The Words which Laid the Book Title’s Foundation

The Words which Laid the Book Title’s Foundation

Some time ago, I wrote about how I am often inspired by Jane Austen quotes as well as my tendency to include them as the epigraph in my stories. I also have another practice I enjoy and that’s bolstering the titles of my books with pivotal scenes. In fact, I am always happiest when I… more goodness …

LoveYa!

LoveYa!

I Love You~ The three most powerful words in the English language. And how cleverly Jane Austen used them. In Darcy’s first botched proposal: “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” Our darling… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Writing Desk

Jane Austen’s Writing Desk

I thought for a long time about what I should say in this month’s post.  After a few hours of race-watching (it was a postponed race, so I was watching on Monday instead of Sunday) and bouncing several ideas around in my mind, I decided to go with something writing-related. Suddenly, I thought about our… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy” Giveaway. evamedmonds, Charlene Capodice, and Delores Erwin will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy. Congratulations, Ladies. Check your emails, prizes have been sent out from Amazon. [I feared a power outage for I am… more goodness …

Writing Historical Fiction; the Do’s and Don’ts

Writing Historical Fiction; the Do’s and Don’ts

I have any number of very talented writer friends who tell me that writing historical fiction is far too terrifying even to contemplate. That they just know they’d get something crucial wrong and be torn to shreds by a baying pack of vicious reviewer hounds. The Review Hounds are a terrifying prospect indeed (though one… more goodness …

Freud and Writing Austenesque Fiction

Freud and Writing Austenesque Fiction

Consider any of the Canonical books. Miss Austen does not always offer much data about the social environment present in the Regency. She rarely addresses the great questions of the day: with the exception of offering evidence that Tom Bertram’s time in the West Indies left him scarred and damaged. (I have always chosen to… more goodness …

The Importance of Audiobooks (and a Giveaway)

The Importance of Audiobooks (and a Giveaway)

I’ve been particularly thrilled this year to start offering audiobooks of my novels. Audible and Amazon are offering audio versions of The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy to the Rescue. An audio version of Pride and Proposals will be available within a week or so, and audio versions of Christmas at Darcy… more goodness …

The Rame Peninsula, One of the Settings for “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way” + Giveaway

The Rame Peninsula, One of the Settings for “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way” + Giveaway

In writing Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way, I wanted the Bennet ladies to end up in an area more remote than Hertfordshire after the death of Mr. Bennet—to be out of their element. I wanted them not to be close to either Bingley or Darcy—to be in a place where they would… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “The Long Road to Longbourn” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “The Long Road to Longbourn” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford‘s “The Long Road to Longbourn” Giveaway. Teresa Williams and Randi Mathisen Chance will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. McMann and Hanford‘s The Long Road to Longbourn. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “All He Wanted Was a Kiss” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “All He Wanted Was a Kiss” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is delighted to announce the winners of Leenie Brown‘s “All He Wanted Was a Kiss” Giveaway. Chelsea will each receive an eBook bundle from Ms. Brown, which includes an eBook copy of both Henry: To Prove Himself Worthy and Charles: To Discover His Purpose. Congratulations, Chelsea. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at… more goodness …