Author Archives: Alexa Adams

NaNoWriMo 2018: Tales of Less Pride and Prejudice

NaNoWriMo 2018: Tales of Less Pride and Prejudice

My project for NaNoWriMo this year is aptly named, as I’m having to confront my own pride and prejudices amidst the dawning the realization that I am in way over my head. In light of these reflections, I’ve decided to permit myself to “lose” this year, the sixth in which I’ve participated. Some years I’ve… more goodness …

A Twisted Austen Halloween

A Twisted Austen Halloween

We are approaching that time of year when I insist on overtaxing myself by writing a story that few will read and might prove detrimental to my career. Yes, it’s Twisted Austen, my annual event conceived in the spirit of Halloween but which really just serves to infuriate and confuse my fellow Janeites. That’s not being… more goodness …

A Proud Janeite

A Proud Janeite

I’m participating this month in the annual event Austen In August, even more full of Jane-goodness this year as it carries on for an entire month instead of its traditional two weeks. I highly recommend stopping by and enjoying the posts, giveaways, read/watch-alongs, and other bits of goodness that Misty, The Book Rat, so beautifully… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Alexa Adams’s “New Release! Being Mrs. Bennet” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Alexa Adams’s “New Release! Being Mrs. Bennet” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Alexa Adams‘s “New Release! Being Mrs. Bennet” Giveaway. Daniella Copeland and Teresa Broderick will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Adams‘s Being Mrs. Bennet. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors,… more goodness …

Ruminations on and a story of Sense and Sensibility

Ruminations on and a story of Sense and Sensibility

It’s so tempting to interpret Sense & Sensibility through the lense of its title, even more so than Pride & Prejudice. Yes, Elizabeth is prejudice and Darcy is proud, but there is some muddling of the lines, whereas Elinor is all sense and Marianne is total sensibility. Furthermore, Austen’s exploration of this polarity fits so… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Errors

Jane Austen’s Errors

Something very reassuring to the author of Jane Austen fan fiction is the knowledge that she made mistakes, too. As I begin reading through my editor’s notes on Being Mrs. Bennet (look for it this July), I’m reminding myself of how many errors appear in Austen’s printed works. This is particularly comforting to those of us… more goodness …

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 …