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Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in 61 Haiku (1,037 Syllables!), a guest post from James Gaynor

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in 61 Haiku (1,037 Syllables!), a guest post from James Gaynor

Emily Dickinson once famously remarked that if she felt as though the top of her head were taken off, she knew she was reading poetry. And who hasn’t read “It is a truth universally acknowledged, …” and felt our heads explode? In my work as a poet, I’ve long been fascinated by memorable opening and… more goodness …

Cold-blood, Hot-blood, Thoroughbred . . . Do you know your Regency horses? A mini-primer by Sharon Lathan

Cold-blood, Hot-blood, Thoroughbred . . . Do you know your Regency horses? A mini-primer by Sharon Lathan

In the 1997 Disney live-action movie George of the Jungle, there is a hilarious scene of George (Brendan Fraser) running alongside a frisky horse, his shirt open and sculpted chest gleaming. Along the fence stands Jane with several other women, the ladies practically drooling as their mesmerized eyes follow the gorgeously frolicking George. The humor… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Sharon Lathan’s “2018 Calendar” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Sharon Lathan’s “2018 Calendar” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Sharon Lathan‘s “An Awesome 2018 Calendar, Movie Trivia & Guessing Game” Giveaway. Samantha Clark, Marilyn, and Anita Belanger will receive the 2018 Calendar created by Janet Taylor of JT Originals. Ladies, please email Sharon Lathan at sharon.lathan@gmail.com to claim your prize. Be sure to include your mailing address! Your copy of “Besotted:… more goodness …

An Awesome 2018 Calendar, Movie Trivia & Guessing Game, + GIVEAWAY!

An Awesome 2018 Calendar, Movie Trivia & Guessing Game, + GIVEAWAY!

I am very excited to dedicate this blog to the amazing 2018 calendar created by Janet Taylor of JT Originals. This year, as in the previous handful of years, Janet has designed a fabulous product that any fan of Jane Austen fan-fiction and period romances MUST have. For 2018, the theme is “Besotted: Embracing Love in… more goodness …

Was YOUR Christmas a MERRY One? Tell us all about it!

Was YOUR Christmas a MERRY One? Tell us all about it!

Let us keep the spirit of Christmas alive for another day, or perhaps even more! The tree no longer has wrapped presents underneath and is undoubtedly dry as a bone, but I presume it and the holiday decorations remain in place, serving as visual reminders of the holiday joy and family celebrations so recently passed.… more goodness …

Silhouettes: An Alternative Portraiture with a Dark History (pun intended)

Silhouettes: An Alternative Portraiture with a Dark History (pun intended)

For hundreds of years, until the invention of the camera, the only way to quickly and cheaply immortalize a loved one was through a shade, also referred to as a shadow portrait. As opposed to more decorative and expensive forms of portraiture like painting or sculpture, a shade was a simple and inexpensive alternative. Early artisans could copy… more goodness …

Happy Halloween 2017 from the Austen Authors! Trick or Treat Trivia Time.

Happy Halloween 2017 from the Austen Authors! Trick or Treat Trivia Time.

Halloween origins are a jumbled bag from all over the place. In most cases pinning an exact history to any particular custom is a shot in the dark. The truth is that few (if any) of our contemporary holidays popped up fully formed. Rather, they were created slowly over time and added to along the way.… more goodness …