More Borrowing Historical Figures for Jane Austen Fan Fiction

More Borrowing Historical Figures for Jane Austen Fan Fiction

Even great authors fail to anticipate future needs. P.G. Wodehouse, for instance, later bemoaned the fact that he put Blandings Castle in Shropshire because it meant characters couldn’t toddle off to London and be back on the same day, thus slowing the plot. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle obviously didn’t think his list of Sherlock… more goodness …

The Brilliance of an “Unequal” Marriage as a Plot Point in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen presents the reader with three very eligible bachelors: the sharp-tongued, prideful Darcy, the amiable and handsome Bingley, and the smooth-talking military officer Wickham. Analysis of these characters is plentiful, but I hope to open up a dialogue on the our favorite villain, Mr. George Wickham, as well as to… more goodness …

September 11th

September 11th

A day that will live in infamy … It is hard as an American (and particularly an American living abroad, I’m finding) to not dwell on what happened 14 years ago today. It is like recalling the death of a loved one, and it casts a shadow over all my thoughts and actions. If I… more goodness …

Charlotte vs. Jane?

  On November 3rd, I launch a new book, The Bronte Plot, and, as the title implies, it holds very little Austen within it and instead lives within a more Bronte-esque landscape. That said, The Bronte Plot does not parallel the plots of those books. Fear not, you’ll not find any wives hidden away, abusive… more goodness …

LABOR DAY! Relax, picnic, watch a movie, read a book… and give thanks to hard working men & women everywhere!

LABOR DAY! Relax, picnic, watch a movie, read a book… and give thanks to hard working men & women everywhere!

Labor Day, the American holiday observed on the first Monday in September, has evolved into a day marking the end of summer, typically celebrated with parties, parades, and various athletic events. Nothing wrong with a three-day weekend, or getting together with family and friends for some wholesome fun! Still, like many holidays here in the US… more goodness …

Winners of Austen Authors’ Summer Giveaway!

Winners of Austen Authors’ Summer Giveaway!

Congratulations go out to the following winners from the Austen Authors Summer Quarterly Giveaway!!! If your name is below, contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Follow the directions below. If your prize is an eBook, please indicate the email address to which the prize should be delivered. If the prize is a… more goodness …