Author Archives: Georgina Young-Ellis

Why Not Cats?

Why Not Cats?

Somewhat inspired by Zoe Burton’s post from a couple of weeks ago about the therapy dog in her new JAFF (which sounds great, by the way) I started thinking about cats in Jane Austen. Wait, are there any? There are not, as far as I can tell, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t cats around… more goodness …

Incandescent – An Excerpt

Incandescent – An Excerpt

The blurb for my new book, Incandescent, will go something like… “In this modern day twist on Jane Austen’s Persuasion, The Elliots are Hollywood Royalty –  a family of actors going back three generations. Annie Elliot has been cast to play Elizabeth Bennet in a new movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that takes place… more goodness …

Empire vs. Edwardian. Fashion Inspiration for a New Novel!

Empire vs. Edwardian. Fashion Inspiration for a New Novel!

Experts say that fashion goes in cycles of every 20 to 40 years, which means we tend to look back at what was in style 20, 30, or 40 years ago, and revive those fashions for our current look. In the 1980s we glorified the 60s. The 90s took a look back at the 70s.… more goodness …

A Valentine for Jane

A Valentine for Jane

The origins of Valentine’s Day is not entirely clear since there are, apparently, three saints named Valentine. Most people, if they know anything at all about its history, associate the day with the third century priest who helped Christians escape from Roman prisons. According to one legend, this particular Valentine fell in love with his… more goodness …

Far From the Austen Crowd

Far From the Austen Crowd

Recently, I re-read Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy as it was my book group’s selection for January. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it to you. For those of us who love 19th century English literature beyond Jane Austen, Madding Crowd is one of the best of the Victorian period in my opinion.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Georgina Young-Ellis’s “A Happy Christmas” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Georgina Young-Ellis’s “A Happy Christmas” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announced the winner of Georgina Young-Ellis‘s “A Happy Christmas” Giveaway. Cindie Snyder will receive an eBook of copy of Ms. Young-Ellis‘s Pemberley Park: The Twelve Days of Christmas. Cindie, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [Note! According to Austen Authors’ posted giveaway rules,… more goodness …

A Happy Christmas Excerpt and Giveaway!

Christmas is almost upon us! I’m sure many readers and authors here on Austen Authors celebrate the holiday, while others have different celebrations and traditions. No matter what festivities we enjoy, the holiday season is usually full of family. Sometimes that’s great; sometimes not so much. In my holiday JAFF, Pemberley Park – The Twelve Days… more goodness …

Jane at Our Table

Jane at Our Table

Obviously, there was no Thanksgiving in Regency England, nor is there now, of course, since it originated with the pilgrims who came to the new world to escape religious persecution, and who celebrated one year of survival (well, certainly not all of them survived, but those who did celebrated), by inviting the native people of… more goodness …

A Northanger Abbey Halloween

A Northanger Abbey Halloween

I’ve been thinking about Jane Austen and Halloween – two subjects that don’t really go together in spite of the cute pumpkins we see with her cameo painted or carved on them. Jane Austen didn’t write the kind of Gothic horror novels she both made fun of in Northanger Abbey, and hinted that she might enjoy.… more goodness …

Books That Changed my World

Books That Changed my World

About a year ago, I posted on Austen Authors about the book group I’d joined. Now, several months later, I’m still entranced with the group and its choice of reading materials. Not all have been to my taste, but each book has expanded my viewpoint in one way or another. For example, I don’t always… more goodness …

Film or Novel, Jane’s Appeal is Universal

Film or Novel, Jane’s Appeal is Universal

In my post from last month I mentioned that my poor, maligned brother doesn’t ‘get’ Jane Austen on any level. Turns out that is not the case. Apparently, he ‘gets’ Sense and Sensibility, according to him – the movie anyway, and this is all thanks to the comely Kate Winslet and her tragic appeal. He… more goodness …