A Happy Dance, Twinnings, Child Birth, and (a Sort of) Giveaway

A Happy Dance, Twinnings, Child Birth, and (a Sort of) Giveaway

Today, I am taking off my Austen hat to announce that my latest Regency series is making a pleasant noise: Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep is the first book in a new romantic suspense trilogy: The Twins, and it has been named as a 2017 finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence… more goodness …

French Revolution Émigrés in England, a guest blog from Lona Manning

French Revolution Émigrés in England, a guest blog from Lona Manning

It is our delight to welcome Lona Manning, author of A Contrary Wind, a variation on Mansfield Park. Lona’s extensive research on the French Revolution is for our benefit today. Please welcome Lona to Austen Authors!   French Revolution Émigrés in England by Lona Manning   Thank you for this opportunity to guest post on… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “In the Scheme of Things” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “In the Scheme of Things” Giveaway

            Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “In the Scheme of Things” Giveaway. Christine Lloyd and Mary Campbell will each be presented with an eBook copy of Lord Windmere, Book 1 of Ms. Thomas‘s the The Four Lord’s Saga. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “A First Time for Everything” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “A First Time for Everything” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “A First Time for Everything” Giveaway. Michelle H will receive an eBook copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s Henry Fitzwilliam’s War. Michelle, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [All prizes must be claimed within 72 hours of the… more goodness …

Announcing the winners of Elaine Owen’s “Making ‘Cents'” Giveaway

Announcing the winners of Elaine Owen’s “Making ‘Cents'” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s “Making ‘Cents’” Giveaway from her May 26 blog, which can be read HERE. To add to the challenge for the prize win, Elaine posed a math question: On a visit home, Lydia Wickham receives 1£ of pocket money from her overly indulgent mother. When… more goodness …

Solace in Austen

Solace in Austen

Did you know that during World War I, Jane Austen’s novels were recommended as an antidote for soldiers coping with shell-shock? And during the Second World War, sales of her works in England tripled? If you are unfamiliar with it, I highly recommended reading Rudyard Kipling’s short story The Janeites, which provides insight into the… more goodness …

Brotherly Love?

Brotherly Love?

In my last blog, I wrote about the general but oft ignored belief that cousins should not marry. Cousin marriage was fashionable in Jane Austen’s time among the wealthy, but it happened more than once in Jane’s immediate family. Her brother Henry (above, by headline) married their cousin Eliza, and the son of brother Frank married the daughter… more goodness …

This Season of Cinema Remakes is Strangely Familiar

This Season of Cinema Remakes is Strangely Familiar

As everyone surely knows, the summer months are the “blockbuster” season when it comes to cinema. Historically, most of the big popcorn movies are released in May, June, and July. This year is no exception. What is unique, versus recent years, are the number of remakes/sequels/revamps/etc. on the list. So far 2017 has welcomed the… more goodness …