Category Archives: Austen Characters

The Engagement of Fitzwilliam Darcy & Anne de Bourgh

The Engagement of Fitzwilliam Darcy & Anne de Bourgh

This post is, primarily, about the “tacit engagement” between Fitzwilliam Darcy and Anne de Bourgh, but also about our role as authors. Before discussing the latter, I wish to speculate on the former, but before discussing the nature of that engagement, there is another question to be considered. How old is Anne de Bourgh? It… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Snow in Hertfordshire” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Snow in Hertfordshire” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “Snow in Hertfordshire” Giveaway. ForeverHis and Randi Chance will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton‘s Merry Christmas, Mr. Darcy. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “The Why-ness of Being” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “The Why-ness of Being” Giveaway

          Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Don Jacobson‘s “The Why-ness of Being” Giveaway. Christina Morland will receive an eBook copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s The Avenger: Thomas Bennet and a Father’s Lament. Congratulations, Christina. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “Darcy and Deception: Spies and Sea Bathing” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “Darcy and Deception: Spies and Sea Bathing” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Victoria Kincaid‘s “Darcy and Deception: Spies and Sea Bathing” Giveaway. Talia Sommer will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Kincaid‘s Darcy and Deception. Congratulations. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes must… more goodness …

Was Jane Austen (Gasp!) Wrong About Entails?

Was Jane Austen (Gasp!) Wrong About Entails?

There are certain historical inaccuracies which often pop up in Pride and Prejudice variations which catch my eye when I come across them, mostly because I tend to find them annoying. No one is perfect—I certainly do not get everything right. But with the awesome power of the internet, we, as authors, should be able… more goodness …

Snow in Hertfordshire and a Giveaway

Snow in Hertfordshire and a Giveaway

Many of you will remember that last year, I shared how difficult Christmas has been for me for many years. I wrote a Christmas book last year, and it was the first one I had done, though I had written a short story a couple of years earlier that became part of Promises Kept. I’m… more goodness …

The Darcy Inquisition (with apologies to Monty Python)

The Darcy Inquisition (with apologies to Monty Python)

The essence of writing fanfiction, whether Austen or otherwise, is finding gaps in the narrative where we can extrapolate or re-interpret the story to fit our own needs. Whether this is a prequel, a continuation or a variation, an author is always looking for those little chinks in a story to wedge our creative minds… more goodness …

The Why-ness of Being + a Giveaway

The Why-ness of Being + a Giveaway

Early on in my affair with the Canon, I became rather angry. Well, perhaps ‘angry’ is not the correct word: perhaps dissatisfied is a better fit. You see, I tend to “read” a book (modifying Mortimer Adler’s approach) three times. The first is to enjoy the story: to sort of glide along the surface, being… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Love, Letters, and Lies” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Love, Letters, and Lies” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Love, Letters, and Lies” Giveaway. Rosanna K and taswmom will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. McMann and Ms. Hanford ‘s Love, Letters, and Lies. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Gaieties Which That Season Brings Giveaway”

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Gaieties Which That Season Brings Giveaway”

        Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “The Gaieties Which That Season Brings” Giveaway. Tashia Jennings will each receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card. (Because the gift card will be sent directly from Amazon.com, the winner must be able to redeem the gift card on Amazon.com. Alternatively, the winner… more goodness …

Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley and an Excerpt

Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley and an Excerpt

I love a good Jane Austen Fan Fiction, whether they are sequels, variations, alternate universe, modern era – I can safely say I adore all the good ones. When I heard about the play Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley appearing on stage a few years ago, I wondered if the people who put it on,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “Christmas at Darcy House” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “Christmas at Darcy House” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winners of Victoria Kincaid‘s “Christmas at Darcy House” Giveaway. STEFANIE will each receive an Audiobook copy of Ms. Kincaid‘s Christmas at Darcy House. Congratulations, Stefanie. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes must… more goodness …