Author Archives: Renata McMann

The Engagement of Fitzwilliam Darcy & Anne de Bourgh

The Engagement of Fitzwilliam Darcy & Anne de Bourgh

This post is, primarily, about the “tacit engagement” between Fitzwilliam Darcy and Anne de Bourgh, but also about our role as authors. Before discussing the latter, I wish to speculate on the former, but before discussing the nature of that engagement, there is another question to be considered. How old is Anne de Bourgh? It… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Love, Letters, and Lies” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Love, Letters, and Lies” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Love, Letters, and Lies” Giveaway. Rosanna K and taswmom will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. McMann and Ms. Hanford ‘s Love, Letters, and Lies. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway… more goodness …

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 …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “The Long Road to Longbourn” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “The Long Road to Longbourn” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford‘s “The Long Road to Longbourn” Giveaway. Teresa Williams and Randi Mathisen Chance will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. McMann and Hanford‘s The Long Road to Longbourn. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your… 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 …