Is it Time for Tea?

Is it Time for Tea?

The drinking of tea while nibbling tiny sandwiches is an indelible image of English life. One would probably assume that “tea time” is a necessity deeply entrenched into English history, dating so far back that it has become written into the genetic code! Well, not necessarily. A brief history of the magical tea leaf~ The first… more goodness …

An Excerpt from “A Dance with Mr. Darcy,” an Upcoming Release from Regina Jeffers

An Excerpt from “A Dance with Mr. Darcy,” an Upcoming Release from Regina Jeffers

  Over December, I did very little writing. I required a break. After all, I released six novels in 2016. Moreover, this past December was the first Christmas I spent with my son and his family for more than ten years. I had all sorts of plans: putting up the Christmas tree, all the holiday… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Leenie Brown’s “Making Plans” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Leenie Brown’s “Making Plans” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Leenie Brown‘s “Making Plans” Giveaway. Lynn Char and PriscillaT will each receive a  2017 Austen Men in Film Calendar (designed by the lovely Janet Taylor at JT-Originals). Lynn and Priscilla, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations, Ladies!  more goodness …

Do Austen’s Novels Reveal Her Views on Slavery?

Do Austen’s Novels Reveal Her Views on Slavery?

My last blog explored the effort in England to abolish the slave trade—the buying and selling of human flesh—which was accomplished in 1807—as well as the effort to eliminate slavery itself throughout all British possessions, which was not accomplished until 1840. Slave owners were helped through their “difficult” six-year period of adjustment, 1834-1840, with payments… more goodness …

Classic Recipe Flavored by a New Cook

Classic Recipe Flavored by a New Cook

Lately I’ve been catching up on missed seasons of the TV show Top Chef. Thank you, Hulu.com! Anyway, that is probably why the similarities between cooking and writing stories based on classic literature occurred to me. For a better understanding of what I mean, let me give a personal example. My family has a unique casserole dish created by… more goodness …

The Ladies of Llangollen, a Romantic Friendship from Guest Author, Sue Wilkes

The Ladies of Llangollen, a Romantic Friendship from Guest Author, Sue Wilkes

A ROMANTIC FRIENDSHIP, a Guest Post from Sue Wilkes It’s clear from Jane Austen’s novels and letters that female friendships played a very important role in her life. In Northanger Abbey, inexperienced Catherine Morland is delighted when she makes a new friend, Isabella Thorpe, so soon after she arrives in Bath: ‘Catherine and Isabella, arm… more goodness …