Winner of Rose Fairbanks’ “Persuasion in Pride and Prejudice” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce that Linda A. is the winner of an eBook copy of Rose Fairbanks‘ latest release, Love Last Longest: Alternate Short Tales of Pride and Prejudice. Congratulations, Linda! To claim your prize, contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com. Indicate to which email address the prize should be delivered.  more goodness …

Americanisms in JAFF + Giveaway

Americanisms in JAFF + Giveaway

After I had published One Thread Pulled, I had the opportunity to meet a reader from Norway who was visiting Salt Lake City. We spent a delightful hour or so together, and one of the many topics we touched on was my book. She had enjoyed it – but mentioned somewhat off-handedly that it did… more goodness …

The Last Smiles of Summer

The Last Smiles of Summer

I love reading about walks in Jane Austen’s books. Whether it’s Marianne Dashwood walking in a rain storm, Elizabeth Bennet wading through the mud to visit her feverish sister, Catherine Morland setting out to explore the dark halls of Northanger Abbey, Emma Woodhouse taking a turn about the neighborhood, or Fanny Price waiting for the… more goodness …

The Means of Uniting Them

The Means of Uniting Them

We have all thought about and no doubt read about the number of coincidences in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The twist of fate that fascinates me the most is when Miss Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr. Darcy at Pemberley. In As Good as a Lord, Elizabeth is even more concerned about being there than she… more goodness …

A Cottage in the Cotswolds

A Cottage in the Cotswolds

Being fellow anglophiles many of you have either traveled to the Cotswolds, dreamed of traveling there, or perhaps are fortunate enough to live in one of the charming villages. It is the most magical place on earth. Following is my strange tale of the Cottage in the Cotswolds. Have you ever journeyed somewhere totally new… more goodness …

Jane Austen and Napoleon

Jane Austen and Napoleon

One of my favorite aspects of writing Jane Austen-inspire fiction is the research.  I’m a huge, unashamed history nerd.  I love diving into books on every aspect of regency life, learning about everything from the clothes people wore to the foods they ate to the way they heated their homes and the carriages they drove.… more goodness …

Persuasion in Pride & Prejudice + Giveaway

Persuasion in Pride & Prejudice + Giveaway

I recently read Persuasion cover to cover for the first time. While reading the continual mentions of pride and the constant showing of prejudice struck me. Someday (soon, I hope) I’ll do a post about my opinions while reading Persuasion, but for this post I decided to search for mentions of persuasion in Pride and… more goodness …

What if Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy Dated in 2015?

Think about it. What would a courtship be like for our favorite Austen couple? No waltzes, no awkward conversations, no beating around the bush. Just straight forward conversation. Via a handheld device. Elizabeth to Jane:    Elizabeth: Who is that pompous guy standing next to Bingley? Jane: LOL. The one with the frown? Elizabeth: Yeah Jane:… more goodness …