Why Gretna Green? Marriage Over the Anvil

Why Gretna Green? Marriage Over the Anvil

“I am going to Gretna Green, and if you cannot guess with who, I shall think you a simpleton, for there is but one man in the world I love, and he is an angel.” – Lydia Bennet, Pride and Prejudice My little sister (who you may recall as the illustrator of Darcy in Wonderland) is getting… more goodness …

Retracing Themes in Austen’s Life and Works

Retracing Themes in Austen’s Life and Works

My blogs over the last two years have covered a wide expanse of territory: Jane Austen’s fiction; her speech patterns; her looks; her romantic life, both real and possible; the close biological relationships of people involved in courtships; the effect of the war on her life and that of her family; taxes; and even the… more goodness …

Cold-blood, Hot-blood, Thoroughbred . . . Do you know your Regency horses? A mini-primer by Sharon Lathan

Cold-blood, Hot-blood, Thoroughbred . . . Do you know your Regency horses? A mini-primer by Sharon Lathan

In the 1997 Disney live-action movie George of the Jungle, there is a hilarious scene of George (Brendan Fraser) running alongside a frisky horse, his shirt open and sculpted chest gleaming. Along the fence stands Jane with several other women, the ladies practically drooling as their mesmerized eyes follow the gorgeously frolicking George. The humor… more goodness …

Elizabeth’s Choice and Ireland

Elizabeth’s Choice and Ireland

Well, the long-awaited sequel to ‘Darcy Chooses’ will be available this week, and I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the sights that Darcy and Elizabeth saw back then. They are on a monthlong honeymoon to the Emerald Isle, reconnecting with old friends in Darcy’s case and meeting with new friends in Elizabeth’s case.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “The Good Old Days” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “The Good Old Days” Giveaway

Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s “The Good Old Days” Giveaway. CourtneyJ, Becky C, and AnitaP will each receive an audiobook version of Ms. Owen‘s Duty Demands, narrated by Siobhan Waring. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [Note! All prizes must be… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gold Mine Owner” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gold Mine Owner” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the Winners of Zoe Burton‘s “Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gold Mine Owner” Giveaway. Debbie B and 2luv2laff will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton‘s latest book, Darcy’s Bodie Mine, while integr67 will receive a print copy of the same title, plus a special coffee mug. Ladies, please contact Regina… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of P. O. Dixon’s “The Story Continues” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of P. O. Dixon’s “The Story Continues” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “The Story Continues” Giveaway. Sharon Legg is the recipient of a $5 Amazon Gift Card, donated by Ms. Dixon in celebration of her latest release, Irrevocably Gone: A Pride and Prejudice Variation.  Sharon, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim… more goodness …

Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else?

Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else?

Here I am in the first week of a blog tour for the FIFTH book in a series, and I am now questioning where it can be placed upon the Jane Austen Fan Fiction spectrum. This ultimately begs the question, “what is JAFF?” And, furthermore, as the genre evolves, how might the boundaries of JAFF… more goodness …

A walk in Jane Austen’s shoes

A walk in Jane Austen’s shoes

My series on resort towns and my travels has thus far only tangentially touched on Jane Austen, but in today’s post I want to write about her, particularly her health. You might, as was generally the case for me, think of it as being poor. After all, as Kyra Kramer writes in her guest post… more goodness …