The Winners of the Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

The Winners of the Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of our Winter Quarterly Giveaway. If your name appears below, send Regina Jeffers an email to claim your prize (jeffersregina@gmail.com). If your prize is a print copy of a book, include your mailing address in the email. If you won an eBook, please indicate to which email address the prize… more goodness …

Who You Really Are?

Who You Really Are?

After my last blog post, I heard from so many fellow writers, and a good many friends, who said that they were introverts, too. Many came as a surprise, especially among the writers I know and admire. In hindsight, I fear that I assumed that most writers were extroverts because of their ability to promote… more goodness …

Netherfield, Longbourn rooftops, Downton, & Basildon

Netherfield, Longbourn rooftops, Downton, & Basildon

Sometimes the life of a house is as full of twists and turns as an angsty novel that follows a beleaguered heroine from riches to rags and back again. Basildon Park in Berkshire is a house with such an adventurous history. An eminently Regency house, it was built in the late 1700s for Sir Francis… more goodness …

Aspen on Austen and a Giveaway

Aspen on Austen and a Giveaway

I entered the world of Austen by fits and starts, first with film adaptations, then by reading her novels, then by reading JAFF, then by writing it. Somewhere along the line, I became aware of the Jane Austen Society of North America, or JASNA. A little poking around on the main JASNA website led me… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Library Humor

Jane Austen’s Library Humor

Last week, I came across a rather confusing line in Austen’s unfinished novel, Sanditon. In this part of the book, Charlotte has been invited to accompany her new friends to a seaside resort called Sanditon. Austen writes: “Charlotte was to go, with excellent health, to bathe and be better if she could; to receive every possible… more goodness …

Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds

The following definition applies when describing the word ‘heart’ strictly in terms of human anatomy: The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system. (Source: thefreedictionary.com) We all know, however, that there is so much more to… more goodness …

Sketching Someone’s Character

Sketching Someone’s Character

Sketching Someone’s Character   “I CAN READILY BELIEVE THAT REPORTS MAY VARY GREATLY WITH RESPECT TO ME; AND I COULD WISH, MISS BENNET, THAT YOU WERE NOT TO SKETCH MY CHARACTER AT THE PRESENT MOMENT, AS THERE IS REASON TO FEAR THAT THE PERFORMANCE WOUD REFLECT NO CREDIT ON EITHER.” –– Mr. Darcy Oh, we… more goodness …

The Spirit of Britain- Life During World War II

The Spirit of Britain- Life During World War II

THE SPIRIT OF BRITAIN – LIFE DURING WWII: I have always been fascinated with this part of Britain’s incomparable history of self-reliance, tenacity, and valor. Join me as I venture back in time to look at the lives of British children during WWII in this very special look at the Spirit of Britain. (Imagine the Bennet family… more goodness …