Darcy’s eavesdropping, and I’m giving books away!

Darcy’s eavesdropping, and I’m giving books away!

It’s that time again … I have completed another novel. 🙂 This one is called Darcy Overhears. It is 43,038 words and 216 printed pages of awesomeness, if I do say so myself. <3 ~~~***~~~ This story began as a tiny “what if.” What if Darcy overheard something about Elizabeth? It wasn’t much to go… more goodness …

EXCERPT: Anne de Bourgh’s Secret Diary

EXCERPT: Anne de Bourgh’s Secret Diary

I’ve always thought Anne de Bourgh to be one of the least developed characters in Pride and Prejudice. Overshadowed by her mother and in permanent ill health, Elizabeth described her as appearing ‘sickly and cross’ after Maria Lucas noted how ‘thin and small’ she was. Yet, she was a great heiress and undoubtedly Lady Catherine… more goodness …

Altered States: Challenges of Time Shifted Canonical Characters

Altered States: Challenges of Time Shifted Canonical Characters

Austenesque authors have, in recent years, begun to explore taking the classic characters and extracting them from their Regency worlds to insert them into (usually) modern environments. T’is neither my place nor my inclination to assess whether these variations from tradition are appropriate or not. Of course, considering that I am in the midst of… more goodness …

Releases, and Chaos, and GIVEAWAYS, Oh, My!!!!

Releases, and Chaos, and GIVEAWAYS, Oh, My!!!!

  NEXT MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, I have a new Regency release. This release marks the end of five weeks of releases and a bit of chaos, which began on September 8. Permit me to explain, beginning with this upcoming anthology’s release. What began as a project from writers of the Beau Monde, the Regency-based chapter… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Summer Hanford’s “Regency Romance Audio Book” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Summer Hanford’s “Regency Romance Audio Book” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Summer Hanford‘s “Regency Romance Audio Book” Giveaway. Andrea Stoeckel, Debra Guyette and Beverly Laude will each have her choice of an audio book of either The Archaeologist’s Daughter, A Lord’s Kiss, or Ladies Always Shoot First from Ms. Hanford. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator,… more goodness …

Sickness and Ill-health in Jane Austen’s Novels (Part II)

Last month we discussed how Jane Austen used ill-health as a plot device in Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility and Emma. Let’s look at how our favourite author uses sickness and concussions in pivotal moments in Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Persuasion. A violent cold in Pride and Prejudice Good old Mrs Bennet! Herself… more goodness …

A Twisted Austen Halloween

A Twisted Austen Halloween

We are approaching that time of year when I insist on overtaxing myself by writing a story that few will read and might prove detrimental to my career. Yes, it’s Twisted Austen, my annual event conceived in the spirit of Halloween but which really just serves to infuriate and confuse my fellow Janeites. That’s not being… more goodness …

Persuasion–and Anne Elliot!–Comes to Kansas City

Persuasion–and Anne Elliot!–Comes to Kansas City

The 2018 annual general meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America in Kansas City focused on Persuasion, Jane Austen’s last and most poignant novel. The AGM featured numerous insights into both the book and issues related to it, including my own talk on the influence of Jane Austen’s naval brothers on the text.… more goodness …

In Need of a Little Austen

In Need of a Little Austen

  In a few comments on a recent blog post, readers stated they’d experienced great loss and tough springs and summers. They looked forward to the escape a good book can provide. Books are therapy. Along with pushing us out of our world into the lives and stories of others – and some contend, forming… more goodness …