Author Archives: Nancy Lawrence

Have You Joined Team Sidlotte?

Have You Joined Team Sidlotte?

For generations, Jane Austen’s devoted fans have loved and cherished her six major novels: Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park. But today, the Jane Austen novel that’s getting the most attention is a novel our dear author never finished writing: Sanditon. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Jane Austen… more goodness …

Betting on Mr. Wickham

Betting on Mr. Wickham

One of my favorite parts in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is when George Wickham runs off with Lydia Bennet and everyone learns the truth about his character. From a writing craft perspective, it’s one of the best story twists in all of literature, and it showcases Jane Austen’s masterful use of what we in… more goodness …

It’s a Year of Jane Austen!

It’s a Year of Jane Austen!

Happy New Year! 2020 is shaping up to be a great year, especially for fans of Jane Austen. It seems each month of the new year brings an event to look forward to; and no matter where you live in the U.S. or U.K., there’s probably an Austen-related event scheduled near you. Let’s take a… more goodness …

Listen Up! There’s a Jane Austen Podcast for You

Listen Up! There’s a Jane Austen Podcast for You

The holiday season is upon us, and it sometimes seems our already busy schedules get more complicated when we factor in all the activities associated with the season. Between gift shopping, decorating, baking, family get-togethers, and more, our December schedules get pretty full pretty fast. It’s a busy time of year, no doubt; but if… more goodness …

A Nod and a Smile

A Nod and a Smile

In Jane Austen’s time great emphasis was placed on good manners. For the upper classes, proper etiquette (along with money and property) was what helped distinguish the rich and well bred from everyone else. In our world, it’s good manners to walk up to someone at a social gathering and introduce yourself and strike up… more goodness …

Mr. Darcy: A Man with a Plan

Mr. Darcy: A Man with a Plan

There are two scenes in the 1995 BBC production of “Pride and Prejudice” that have always captured my imagination. Neither scene appears in Jane Austen’s original novel, or in any other movie or TV adaptation. They’re very short transition scenes that occur back-to-back late in the film. Both scenes take place at Pemberley. Elizabeth Bennet… more goodness …

Write, Stick, Color, Repeat

Write, Stick, Color, Repeat

We’ve had previous posts on the Austen Authors blog about Jane Austen themed gifts and goodies to buy, from blankets to coffee cups, playing cards to bed pillows. I’ve bought a few of those things myself. They’re nice to have; but what really catches my eye and makes my hand go for my credit card… more goodness …