Author Archives: Alexa Adams

The Treatment of Mental Illness in the Early 19th Century

The Treatment of Mental Illness in the Early 19th Century

There is not a lot of overt madness in Jane Austen (though you do find plenty of eccentricity). Still, for some inexplicable reason, I keep coming back to it in my writing. Well, maybe it’s not so inexplicable. I’ve been fairly obsessed with the subject since my early teen years, compelled by both my own… more goodness …

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 …

Announcing the Winner of Alexa Adams’s “Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Alexa Adams’s “Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present” Giveaway

Austen Authors is proud to announce the winners of Alexa Adams‘s “Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present” Giveaway. John Smith will each a special prize package from Ms. Adams that includes an eBook of Alexa‘s latest release, Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present, a set of five handmade Christmas cards, featuring seasonal quotes from Jane Austen’s novels, plus a collection… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Alexa Adams’s “I Am Lady Catherine: A Twisted Austen Tale” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Alexa Adams’s “I Am Lady Catherine: A Twisted Austen Tale” Giveaway

                  Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Alexa Adams‘s “I Am Lady Catherine: A Twisted Austen Tale” Giveaway. Suzanne and nmayer will each receive an eBook bundle of books from Ms. Adams. The bundle includes Emma and Elton, Jane and Bingley, Becoming Mrs. Norris,… 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 …

Touring Austen’s Country Houses

Touring Austen’s Country Houses

The housekeeper came; a respectable-looking, elderly woman, much less fine, and more civil, than she had any notion of finding her. They followed her into the dining-parlour. It was a large, well-proportioned room, handsomely fitted up. Elizabeth, after slightly surveying it, went to a window to enjoy its prospect. The hill, crowned with wood, from… more goodness …