Author Archives: Alexa Adams

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 …

Jane Austen’s Juvenilia

Jane Austen’s Juvenilia

My mind is well-entrenched in an article I’m writing for the October edition of Pride & Possibilities, the periodical of the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation (a fabulous non-profit, for those of you unfamiliar with it, promoting literacy endeavors worldwide and founded by Austen’s descendent, Caroline Jane Knight). My subject is the radical nature of Austen’s childhood… more goodness …

Darcy in Wonderland Excerpt and Giveaway

Darcy in Wonderland Excerpt and Giveaway

My first book in over two years is on the shelves! So excited! It took me forever to settle back into a writing routine after the transatlantic move to Switzerland. Life was truly surreal for a while, and now I’m expected my second child in early January, so life will once again be thrown into… more goodness …

Poesy and Parody: Darcy in Wonderland

Poesy and Parody: Darcy in Wonderland

My new book, Darcy in Wonderland, comes out tomorrow! Well, the ebook does (paperbacks to follow soon). Next month we’ll have a giveaway and release party, but today I just want to step back and reflect on how much fun I had writing this book! Though the novel is both a Pride and Prejudice sequel… more goodness …

Solace in Austen

Solace in Austen

Did you know that during World War I, Jane Austen’s novels were recommended as an antidote for soldiers coping with shell-shock? And during the Second World War, sales of her works in England tripled? If you are unfamiliar with it, I highly recommended reading Rudyard Kipling’s short story The Janeites, which provides insight into the… more goodness …

Darcy in Wonderland Cover Reveal, Plus Austen and Contractions

Darcy in Wonderland Cover Reveal, Plus Austen and Contractions

My next book, Darcy in Wonderland, will be published this summer – assuming I can focus long enough to get the final draft to my editor! The book is part Pride and Prejudice sequel, set twenty some years after the Darcy’s marriage, and part pure mashup with Alice in Wonderland. I’m super excited because this… more goodness …

Old BBC Austen Adaptations

Old BBC Austen Adaptations

I have long championed the old BBC Austen adaptations, produced in the 70s and 80s. I was so fortunate as to receive the pictured box set several years ago as a Christmas gift, and since I have watched these films time and time again. Now, if you require beautiful cinematography and have no tolerance for… more goodness …