Anachronisms: The Regency Writer’s Enemy?

Anachronism: Something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time. I love the word, but I don’t love finding them in a book or a film where anachronisms are not intentionally placed to somehow benefit the story. For example, I adore the movie Moulin Rouge partly because it is full of interesting anachronisms. While… more goodness …

Let Me Explain: A View on Art and An Austen Adaptation

Let Me Explain: A View on Art and An Austen Adaptation

Art, as I am certain we would all agree, speaks to each of us individually.  Though we may have some similar observations or reactions to a particular piece, it is inherently impossible for any two people to experience art in exactly the same way.  Things that shout to one person, might whisper to another, or… more goodness …

The Real Viscount Milton

The Real Viscount Milton

As many readers of Jane Austen Fan Fiction know, certain elements are common to many JAFF stories that aren’t actually found in the cannon of Austen’s work. Christian names or character attributes are frequently consistently applied by JAFF Authors. I personally find this practice helpful as a reader —it lends continuity to the genre and… more goodness …

Darcy: Hero or Bad Boy? from Martine Roberts, Guest Blogger

Darcy: Hero or Bad Boy? from Martine Roberts, Guest Blogger

Today, we welcome Martine Roberts, with a post on our favorite hero (or is that our favorite bad boy)? Thanks for joining us today, Martine.  IT is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. This is the first, and undoubtedly the… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Duty Demands” Giveaways

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Duty Demands” Giveaways

Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s Duty Demands Giveaway. Kim Dukes, Lilyane Soltz, Eva Edmonds, ladysusanpdx, and Julia M Saenz will each receive an eBook copy of Duty Demands. Ladies, please contact Giveaway Coordinator, Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. According to our giveaway guidelines, prizes must be claimed… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Mr. Darcy’s Bargain” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Mr. Darcy’s Bargain” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s Mr. Darcy’s Bargain Giveaway. Congratulations go out to Jj and Anita, who will receive eBook copies of Jeffers‘s latest release, Mr. Darcy’s Bargain: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary. Ladies, please contact Regina at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. (Per our giveaway guidelines, all prizes… more goodness …

A Boy’s Prejudice Against P&P

A Boy’s Prejudice Against P&P

A few weeks ago, I sat with my son and his English teacher at his student conference. (I’ve changed their names to protect the not-so-innocent.) Ms. Lewis was explaining to me that they were in the middle of Pride and Prejudice, and Matthew confessed that so far, he’d only read 40 pages. “There’s only so much love… more goodness …