Birthdays During the Regency

This weekend, we celebrated my second daughter (middle child’s) 6th birthday.  This year, my husband and I decided to try to emphasize experiences over material possessions, so we celebrated by taking her and her friends to a local indoor splash park, and by also participating as a family in a program to be ‘foster parents’… more goodness …

Winners of Regina Jeffers’ Release of “A Touch of Emerald: The Conclusion to the Realm Series”

Congratulations go out to Charlene Davis and Becky C., the latest winners on Austen Authors. Ladies, you will receive an eBook copy of Regina Jeffers’ A Touch of Emerald: The Conclusion of the Realm Series. A prize notice has been sent to your email addresses.  more goodness …

Winners from Sharon Lathan’s “Regency Prints Refined” release giveaway. YOU may be on the list!

Winners from Sharon Lathan’s “Regency Prints Refined” release giveaway. YOU may be on the list!

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners chosen by Rafflecopter and random.org for Sharon Lathan‘s BIG Giveaway event in celebration of her new book, Regency Prints Refined: A Lady’s Diversions. Yeah! Winners will need to contact Sharon directly at sharon.lathan@gmail.com with the necessary information for each prize. To select a print from the 36… more goodness …

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Austen in August!)

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Austen in August!)

Every August over at The Book Rat blog, moderator Misty dedicates an entire month to the love of Jane Austen. She invites writers and readers to share in the academic and the fun of Austentatious pop culture. One of my favorite features is the Austen conversation, in which she several authors of Austen fan fiction… more goodness …

Borrowing Historical Figures for Jane Austen fan Fiction

Borrowing Historical Figures for Jane Austen fan Fiction

It’s tempting to shoehorn historical characters into Jane Austen fan fiction, even though Austen herself never used any outright current-day (for her time) politicians, actors or literary figures. You don’t see Fitzwilliam Darcy talking to Pitt the Younger or discussing strategy with Wellington and you don’t see Elizabeth Bennet asking Fanny Burney for her autograph.… more goodness …

Celebrating the Release of “A Touch of Emerald: The Conclusion of the Realm Series” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Celebrating the Release of “A Touch of Emerald: The Conclusion of the Realm Series” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Over the years I wore a variety of hats: daughter, student, military brat, wife, mother, grandmother, tax preparer, waitress, assistant to a booking agent, teacher, theatre director, choreographer, professional dancer, media literacy consultant, volunteer EMT, and author. As an author, I write Austen-inspired novels, as well as Regency and contemporary romances. Heck, I even have… more goodness …