When in “Pride and Prejudice” Does Darcy Accept the Fact He Loves Elizabeth Bennet?

When in “Pride and Prejudice” Does Darcy Accept the Fact He Loves Elizabeth Bennet?

 When Fitzwilliam Darcy first encounters Elizabeth Bennet at the Meryton assembly, he tells Bingley, “At such an assembly as this, it [dancing] would be insupportable? Your sisters are engaged, and there is not another woman in the room whom it would not be a punishment to me to stand up with.” To which Bingley argues… more goodness …

What Would Mary Bennet Do? a Guest Post from Nancy Lawrence

What Would Mary Bennet Do? a Guest Post from Nancy Lawrence

What would Mary Bennet do? From the title of this post, you may be able to guess the identity of one of my favorite characters in Pride and Prejudice. Mary Bennet may not get as much page-time as her sisters, and she doesn’t make any great contribution to the novel’s plot, but I like her.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Why Do We Read and Write ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Variations?” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Why Do We Read and Write ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Variations?” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “Why Do We Read and Write ‘Pride and Prejudice’  Variations?” Giveaway. Tamara Nicole Canty and Krystyna will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Thomas‘s latest release, Darcy vs. Bingley. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. (All… more goodness …

Darcy in Wonderland Cover Reveal, Plus Austen and Contractions

Darcy in Wonderland Cover Reveal, Plus Austen and Contractions

My next book, Darcy in Wonderland, will be published this summer – assuming I can focus long enough to get the final draft to my editor! The book is part Pride and Prejudice sequel, set twenty some years after the Darcy’s marriage, and part pure mashup with Alice in Wonderland. I’m super excited because this… more goodness …

Marrying a Cousin

Marrying a Cousin

There’s a whole lot of marrying going on in Jane Austen’s novels. Among the major characters of her six major novels, at least nineteen couples tie the knot. One wedding was so singular that it could have been halted in certain quarters, then and now. The marriage in Mansfield Park between Fanny Price and Edmund… more goodness …

There IS hope for “Hope of the Future” after all!

There IS hope for “Hope of the Future” after all!

  Over three years ago, in March of 2014 to be precise, I published Darcy and Elizabeth: A Season of Courtship, my “prequel to the sequel” novel. Why I had decided to write into the past, as it were, after writing eight huge novels following the newly-married Darcys into the future, was a combination of prompting… more goodness …