Announcing the Winners of P. O. Dixon’s “A Long Time Coming” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of P. O. Dixon’s “A Long Time Coming” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “A Long Time Coming” Giveaway. The two winners will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s Miss Elizabeth Bennet:Where the Heart Lives when it releases. Those winners are Hollis and Della Lamb. Hollis and Della, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your… more goodness …

Wife Number Two

Wife Number Two

We Americans who enjoy period pieces got a lovely one-two punch for a little while on PBS: “Victoria,” followed by historian Lucy Worsley’s “.” Six Wives, of course, refers to the wives of serial marrier Henry VIII. I am a sucker for this too-crazy-to-be-fiction story, so I really enjoyed Worsley’s program; it’s very well done,… more goodness …

Working Titles (Giveaway at the bottom!)

Working Titles (Giveaway at the bottom!)

Three of Jane Austen’s novels were originally called First Impressions, Elinor and Marianne and Susan. Even if one didn’t know this before now, it’s not hard to connect the first two titles to Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Northanger Abbey must have been completely rewritten to have been Susan first, unless Mrs. Allen… more goodness …

Poetry in the Age of Romance

Poetry in the Age of Romance

The romantic poetry of a besotted lover is, in my opinion, one of the most delightful treasures of the human experience. What woman who has received a love poem composed by her sweetheart can deny the power of those words? Words that expose his vulnerability to her charms. Words that set aside flaws and cite… more goodness …

A Long Time Coming

A Long Time Coming

My, how time flies. It’s been more than a year since I shared a rough cut excerpt from Miss Elizabeth Bennet, my National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2015 project, with all of you. I’m happy to announce the story will be available very, very soon. The target release date is February 28, 2017.   I’m… more goodness …