Fordyce on Women

Fordyce on Women

When Mr. Collins reads from Fordyce’s Sermons in Pride and Prejudice, I always figured he was reading something dry and preachy. What I didn’t figure was that he was also reading something incredibly sexist. Fordyce wrote several books of sermons, but his Sermons for Young Women was the most popular of his books, extremely popular during… more goodness …

Coming Around Again

Coming Around Again

On May 4, 2017, I wrote about my book bundling strategy in an Austen Authors post titled, The Next Set. Regarding eBook sales, reader response exceeded my expectations for the post’s featured title: Courtship and Matrimony. A thousand thanks to everyone who grabbed a copy. On June 29, 2017, I featured another book bundle titled, First… more goodness …

I Am Lady Catherine: A Twisted Austen Tale, Excerpt & Giveaway

I Am Lady Catherine: A Twisted Austen Tale, Excerpt & Giveaway

After a two year hiatus, Twisted Austen is back in celebration of Halloween, one of my very favorite holidays (I’m a sucker for any excuse to dress up). The idea behind Twisted Austen has nothing to do with monsters, hauntings, or any other such traditional folderol. Instead, I use this opportunity to explore some slightly… more goodness …

Fighting with Caroline Bingley, and a giveaway

Fighting with Caroline Bingley, and a giveaway

I did it! I finished a series!  The Darcy Marriage Series Book 3 has been available for sale for a couple weeks. Called Caroline’s Censure, excerpts of it were posted on my blog for a few weeks, and it was posted in rough draft form at DarcyandLizzy. It tells the tale of Caroline Bingley’s attempt… more goodness …

A Writing Table Fit for Jane Austen, a Guest Post from Laurie Benson

A Writing Table Fit for Jane Austen, a Guest Post from Laurie Benson

A Writing Table Fit for Jane Austen First, thank you for having me on Austen Authors. Since I collect antiques, I thought I’d share one with your readers that might have appealed to Jane Austen. It’s my Georgian era writing desk. I confess, while it’s in my home and I adore it, the Georgian writing table… more goodness …

Meet Echo, the Inspiration for Belle

Meet Echo, the Inspiration for Belle

This is our dog Echo. Echo joined our family three years ago. She was found huddling for shelter underneath a family’s deck on a wintry afternoon, during a November weekend of freezing rain, wet snow, and miserable winds. The family’s deck backed up to an empty field, and Echo’s rescuer theorized that she had been… more goodness …

Literary Ladies at the Library

Literary Ladies at the Library

This past week, I’ve been traveling on my 2017 Autumn Book Tour. As many of you may know, I write in several different genres, but my main genre is Amish fiction. You know, the romances set in Amish country: Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania. In college, I studied anthropology. I love cultures. It amazes me how this… more goodness …