Another View of Point of View and a Christmas Giveaway!

Another View of Point of View and a Christmas Giveaway!

Announcing two new Christmas short stories, with a Giveaway! (Giveaway details are at the bottom of the post) Summer wrote about her viewpoint on point of view and I would like to contribute mine. Jane Austen rarely entered Mr. Darcy’s mind, but devotes a full paragraph to it shortly before Elizabeth and Jane are to… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 52-53

Our penultimate Emma read along! How far we have come. Join us at The Writer’s Block for analysis and discussion of this week’s reading. I thought I’d share two excellent illustrations by C.E. Brock, courtesy of mollands.net. The first is from Chapter Fifty-Two and depicts a befuddled William Larkins, scratching his head at an overheated… more goodness …

A Very Mary Christmas Giveaway

A Very Mary Christmas Giveaway

In my most recent novella, A Very Mary Christmas, I have once again* played with the character of Mary Bennet. However, before I could begin playing with her character, I needed to know who she was as Jane Austen created her. According to SparkNotes, Mary Bennet is “the middle Bennet sister, bookish and pedantic.” And… more goodness …

Is Downton Abbey a Copycat of “Pride and Prejudice”? from Guest Author, Ginger Monette

Is Downton Abbey a Copycat of “Pride and Prejudice”? from Guest Author, Ginger Monette

Is Downton Abbey a Copycat of Pride & Prejudice? by Ginger Monette, author of Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes Is there something magical about a houseful of daughters with no heir? If I were to pitch the premise to a television producer or literary agent, I wouldn’t expect him to sit up and clamber… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Barbara Silkstone’s “Darcy and Elizabeth: Will’s First Christmas” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Barbara Silkstone’s “Darcy and Elizabeth: Will’s First Christmas” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of an eBook copy of Barbara Silkstone‘s latest release, Darcy and Elizabeth: Will’s First Christmas. Those winners are MissLaurieMay, StephanieL, and Tabitha Dukes. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations!  more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “A Very Darcy Christmas” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “A Very Darcy Christmas” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Victoria Kincaid‘s “A Very Darcy Christmas: A Short Story That Wanted to be a Novel” Giveaway. To Celebrate the release of A Very Darcy Christmas, Ms. Kincaid is giving away a copy (ebook or paperback — the winner’s choice) to Stephanie Mudd Carrico. Stephanie, please contact Regina… more goodness …

Sir John Middleton, A Right Jolly Old Elf

Sir John Middleton, A Right Jolly Old Elf

My favorite Christmas stories are about service to others, so I thought today, I’d share about ways that Austen’s characters help the poor and needy. However, as I brainstormed about the various stories, one character stood out as a stellar example–so much so that I couldn’t help comparing him to Dickens’ Mr. Fezziwig. That character… more goodness …