Author Archives: Renata McMann

Petty Revenge on Some of the Villains of Pride and Prejudice, Part 3 George Wickham

Petty Revenge on Some of the Villains of Pride and Prejudice, Part 3 George Wickham

This is the third and last petty revenge, where a villain from Pride and Prejudice is given an unhappy ending. Summer and I are considering publishing an expanded version of our three Petty Revenges. You might wonder why we are mentioning it. After all, you can read them here. There are two reasons. The first… more goodness …

Petty Revenge on Some of the Villains of Pride and Prejudice, Part 2 Lady Catherine

Petty Revenge on Some of the Villains of Pride and Prejudice, Part 2 Lady Catherine

It is very human for people to wish bad things will happen to bad people, whether the bad people are real or fictional. Jane Austen was surprisingly kind to her unpleasant characters. I am not as nice as she was, but I am not going to give horrible endings to them. I’m just going to… more goodness …

Petty Revenge on Some of the Villains of Pride and Prejudice, Part 1 Caroline Bingley

Petty Revenge on Some of the Villains of Pride and Prejudice, Part 1 Caroline Bingley

For villains, Jane Austen’s villains usually didn’t have bad endings, with the possible exception of Mrs. Norris, since living with Maria Betram Rushworth could be considered a bad ending.  A writer can do anything to characters. For example, JAFF writers often give bad endings to Wickham. Rather than show a terrible ending for the villains,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Hypothetically Married” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Hypothetically Married” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is honored to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford‘s “Hypothetically Married” Giveaway. CARLA P. and Cinta Garcia will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. McMann and Ms. Hanford‘s Hypothetically Married. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on… more goodness …

Announcing Hypothetically Married + Giveaway!

Announcing Hypothetically Married + Giveaway!

Hypothetically, what would a gentleman in Regency times prefer? Let’s assume our gentleman has several children. Would he want one to be wealthy and the others simply not poor, or would he want all of them to have equal wealth? Did he have the luxury of a choice? When having many children was normal, it… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “The Forgiving Season” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “The Forgiving Season” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford‘s “The Forgiving Season” Giveaway. Suzanne and Stephanie Mudd Carrico will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. McMann and Ms. Hanford‘s latest book,The Forgiving Season. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [Note! All prizes must… more goodness …

The Forgiving Season Giveaway!

The Forgiving Season Giveaway!

What if, after the Bingley-Hurst-Darcy contingent left Netherfield Park, someone older and wiser showed up to ask them why? Introducing Mrs. Bingley, the mother of Charles, Caroline and Luisa, to do just that in The Forgiving Season. EXCERPT “I couldn’t make a lick of sense of Charles’ explanation earlier, Mr. Darcy,” Mrs. Bingley said. “Perhaps… more goodness …

Why Have Colonel Fitzwilliam?

Why Have Colonel Fitzwilliam?

It can be postulated that Colonel Fitzwilliam served multiple purposes in Pride & Prejudice aside from his one, main, purpose: letting Elizabeth know that Darcy separated Jane and Bingley. These other functions include: Fitzwilliam confirms Darcy’s statement about his sister, Georgiana, nearly eloping with Wickham. Although the actual confirmation is a slight reaction to Elizabeth’s… more goodness …

Favorite Scenes

Favorite Scenes

I rewatch my favorite scenes in movies without watching the whole movie. There are three scenes I’ve rewatched many times, and they don’t come from Jane Austen movies. I suspect that if someone mentioned the movie Dirty Dancing (1987) there would be people who have seen only a single scene from it. It’s the finale,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “The Widow Elizabeth” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “The Widow Elizabeth” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “The Widow Elizabeth” Giveaway. Robin Ramirez and LouAnn LeJeunesse will each receive an eBook copy of McMann and Hanford‘s latest release The Widow Elizabeth. Congratulations! Ladies, please  contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. As stated in our blog’s… more goodness …