Author Archives: Katherine Reay

Points to Remember…

Points to Remember…

Recently I was chatting with a young woman about writing. She hoped to pursue it as a major in college and wondered what it was about and what advice I might give. In doing so, I reminded myself of some points regarding both writing and life I’d rather not forget – and too often do.… more goodness …

Let’s Take a Walk…

Let’s Take a Walk…

Spring is here! I am so excited to see the sun shining, the flowers finally blooming and the air to hold a little warmth in the morning. And I’m loving the new addition to my day – a walk around the block. For as much as I’ve read Austen, I should have started this long… more goodness …

Austen Writes Like I Think…

Austen Writes Like I Think…

I have a manuscript due next month. Right now I’m going through the first draft tightening scenes, tightening emotions, tightening words. Passive becomes active. Run! Slay! Dart! If Winnie-the-Pooh was there, I’d have him “ponder” rather than “think, think, think.” And, if I’m able, I’ll pull out all the adverbs – or at least use them… more goodness …

Austen Reminds Us We Can Change

Austen Reminds Us We Can Change

In Northanger Abbey, Austen introduces an unlikely heroine. No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be a heroine. Her situation in life, the character of her father and mother, her own person and disposition, were all equally against her. It’s a delightful way to begin… more goodness …

Enjoying Enchanted Again

Enjoying Enchanted Again

  Over Thanksgiving weekend, my daughters and I curled up to watch the movie Enchanted. I hadn’t seen it in years and was surprised by all the allusions and references to previous Disney movies – and how they hadn’t leapt out at me the first time I viewed it. My books pay homage to books… more goodness …

Five Lessons from Austen

Five Lessons from Austen

I read a blog post recently – Ten Lessons Every 21st Century Woman Can Learn from Jane Austen. It was delightful and spot-on. I won’t revisit the list here because it might influence my thinking –you can find linked on Katherine’s Facebook Page – but it got me pondering what this incomparable author has taught… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Katherine Reay’s “The Austen Escape ARC Giveaway”

Announcing the Winner of Katherine Reay’s “The Austen Escape ARC Giveaway”

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Katherine Reay‘s “The Austen Escape ARC Giveaway.” Luisa Donaldson will receive an ARC of Ms. Reay‘s upcoming release of The Austen Escape. Congratulations!  Luisa, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. All prizes must be claimed within 72 hours of the… more goodness …