Author Archives: Don Jacobson

The Currency of The Writings of Miss Jane Austen

The Currency of The Writings of Miss Jane Austen

Many feminist writers have adopted Jane Austen as their own. I cannot but agree with their thinking. However, I fear they, at times, do tend to become rather presentist in their assessments of Austen’s motives in the Canon. If you read some of the more strident commentaries, you would believe that the daughter of the… more goodness …

An FAQ About the Bennet Wardrobe

An FAQ About the Bennet Wardrobe

Much has been made of the to-ings and fro-ings of the Bennet daughters as they navigate the Bennet Wardrobe Universe. To date I have recounted Mary’s two recorded journeys, Kitty’s trip to 1886, and Lizzy’s surprise as a ten-year-old. There is more to Kitty’s tale…and we have yet to learn what occurred when Lydia learned… more goodness …

Notes From The Bennet Wardrobe Universe

Notes From The Bennet Wardrobe Universe

The Bennet Wardrobe is an alternative history in the Jane Austen Universe. While the characters are familiar, I have endeavored to provide each of them with an opportunity to grow into three-dimensional personalities, although not necessarily in the Regency period. If they were shaped or stifled by the conventions of the time, the Wardrobe helped… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “A Step Past the Sketchbook” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “A Step Past the Sketchbook” Giveaway

Austen Authors is proud to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “A Step Past the Sketchbook” Giveaway. alp1788 will receive an eBook copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s latest release of Lizzy Bennet Meets the Countess. Alp1788, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! Note: According to our blog’s giveaway rules,… more goodness …

A Step Past The Sketchbook: Novellas then Novels

A Step Past The Sketchbook: Novellas then Novels

Novellas are part of the way I write. Sure, I fill notepads, notebooks, and even post-it-notes with ideas, phrases, and sentences. But, in the end, I need to sketch and contemplate what drives my individual characters. The novella fits that bill. Consider that we know that Lizzy has a miscarriage in 1815 (see The Keeper).… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Lizzy and Darcy as JAFF First Cause” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Lizzy and Darcy as JAFF First Cause” Giveaway

Austen Authors is proud to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “Lizzy and Darcy as JAFF First Cause” Giveaway. Heather Y will receive a three eBook bundle of Mr. Jacobson‘s novels. The bundle includes The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Journey, Henry Fitzwilliam’s War, and The Exile (Part 1) Kitty Bennet and the Belle Époque. Heather,… more goodness …

Lizzy and Darcy As JAFF First Cause & Excerpt & Giveaway

Lizzy and Darcy As JAFF First Cause & Excerpt & Giveaway

There is a debate of sorts that swirls around the Pride & Prejudice world…stories about Lizzy and Darcy versus stories that feature other characters. Honestly…these are two different worlds. I realize that Lizzy and Darcy stories build upon the already revealed affinity these two eternal personalities have for one another. And, I realize that there… more goodness …

Is There a True Pride and Prejudice Genre?

Is There a True Pride and Prejudice Genre?

I thought about entitling this blog offering “Leaning Into the Buzzsaw” as I am playing skittles on sacred ground. Every reader of the Canon is firmly committed to the love stories—both successful and failed—sketched in remarkably perceptive detail by ODA (Our Dear Author!). Any deviation may be excoriated with the zeal of a Stalinist purge!… more goodness …

Centering An Austen Variation Series Around Supporting Characters

Centering An Austen Variation Series Around Supporting Characters

I realize that some readers may find The Bennet Wardrobe series to be too far away from the centerline (ODC) of traditional JAFF stories. I do love “Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam” tales and plan to write many once The Bennet Wardrobe is complete. But for now… In 2014, well before I ever considered writing fiction (I… more goodness …