Peerage, Abdication, Inheritance and Questions of Legality

Peerage, Abdication, Inheritance and Questions of Legality

When reading historical fiction/historical romance the issue of the title the gentleman holds often comes into play. There are many misconceptions, and I admit for those of us in the States, the concept can be a bit confusing. First thing a reader must know is that not all titles are created equal. For example, a baronet… more goodness …

Sifting Through Austen’s Elusive Allusions

Sifting Through Austen’s Elusive Allusions

Excellent researchers have divined many, many references and allusions that Jane Austen makes in her novels and letters. In his various editions of her works, R. W. Chapman lists literary mentions along with real people and places. Deirdre Le Faye’s editions of Austen’s letters include actors, artists, writers, books, poems, medical professionals, and others. Jocelyn… more goodness …

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet the Marchioness of Warrow

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet the Marchioness of Warrow

I am back for the third installment in my series on the many secondary characters within the pages of The Darcy Saga. After nine novels and one novella comprising my continuation of Pride and Prejudice, there are a huge number of characters to choose from so this could potentially be a long-running series! Secondary characters… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Some About the Netherfield Library” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Some About the Netherfield Library” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Something About the Netherfield Library” Giveaway. Rhea will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s Most Ardently, Most Unknowingly in Love. Congratulations, Rhea. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules… more goodness …

Introducing Sweet Possibilities (+ an excerpt and giveaway)

Introducing Sweet Possibilities (+ an excerpt and giveaway)

Today is release day for Matching Mr. Darcy, book one in the Sweet Possibilities series, which is a new collection of stand-alone Darcy and Elizabeth variations that I have planned. I am looking forward to writing this collection because I am combining a couple of things that I love when writing these — Darcy and… more goodness …

Mansfield Park (1983) Trivia Challenge

Mansfield Park (1983) Trivia Challenge

If you were alive in 1983, you probably recognize that other than being filmed on video, it seems that there is no trace of 1983 in this Austen Adaptation, something that can’t be said of many other adaptations of similar vintage. Reviews of Mansfield Park (1983) take note of both it’s historical accuracy and faithfulness… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Water in My #Austenesque World” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Water in My #Austenesque World” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “Water in My #Austenesque World” Giveaway. pedmisson will receive an eBook copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s In Plain Sight. Congratulations. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes must… more goodness …

A Lovely Cup of Tea.

A Lovely Cup of Tea.

There has recently been a furore in the world of social media concerning the correct way to make tea. This video was posted by two charming and entirely well-meaning but, unfortunately, woefully mis-informed ladies. This video went viral. It made me feel ill. An alternative was posted by JE Stanway, on the Jane Austen Fan… more goodness …