg jiggling. It was so prevalent, occurring in… more goodness …