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Surprising Pre-Regency Era Inventions

Surprising Pre-Regency Era Inventions

As all historical novelists are aware, even though writing fiction with “creative license” as an important aspect of the story telling, we must be careful with facts. This begins with diligently researching the historical period in which our stories are set, but also researching all the previous eras. Accuracy in history is critical, not just… more goodness …

Strange Pets in History, or Support Animals gone too far!

Strange Pets in History, or Support Animals gone too far!

We have all seen the stories of bizarre so-called “support animals” brought (or attempted to be brought) onto airplanes or into public places such as restaurants. A rapid Google search yields dozens of reports and photos of reptiles including snakes, potbellied pigs, assorted birds (ducks and turkeys seem popular), miniature horses, kangaroos, various rodents, monkeys,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Sharon Lathan’s “Another Giveaway!” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Sharon Lathan’s “Another Giveaway!” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is privileged to announce the winners of Sharon Lathan‘s “Another Giveaway!” Giveaway. AnitaP, foreverHis, and Ashley Wentworth will each receive her choice of either a print or an eBook copy of Ms. Lathan‘s Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at… more goodness …

Sharon Lathan with ANOTHER Anniversary! +a GIVEAWAY!

Sharon Lathan with ANOTHER Anniversary! +a GIVEAWAY!

Last month for my turn here on Austen Authors I celebrated our FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a retrospective of our journey as a group blog, loads of remarkable statistics, and a loud round of applause for all of our authors (past and present). If anyone missed that post, please pause here and click over! Share… more goodness …

Austen Authors: A Retrospective & An Anniversary

Austen Authors: A Retrospective & An Anniversary

Once Upon a Time . . .  while visiting a magical land inhabited by fairytale princesses and a peppy talking mouse, an ambitious and inspired concept was hatched by authors of a relatively new romance sub-genre: Jane Austen literary fiction. The idea was fairly simple conceptually. How about creating a group blog for published authors… more goodness …

Have Yourselves a Merry Little Christmas, from all of us at Austen Authors

Have Yourselves a Merry Little Christmas, from all of us at Austen Authors

I am a sucker for great quotes. Whether serious, inspirational, poetic, literary, humorous, or cheeky, there are so many great people who have said or written wonderful Christmas sentiments. So to hopefully get y’all more in the mood for the holiday, read on and enjoy! One of the most glorious messes in the world is… more goodness …

Time for Thanksgiving Trivia!

Time for Thanksgiving Trivia!

My apologies to our non-American visitors to Austen Authors, but here in the United States of America, we are smack in the middle of a BIG holiday week impossible to ignore. Personally, Thanksgiving has always been my second favorite holiday after Christmas. As a relatively simple holiday primarily involving food, and maybe football, but little… more goodness …

SPOOKTACULAR Autumn on Austen Authors!

SPOOKTACULAR Autumn on Austen Authors!

I suppose there is no longer any way to deny that autumn is firmly entrenched (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and that we are solidly into the Halloween/Harvest Time/Thanksgiving season. Unless you walk into Walmart or other department stores, that is, where Halloween happened in early September and autumn only lasted a week because… more goodness …

Peak Inside the Typical Regency Era Townhouse

Peak Inside the Typical Regency Era Townhouse

Have you ever wondered about the inside layout of a typical London townhouse? Of course, there were variations in design, size, styling, and decor to these upper-crust neighborhood dwellings. For the wealthy, money was not a huge concern. On the other hand, land was a premium commodity and the narrow, often oddly shaped lots created… more goodness …