Author Archives: Elaine Owen

Caroline Bingley, the Perfect Bad Girl

Caroline Bingley, the Perfect Bad Girl

I have a confession to make: I am not excessively fond of Caroline Bingley. I’ve thought about her a lot lately, as there seem to be increasing numbers of fanfic stories that feature her as their central character. I must admit, it is hard for me to read these. I find Caroline incredibly annoying and… more goodness …

An Afternoon With Jane

An Afternoon With Jane

How did your holiday season go?  I hope you enjoyed your time as much as I did! In a month with no less than eight parties and celebrations, the Jane Austen birthday party thrown by the Eastern Pennsylvania JASNA society was one of the best. I thought you might like seeing the pictures and hearing… more goodness …

A Woman of Faith

A Woman of Faith

Every December we like to remember the birthday of Jane Austen the author, the genius writer who penned witty, and sometimes scathing, observations of society. But during this holiday season, when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, it seems appropriate to remember Jane Austen in another way: a woman of deep… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Fun with Follies” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Fun with Follies” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s “Fun with Follies” Giveaway. Buturot, carylkane, and virginiakohl each received an audiobook of Ms. Owen‘s An Unexpected Turn of Events. Congratulations, Ladies. Ms. Owen has contacted each of the winners and prizes have been distributed previously.    more goodness …

Fun with Follies, plus a Giveaway!

Fun with Follies, plus a Giveaway!

Last month I talked about hedgerows in England- what they are made of and how common they are in the English countryside. This month I want to talk about another common feature in English landscaping: follies. Follies are items added to landscaping or countryside to add interest. They may be whimsical or fantastic, dark and… more goodness …

Most Gentlemanly Gents

Most Gentlemanly Gents

In my last blog post I listed some of the traits that were essential for a regency era gentleman to possess, and then I asked readers to identify which of Jane Austen’s male characters best fulfilled these traits. Some of your answers really surprised me! In this blog post I would like to share my… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “An Unexpected Turn of Events” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “An Unexpected Turn of Events” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s “An Unexpected Turn of Events” Giveaway. Elaine C, Betty Campbell Madden, LĂşthien84, Suzan Lauder, and Linda will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Owen‘s An Unexpected Turn of Events. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According… more goodness …