Category Archives: Austen Characters

The Words which Laid the Book Title’s Foundation

The Words which Laid the Book Title’s Foundation

Some time ago, I wrote about how I am often inspired by Jane Austen quotes as well as my tendency to include them as the epigraph in my stories. I also have another practice I enjoy and that’s bolstering the titles of my books with pivotal scenes. In fact, I am always happiest when I… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy” Giveaway. evamedmonds, Charlene Capodice, and Delores Erwin will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy. Congratulations, Ladies. Check your emails, prizes have been sent out from Amazon. [I feared a power outage for I am… more goodness …

Freud and Writing Austenesque Fiction

Freud and Writing Austenesque Fiction

Consider any of the Canonical books. Miss Austen does not always offer much data about the social environment present in the Regency. She rarely addresses the great questions of the day: with the exception of offering evidence that Tom Bertram’s time in the West Indies left him scarred and damaged. (I have always chosen to… more goodness …

The Rame Peninsula, One of the Settings for “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way” + Giveaway

The Rame Peninsula, One of the Settings for “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way” + Giveaway

In writing Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way, I wanted the Bennet ladies to end up in an area more remote than Hertfordshire after the death of Mr. Bennet—to be out of their element. I wanted them not to be close to either Bingley or Darcy—to be in a place where they would… 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 …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “All He Wanted Was a Kiss” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “All He Wanted Was a Kiss” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is delighted to announce the winners of Leenie Brown‘s “All He Wanted Was a Kiss” Giveaway. Chelsea will each receive an eBook bundle from Ms. Brown, which includes an eBook copy of both Henry: To Prove Himself Worthy and Charles: To Discover His Purpose. Congratulations, Chelsea. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Changing the Look of Things” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Changing the Look of Things” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Changing the Look of Things” Giveaway. Cheryl Kepler will each receive a print copy of Ms. Dixon‘s By Reason, by Reflection, by Everything. Congratulations, Cheryl! Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. In your response, include your… more goodness …

Sickness and Ill-health in Jane Austen’s Novels (I)

Sickness and Ill-health in Jane Austen’s Novels (I)

Regency society was obsessed with infirmity. Letters from the period are peppered with references to health or the lack thereof, a worry shared by much of the population. In a world with no antibiotics and no real notion of sterilisation or basic hygiene, the most minor concussions, cuts and colds had the potential to take… more goodness …

Books vs. Movies

Books vs. Movies

  It’s a fraught subject, I know. I can’t believe I’m even bringing up as it might be as divisive as politics these days… I’m kidding — Nothing is as contentious as books vs. movies. 😉 But it’s relevant to me right now, as I’m straddling between the two. Presently I’m beginning a deep dive… more goodness …

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Autumn Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Autumn Quarterly Giveaway

Welcome to Austen Authors’ Autumn Giveaway! Check out the wonderful prizes!!! Again, our authors are being quite generous. Although we welcome your comments below, to enter the giveaway, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form! The GIVEAWAY link can be found at the top of the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE. The Autumn Quarter Giveaway runs from… more goodness …