Author Archives: Don Jacobson

Freud and Writing Austenesque Fiction

Freud and Writing Austenesque Fiction

Consider any of the Canonical books. Miss Austen does not always offer much data about the social environment present in the Regency. She rarely addresses the great questions of the day: with the exception of offering evidence that Tom Bertram’s time in the West Indies left him scarred and damaged. (I have always chosen to… more goodness …

The Epistolary Style of Creation

The Epistolary Style of Creation

By now my friends and co-conspirators have become inured to my tales of transferring my written works to #Audible. I have discussed the idea of performance versus narration and the fact that what works in writing may not respond to verbal presentation. Yet, there is one more item which we #InspiredByAusten writers, a solitary bunch… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Don Jacobson’s “Taking Jane for a Ride” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Don Jacobson’s “Taking Jane for a Ride” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Don Jacobson‘s “Taking Jane for a Ride” Giveaway. Mary Campbell, and Pat will each receive an Audible code to download a copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s Lizzy Bennet Meets the Countess. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According… more goodness …

Taking Jane For A Ride + a Giveaway

Taking Jane For A Ride + a Giveaway

As the summer has deepened here in Seattle, our social life has gained more vibrancy than enjoyed in previous years. Perhaps it is simply the fact that we have found more space in our lives outside of work and family. In any event, we have been reconnecting with friends—both new and very old. This tale… more goodness …

Land Forms or Formed By the Land?

Land Forms or Formed By the Land?

“…their lives were linked and interwoven in innumerable and often intimate Ways and because this…land shaped all who lived along its rivers, by its Swamps and on its islands and sandy hills, even as those who lived there Shaped the land itself.” Erskine Clarke, Dwelling Place As I have been working my way through the… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Don Jacobson’s “We Learn Something from Every Review” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Don Jacobson’s “We Learn Something from Every Review” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Don Jacobson‘s “We Learn Something from Every Review” Giveaway. Becky C will receive an autographed print copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s Lessers and Betters, while Vesper will each receive an eBook copy of the same title. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to… more goodness …

We Learn Something From Every Review + a Giveaway

We Learn Something From Every Review + a Giveaway

Being part of the small #Austenesque writers’ community (although one which grows every day), I have observed in myself something which undoubtedly (given the posts and comments I have read) is common from author to author. We all obsess over the reviews of our books. Now, that is nothing new. All we need to do… more goodness …

The Fifth Love: That Which Redeems

The Fifth Love: That Which Redeems

Over the time I have been #InspiredByAusten to write an Austenesque series, I have searched for the essential kernel which makes the Canon evergreen. As with most readers, the love story between Elizabeth and Darcy resonated loudly, possessing all of the characteristics I found compelling…boiled down in the epigram Boy Meets Girl…Boy Gets Girl…Boy Loses… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else?” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else?” Giveaway

Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else” Giveaway. Anji will each receive an eBook version of Mr. Jacobson‘s The Exile: The Countess Visits Longbourn. Anji, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [Note! All prizes must be claimed… more goodness …

Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else?

Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else?

Here I am in the first week of a blog tour for the FIFTH book in a series, and I am now questioning where it can be placed upon the Jane Austen Fan Fiction spectrum. This ultimately begs the question, “what is JAFF?” And, furthermore, as the genre evolves, how might the boundaries of JAFF… more goodness …

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 …