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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 …

How Well Do You Know Regency Fashion?

How Well Do You Know Regency Fashion?

Are YOU a Regency Era fashionista? Do you know a reticule from a parasol? Are pantaloons and chemisettes both undergarments? And what is with all those hats!? For today I thought a visual guessing game would be fun. Test your knowledge of fashion accessories for ladies, entering your answers and/or thoughts in the comments section.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Sharon Lathan’s “Charades: A Parlour Game with a History” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Sharon Lathan’s “Charades: A Parlour Game with a History” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Sharon Lathan‘s “Charades: A Parlour Game with a History” giveaway as part of her Darcy and Elizabeth: Hope of the Future BLOG TOUR celebration. Several brave souls tested their riddling skills on the eight Regency Era charades I posted. I was very impressed! Before I announce… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Sharon Lathan’s release celebration of Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future

Announcing the Winners of Sharon Lathan’s release celebration of Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Sharon Lathan‘s giveaway for the release celebration of Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future. Robin Ramirez and Mary Herbers will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Lathan‘s latest release, AND Chelsea Hallenbeck and Diane Thompson will receive a paperback version signed by the author. Yeah!… more goodness …

Sharon Lathan celebrates Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future! Excerpts + a GIVEAWAY!

Sharon Lathan celebrates Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future! Excerpts + a GIVEAWAY!

The day has finally arrived! Or, I should say, the week has finally arrived, as it always takes a while for the various formats and marketplaces to catch up with the publishing schedule. But, for all intents, DARCY AND ELIZABETH: HOPE OF THE FUTURE, my far-too-long awaited novel is now available. Whee!!! Time to pop… more goodness …

Sharon Lathan has typed THE END on Hope of the Future. News + Excerpt

Sharon Lathan has typed THE END on Hope of the Future. News + Excerpt

On Sunday, at approximately 1:30 in the afternoon, I typed those words which every author yearns to do. THE END. Even though we know that a ton of work is ahead of us, the satisfaction of typing THE END is deeply felt. It is a milestone! For me, it has been over three years since… more goodness …

French Revolution Émigrés in England, a guest blog from Lona Manning

French Revolution Émigrés in England, a guest blog from Lona Manning

It is our delight to welcome Lona Manning, author of A Contrary Wind, a variation on Mansfield Park. Lona’s extensive research on the French Revolution is for our benefit today. Please welcome Lona to Austen Authors!   French Revolution Émigrés in England by Lona Manning   Thank you for this opportunity to guest post on… more goodness …

This Season of Cinema Remakes is Strangely Familiar

This Season of Cinema Remakes is Strangely Familiar

As everyone surely knows, the summer months are the “blockbuster” season when it comes to cinema. Historically, most of the big popcorn movies are released in May, June, and July. This year is no exception. What is unique, versus recent years, are the number of remakes/sequels/revamps/etc. on the list. So far 2017 has welcomed the… more goodness …

There IS hope for “Hope of the Future” after all!

There IS hope for “Hope of the Future” after all!

Over three years ago, in March of 2014 to be precise, I published Darcy and Elizabeth: A Season of Courtship, my “prequel to the sequel” novel. Why I had decided to write into the past, as it were, after writing eight huge novels following the newly-married Darcys into the future, was a combination of prompting from… more goodness …