Author Archives: Elaine Owen

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 …

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, Lúthien84, 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 …

A Day of Persuasion

Just about a month ago I was able to spend the entire day with other Janeites at an event hosted by the eastern Pennsylvania chapter of JASNA. The theme for this day was “The Power of Persuasion,” and it was of course dedicated to Jane Austen’s final work. I thought you might like seeing pictures… more goodness …

Maternity and Mortality in the 1800’s, Plus a Preview From My WIP

Maternity and Mortality in the 1800’s, Plus a Preview From My WIP

It’s no secret that labor and childbirth were a perilous business for women in the 19th century. Accurate records of death during childbirth do not exist for this time period * but a common estimate is 20%. Think about that for a moment: if you were a healthy young woman in 1810 or so, you… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “The Good Old Days” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “The Good Old Days” Giveaway

Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s “The Good Old Days” Giveaway. CourtneyJ, Becky C, and AnitaP will each receive an audiobook version of Ms. Owen‘s Duty Demands, narrated by Siobhan Waring. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [Note! All prizes must be… more goodness …

The Good Old Days?

The Good Old Days?

It’s easy to get caught up in the romance of the Regency era, especially when you’re reading a Jane Austen novel. We love to think about balls and assemblies, secret romantic liaisons, gentleman who fight to defend a lady’s honor, and a handsome hero who appears to sweep us off our feet and carry us… more goodness …