Author Archives: Regina Jeffers

I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me ~ Using “Dance” as a Plot Device in Jane Austen’s Novels

I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me ~ Using “Dance” as a Plot Device in Jane Austen’s Novels

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” (Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 3) During Austen’s time, young people looked for a potential mate at dances. Austen, herself, enjoyed a good dance, and, therefore, she often used dance as part of her plot line. In a 1798 letter to her sister Cassandra,… more goodness …

Celebrating the Release of “Courting Lord Whitmire” + the Coldstream Toll House + a Giveaway

Celebrating the Release of “Courting Lord Whitmire” + the Coldstream Toll House + a Giveaway

In many tales of the Regency era, we hear of a couple racing to Gretna Green in Scotland to marry before being caught by the lady’s relations. At the time, marrying in Scotland was as simple as standing up before witnesses and sharing one’s desire to be wed to one’s significant other. No calling of… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Two New(ish) Announcements” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Two New(ish) Announcements” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford‘s “Two New(ish) Announcements” Giveaway. Chelsea, Ginna, Luisa1111, and Karen O’Callaghan will each receive her choice of either an eBook copy of Ms. McMann and Ms. Hanford‘s Their Secret Love (OR) an eBook copy of A Dollop of Pride and a Dash of… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Allie Cresswell’s “Austenesque in Many Ways—Except the Frame” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Allie Cresswell’s “Austenesque in Many Ways—Except the Frame” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winner of Allie Cresswell‘s “Austenesque in Many Ways—Except the Frame” Giveaway. Sallianne Hines will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Cresswell‘s The Hoarder’s Widow. Congratulations, Sallianne. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “What Happens at Pemberley” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “What Happens at Pemberley” Giveaway

          Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “What Happens at Pemberley” Giveaway. Billie JEAN stillman will receive her choice of an eBook copy of any of Ms. Dixon’s book titles. Congratulations, Billie. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. Indicate… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Darcy Vs Elizabeth” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Darcy Vs Elizabeth” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is honored to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “Darcy Vs Elizabeth” Giveaway. Linda A., Lily Bernard, and Marie H. will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Thomas‘s Darcy Vs Elizabeth. Congratulations, Ladies. [Note! A gift card will be substituted for those countries where an eBook edition from Amazon is not… more goodness …

Announcing the Prizes for the Spring Quarterly Giveaway on Austen Authors

Announcing the Prizes for the Spring Quarterly Giveaway on Austen Authors

Welcome to Austen Author’s Spring Quarterly Giveaway! Check out all the lovely prizes!  Again, our authors are being quite generous.  Although we welcome your comments below, to enter the giveaway, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form.  The link to the Rafflecopter form can be found on the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE.  The… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Have Your Proposal Ready?” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Have Your Proposal Ready?” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Have Your Proposal Ready?” Giveaway. Susanne Barrett and darcybennett will each receive a DVD copy of the film Leap Year. [As they were tied to each other, this announcement includes the winners for both the Austen Authors’ post and the one on Regina Jeffers’s blog.]… more goodness …

Have Your Proposal Ready? February 29 Is “Lady’s Privilege Day” + a Giveaway

Have Your Proposal Ready? February 29 Is “Lady’s Privilege Day” + a Giveaway

  Do you have your proposal ready? It is Leap Year, and according to tradition, a woman can ask the man to marry her. But from where does this legend come? According to the Huffington Post, “Legend has it that St. Brigid of Kildare, a fifth-century Irish nun, asked St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, to grant… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

  The Austen Authors are pleased to announce the winners for the Winter Quarterly Giveaway. Congratulations!!!! If your name appears below: (1) contact Regina Jeffers (Giveaway Coordinator) at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. READ THROUGH ALL THE NAMES FOR THERE ARE MANY WINNERS!!! Winners names are in RED.  (2) If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email address for… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “The ReRelease of ‘The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy'” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “The ReRelease of ‘The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy'” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is honored to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “The ReRelease of ‘The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy’” Giveaway. Sharon Legg, Mary Campbell, and Susanne Barrett will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy. Congratulations, Ladies. Regina Jeffers has already distributed the prizes to the winners. … more goodness …

The ReRelease of “The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy” + a Giveaway

The ReRelease of “The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy” + a Giveaway

I originally released The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy back in 2011. I have recently earned back the rights to this book and have decided to rerelease it with a new cover art.  When writing any mystery, the author cannot just have a murderer and a victim. He/She must also have suspects, red herrings (false clues),… more goodness …

Social Class in Jane Austen’s “Emma”

Social Class in Jane Austen’s “Emma”

On February 21, 2020, we will have the pleasure (at least, I hope it is pleasure) of a new movie version of Jane Austen’s “Emma.” I thought we might look back at the plot structure of Austen’s tale, especially as it has to do with social class. After call, as Cher says in “Clueless,” the… more goodness …