Listen Up! There’s a Jane Austen Podcast for You

Listen Up! There’s a Jane Austen Podcast for You

The holiday season is upon us, and it sometimes seems our already busy schedules get more complicated when we factor in all the activities associated with the season. Between gift shopping, decorating, baking, family get-togethers, and more, our December schedules get pretty full pretty fast. It’s a busy time of year, no doubt; but if… more goodness …

Austen Audiobooks – a FREE short read (listen!)

Austen Audiobooks – a FREE short read (listen!)

Taking a break from Regency recipes this month, I want to pick the brains of the readers of this blog who enjoy audiobooks. Now, audiobooks are something I’ve never been able to get to grips with. I’m a speed reader and the delivery speed of audiobooks is too slow for me even on double speed;… more goodness …

A Double Feature of Two Christmas Pride and Prejudice Variations

A Double Feature of Two Christmas Pride and Prejudice Variations

I’ll admit it. This year I started playing Christmas music in my car before Thanksgiving. And I’m not ashamed of it. 🙂  I justified it by observing that it’s a short Christmas season this year (since Thanksgiving is late). But now that Thanksgiving is past, I am throwing myself in earnest into holiday preparations. I… more goodness …

This and That and a Giveaway

This and That and a Giveaway

I have debated over the last couple of weeks the nature of this post. Christmas? Something else? A mix? I finally decided we have had enough Christmas (at least, I have, for my decorations are up, presents wrapped, and the anticipation is waning). Something else was not possible as my brain is filled with two… more goodness …

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

  Welcome to Austen Authors’ Winter Giveaway! Check out the wonderful prizes!!! Again, our authors are being quite generous. Although we welcome your comments below, to enter the giveaway, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form! The GIVEAWAY link can be found at the top of the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE. The Winter Quarter Giveaway runs… more goodness …

The Good (Or not so good) Intentions of Caroline Bingley

The Good (Or not so good) Intentions of Caroline Bingley

Recently, on an Austen fan site, members were contemplating the motivations of Caroline Bingley, sister of Charles Bingley in “Pride And Prejudice.” Caroline gives advice to Elizabeth Bennett regarding the intentions of her newly-found friend George Wickham.  Why did Caroline try and explain to Elizabeth the relationship between Darcy and Wickham? Was it an attempt… more goodness …

Giving Thanks with Austen

Giving Thanks with Austen

With my regularly scheduled blog appearing this year on Thanksgiving, I wondered whether there was any formal giving of thanks in Jane Austen’s work. The November U.S. holiday has spread to most of the Americas. The English have a more general harvest-related tradition of providing bread and other food to the poor, often through the… more goodness …

Book Release

Book Release

Next week, a book I had the privilege to write, but not author, will release. It is another woman’s story and I had the honor of bringing it to the page. While it has nothing overtly to do with Jane Austen, I am sharing it here for two reasons…   I consider us friends and… more goodness …

Time for Thanksgiving Trivia!

Time for Thanksgiving Trivia!

My apologies to our non-American visitors to Austen Authors, but here in the United States of America, we are smack in the middle of a BIG holiday week impossible to ignore. Personally, Thanksgiving has always been my second favorite holiday after Christmas. As a relatively simple holiday primarily involving food, and maybe football, but little… more goodness …