Networking in the Age of Sail

Networking in the Age of Sail

Unlike Army officers, members of the Royal Navy could obtain commissions without purchasing them. This difference created opportunities for the penurious sons of gentlemen like Jane Austen’s father, the Rev. George Austen. Two of his younger sons, Frank and Charles, joined the Navy when they were barely into their teens. Getting ahead in the Navy… more goodness …

Fascinating Objects From the Past

Fascinating Objects From the Past

I love weird stuff! Especially those weird things from the past. I also greatly appreciate the beauty and artistry of even the simplest object from long ago. Our modern, fast-paced, factory produced industries — while wonderful in so many ways (lower cost being a big bonus) — typically do not create with the skill and attention to aesthetics… more goodness …

Pride and Prejudice Variations – How Special?

Pride and Prejudice Variations – How Special?

About six years ago, I found my first Pride and Prejudice variation. Now I had read Austen’s Pride and Prejudice when in High School, but I enjoyed other books more: science fiction, Agatha Christi’s mysteries, and The Black Stallion series, and other horse books. However, when I found a couple of Abigail Reynolds P&P variations,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Coming Together” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Coming Together” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “Coming Together” Giveaway. Susan V. Brewer will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card. (Because the gift card will be sent directly from Amazon.com, the winner must be able to redeem the gift card on Amazon.com. Alternatively, the winner may claim an ebook edition of an eligible… more goodness …

The Engagement of Fitzwilliam Darcy & Anne de Bourgh

The Engagement of Fitzwilliam Darcy & Anne de Bourgh

This post is, primarily, about the “tacit engagement” between Fitzwilliam Darcy and Anne de Bourgh, but also about our role as authors. Before discussing the latter, I wish to speculate on the former, but before discussing the nature of that engagement, there is another question to be considered. How old is Anne de Bourgh? It… more goodness …

Plans and Resolutions

Plans and Resolutions

It is January and that means New Year’s Resolutions are being tested and plans for the year are being created and/or put in play. Much of my 2018 was spent writing, travelling, researching, and planning, so what does that mean for 2019? Well, there are 5 stories that I have been kicking around for a… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay for this 1995 Jane Austen adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. It is one of my favorite Austen film productions, so please don’t take this list to be proof of anything other than my love of all things Austen. I will concede that a few of the items in this list… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Snow in Hertfordshire” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Snow in Hertfordshire” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “Snow in Hertfordshire” Giveaway. ForeverHis and Randi Chance will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton‘s Merry Christmas, Mr. Darcy. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “The Why-ness of Being” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “The Why-ness of Being” Giveaway

          Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Don Jacobson‘s “The Why-ness of Being” Giveaway. Christina Morland will receive an eBook copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s The Avenger: Thomas Bennet and a Father’s Lament. Congratulations, Christina. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated… more goodness …