The Emma Dilemma

The Emma Dilemma

Jane Austen herself said about her main character of Emma Woodhouse that she was a heroine “no one but myself will much like.”  It’s an interesting statement, I think, for Jane Austen to have made: firstly it implies her expectation that readers may not like Emma very much– but secondly, Austen’s words clearly mean that she does… more goodness …

Writing What You Don’t Know

Writing What You Don’t Know

After I finished the Jane Austen Academy series, I wasn’t sure what to write next. I hadn’t sought out the realm of Jane Austen Fan Fiction on purpose. In fact, I didn’t even know it existed until after my series was almost complete. My first writing love was regency-style* historical romance novels, specifically the likes of… more goodness …

Mr. Darcy’s Kindness Release + Excerpt + Giveaway

Mr. Darcy’s Kindness Release + Excerpt + Giveaway

Mothers, sisters, and daughters I’m releasing a novella this week and, as always when I write, I enjoyed examining the relationships Jane Austen presents. In Mr. Darcy’s Kindness, Elizabeth chooses to marry Mr. Collins to protect Jane, her relationship with Mrs. Bennet has ups and downs, and she becomes a mother herself. The story is… more goodness …

Unleash the Hounds!

Unleash the Hounds!

OK, maybe that’s not quite Jane Austen era, but I always like saying that! So yesterday was the official release day of my book, Sense and Sensibility (Realms, 2016). This adaptation of Jane Austen’s book by the same title is a bit different than others you may have read for it is not set in… more goodness …

The sound of Austen

The sound of Austen

I wonder what Jane Austen sounds like, and by that I don’t mean just what her voice sounded like, but the entirety of her world. As I sit here and write I can hear the hum of the refrigerator and the high-pitched whine of the space heater when I crank it to eleven, competing with… more goodness …

Got Your Proposal Ready? It’s “Lady’s Privilege Day” + a Giveaway

Got Your Proposal Ready? It’s “Lady’s Privilege Day” + a Giveaway

  Do you have your proposal ready? It is Leap Year, and according to tradition, a woman can ask the man to marry her. But from where does this legend come? According to the Huffington Post, “Legend has it that St. Brigid of Kildare, a fifth-century Irish nun, asked St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, to grant… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Barbara Silkstone’s “The Royal Dilemma

Announcing the Winner of Barbara Silkstone’s “The Royal Dilemma

Austen Authors and Barbara Silkstone are happy to announce that Caryl Kane is the winner of a Pride and Poetry Jane Austen Kit. It contains over 200 Austenesque Word Magnets. No refrigerator should be without them. Caryl, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. In your email, include a mailing address for the… more goodness …

Remembering our fallen Austen actors

Remembering our fallen Austen actors

It is well over a month since the world said goodbye to the fabulous Alan Rickman, but social media posts commemorating his birthday five days ago reignited my sense of loss. This was an actor who not only won my heart as Colonel Brandon in the 1995 version of Sense and Sensibility, but he is… more goodness …