Breast Cancer in the Regency Period

Breast Cancer in the Regency Period

No woman ever wants to hear these words: you have breast cancer. However, in the 21st century, women have a much higher success rate in beating cancer than ever before. Thank goodness we live now and not two hundred years ago. Which makes me wonder about what happened to women who had breast cancer during… more goodness …

Excerpt from Victoria Kincaid’s Latest Release “Darcy’s Honor” and a Giveaway!

Excerpt from Victoria Kincaid’s Latest Release “Darcy’s Honor” and a Giveaway!

I am very excited to announce the publication of my latest Pride and Prejudice Variation, Darcy’s Honor! In this what-if, the malicious Lord Henry seeks to compromise Elizabeth’s reputation. Recognizing his love for Elizabeth, Darcy takes measure to protect her—including proposing. Enjoy the excerpt below… Darcy was nearing a bend in the road when he… more goodness …

Celebrating the Re-Release of “Darcy’s Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Celebrating the Re-Release of “Darcy’s Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes” + Excerpt + Giveaway

During the 2007-2008 school year, I complained to my Advanced Placement Language class about a particular novel, what we would now call Jane Austen Fan Fiction (JAFF). The story, although well written, was historically inaccurate in the situations presented. It was not a true reflection of Austen’s period. As the class was taught to examine… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “A Constant Love” Audiobook Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “A Constant Love” Audiobook Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Sophie Turner‘s “A Constant Love” Audiobook Giveaway. Jennie, Robin G, alp1788, Ria, and Chelsea will each receive an audiobook copy of Ms. Turner‘s A Constant Love. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! (Winner must claim the prize within 72 hours… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Believing in Mr. Darcy” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Believing in Mr. Darcy” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford‘s “Believing in Mr. Darcy” Giveaway. Cher Fry and Jennifer Wadkins will each receive a Kindle eBook copy of Summer and Renata‘s Believing in Mr. Darcy. Cher and Jennifer, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! (All prizes must be… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Just a Dash” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Just a Dash” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “Just a Dash” Giveaway. Sonja will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s Discovering Mr. Darcy. Sonja, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! (All prizes must be claimed within 72 hours or an alternate winner will be… more goodness …

Old BBC Austen Adaptations

Old BBC Austen Adaptations

I have long championed the old BBC Austen adaptations, produced in the 70s and 80s. I was so fortunate as to receive the pictured box set several years ago as a Christmas gift, and since I have watched these films time and time again. Now, if you require beautiful cinematography and have no tolerance for… more goodness …

Miss Austen–No Politician, She

Miss Austen–No Politician, She

In this, the 200th anniversary year of Jane Austen’s death, we learn that white supremacists are co-opting the English author in support of a racial dictatorship, shocked opponents are claiming that true readers are “rational, compassionate, liberal-minded people,” and conservatives are chiding Janeites for assuming that great literature can be written only by great liberals.… more goodness …

Think, Think, Think…

Think, Think, Think…

Think, Think, Think… You’re probably thinking of Winnie-the-Pooh – and so am I. But I’m also thinking of Catherine Moreland from Northanger Abbey. Let me explain… I never really liked Northanger Abbey. To be honest, I didn’t get it. I failed to understand and appreciate Austen’s voice, perspective, satire, clever twists… And then I did.… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Legacy ~ A Festival in Louisville

Jane Austen’s Legacy ~ A Festival in Louisville

Three years ago I moved to Kentucky from California, and naturally there were many reasons why we chose this area. A big one was the JASNA Region in Louisville, albeit more for me than my husband! Located about forty miles from where we live, it is an easy, beautiful countryside pictorial drive for the meetings… more goodness …