Author Archives: Renata McMann

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 …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann’s “Working Titles” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann’s “Working Titles” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Renata McMann‘s “Working Titles” Giveaway. Karylee Marin and Teresa Norbraten will receive an eBook copy of Summer Hanford and Renata McMann‘s Her Final Wish. Karylee and Teresa, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations!  more goodness …

Working Titles (Giveaway at the bottom!)

Working Titles (Giveaway at the bottom!)

Three of Jane Austen’s novels were originally called First Impressions, Elinor and Marianne and Susan. Even if one didn’t know this before now, it’s not hard to connect the first two titles to Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Northanger Abbey must have been completely rewritten to have been Susan first, unless Mrs. Allen… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Another View of Point of View” Christmas Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Another View of Point of View” Christmas Giveaway

Summer Hanford and Renata McMann have two fabulous Christmas short stories to share with our merry band of JAFF enthusiasts. Austen Authors is happy to announce that Lynley Cannon and Laura Capio will receive a Kindle version of Epiphany with Tea, while Glynis and Anita P will receive a Kindle version of Miss Bingley’s Christmas. Congratulations, Ladies. Please… more goodness …

Another View of Point of View and a Christmas Giveaway!

Another View of Point of View and a Christmas Giveaway!

Announcing two new Christmas short stories, with a Giveaway! (Giveaway details are at the bottom of the post) Summer wrote about her viewpoint on point of view and I would like to contribute mine. Jane Austen rarely entered Mr. Darcy’s mind, but devotes a full paragraph to it shortly before Elizabeth and Jane are to… more goodness …