Christmas and Jane Austen

Christmas and Jane Austen

Christmas as we know it today is largely a Victorian invention. Traditional yuletide celebrations during Jane Austen’s time were quite different than today, but it was still an important holiday. Part of my second Austen-inspired book, Pemberley to Waterloo, is set during Christmas at Pemberley. I was fascinated to learn more about Regency Christmas traditions.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’ “Christmas at Pemberley” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘ “Christmas at Pemberley” Giveaway. Tina Carter and kfield2 will each receive a 2016 Peacock Edition Jane Austen Illustrated Calendar created by the lovely Janet Taylor. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com. In your email, include your mailing address. Congratulations! more goodness …

How to make love, not war, with Jane Austen

How to make love, not war, with Jane Austen

Darcy can’t even handle another adaptation war and neither can I.         A few weeks ago, I was chagrined to see this on a social media site: In case you need it spelled out for you, that’s just rude. I understand that we all have favorite adaptations but the polite way to… more goodness …

Life gets in the way

Life gets in the way

I sometimes wonder if Jane Austen ever woke in the middle of the night, struck by some great idea for a mystery novel: An elderly spinster who solves crime! A French—no let’s make him Belgian—sleuth who’s a bit of a dandy, who speaks a delightfully fractured English! Or a brilliant misogynistic police detective—no, let’s make… more goodness …

“Christmas at Pemberley” + an Excerpt + a Giveaway

  My Christmas at Pemberley won several awards as an inspirational romance. It is an Austen-inspired piece. The sequel is a cozy mystery, entitled The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy, which is followed by another cozy entitled The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin.  To refresh everyone’s memory, I set the story two years into the Darcys’ marriage.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of the Autumn Quarter Giveaway from Austen Authors

Announcing the Winners of the Autumn Quarter Giveaway from Austen Authors

Winners from the Autumn Quarter Giveaway Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of our Autumn Quarterly Giveaways. If your name appears beside one of the prizes, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com. In your email, please include a mailing address if you are the winner of print and DVD items (or) an email contact… more goodness …