Category Archives: Austen Characters

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Spring Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Spring Quarterly Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of the Spring Quarterly Giveaway. If your name appears below… 1. Contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. READ THROUGH ALL THE NAMES IN RED FOR THERE ARE MANY WINNERS!!!  2. If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email address for… more goodness …

We Learn Something From Every Review + a Giveaway

We Learn Something From Every Review + a Giveaway

Being part of the small #Austenesque writers’ community (although one which grows every day), I have observed in myself something which undoubtedly (given the posts and comments I have read) is common from author to author. We all obsess over the reviews of our books. Now, that is nothing new. All we need to do… more goodness …

A Tale of Two Janes

A Tale of Two Janes

  Recently I was re-reading Emma and was struck by the character of Jane Fairfax—how she is held up as this example of feminine virtue and accomplishment, but still remains a mystery. I was trying to think of comparable characters in Austen’s other novels and I hit upon another Jane: Jane Bennet. Like Jane Fairfax, Jane… more goodness …

The Lack of “Reality” in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” ~ Does It Matter? + a Giveaway

The Lack of “Reality” in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” ~ Does It Matter? + a Giveaway

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, we often think of the story as being a depiction of the Regency era. But does it truly speak to the time? If so, would not Elizabeth Bennet be more sensitive to her family’s situation? Our heroine turns down two proposals, both of which would “save” her family. Is… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Eliza Shearer’s “The Making of a Janeite” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Eliza Shearer’s “The Making of a Janeite” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Eliza Shearer‘s “The Making of a Janeite” Giveaway. Sadie Bernal, Mary Campbell, and virginiakohl will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Shearer‘s Miss Darcy’s Beaux. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “A Matchmaking Premise” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “A Matchmaking Premise” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “A Matchmaking Premise” Giveaway. rayvness79 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card, courtesy of Ms. Dixon. The gift card will be awarded via Amazon.com. (If the lucky winner is ineligible to receive a gift card from the Amazon.com online store, a prize of… more goodness …

Announcing Hypothetically Married + Giveaway!

Announcing Hypothetically Married + Giveaway!

Hypothetically, what would a gentleman in Regency times prefer? Let’s assume our gentleman has several children. Would he want one to be wealthy and the others simply not poor, or would he want all of them to have equal wealth? Did he have the luxury of a choice? When having many children was normal, it… more goodness …

Therapy Dogs in Austen?

Therapy Dogs in Austen?

Last year, I wrote a post about dogs. I couldn’t have imagined then that a dog would play a central role in one of my books, but it has. In my current Work-In-Progress, called To Save Elizabeth, Lizzy has a therapy dog, a Great Dane named Brutus. Now, therapy dogs were not a “thing” in… more goodness …