Category Archives: Austen Characters

Sifting Through Austen’s Elusive Allusions

Sifting Through Austen’s Elusive Allusions

Excellent researchers have divined many, many references and allusions that Jane Austen makes in her novels and letters. In his various editions of her works, R. W. Chapman lists literary mentions along with real people and places. Deirdre Le Faye’s editions of Austen’s letters include actors, artists, writers, books, poems, medical professionals, and others. Jocelyn… more goodness …

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet the Marchioness of Warrow

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet the Marchioness of Warrow

I am back for the third installment in my series on the many secondary characters within the pages of The Darcy Saga. After nine novels and one novella comprising my continuation of Pride and Prejudice, there are a huge number of characters to choose from so this could potentially be a long-running series! Secondary characters… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Some About the Netherfield Library” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Some About the Netherfield Library” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Something About the Netherfield Library” Giveaway. Rhea will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s Most Ardently, Most Unknowingly in Love. Congratulations, Rhea. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules… more goodness …

Introducing Sweet Possibilities (+ an excerpt and giveaway)

Introducing Sweet Possibilities (+ an excerpt and giveaway)

Today is release day for Matching Mr. Darcy, book one in the Sweet Possibilities series, which is a new collection of stand-alone Darcy and Elizabeth variations that I have planned. I am looking forward to writing this collection because I am combining a couple of things that I love when writing these — Darcy and… more goodness …

Mansfield Park (1983) Trivia Challenge

Mansfield Park (1983) Trivia Challenge

If you were alive in 1983, you probably recognize that other than being filmed on video, it seems that there is no trace of 1983 in this Austen Adaptation, something that can’t be said of many other adaptations of similar vintage. Reviews of Mansfield Park (1983) take note of both it’s historical accuracy and faithfulness… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Water in My #Austenesque World” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Water in My #Austenesque World” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “Water in My #Austenesque World” Giveaway. pedmisson will receive an eBook copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s In Plain Sight. 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 …

Comparing Regency Tea Time to Victorian

Comparing Regency Tea Time to Victorian

If you follow my blog, you know that I began what was intended to be a short story in which Darcy and Lizzy don’t meet until they’re in their 50’s. The story has grown out of the short story category and into the novelette one. By the time it’s finished, it may end up being… more goodness …

Water in My #Austenesque World + a Giveaway of “In Plain Sight”

Water in My #Austenesque World + a Giveaway of “In Plain Sight”

A smell of damp wafts through many of the pivotal scenes and plot mobilizers in my #Austenesque stories. My wife (or as Horace Rumpole would say about Hilda “She who must be obeyed) has offered that is frequently because I am ‘all wet.’ My father, who often despaired of me ever being ready to launch… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Hypothetically Married Audiobook” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Hypothetically Married Audiobook” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford‘s “Hypothetically Married Audiobook” Giveaway. Barb Thompson, wendyessenburg, Mary Todd, and Karen O’Callaghan will each receive an audiobook of Ms. McMann and Ms. Hanford‘s Hypothetically Married. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Most Ardently, Most Unknowingly in Love” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Most Ardently, Most Unknowingly in Love” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Most Ardently, Most Unknowingly in Love” Giveaway. Michelle Fidler will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s Most Ardently, Most Unknowingly in Love, which arrives in June. In the meantime, the winner will be awarded an eBook edition of either A… more goodness …

June birthday blessings to Harriet Smith, Robert Martin, et al.

June birthday blessings to Harriet Smith, Robert Martin, et al.

Gloria Lavern Collins was born June 12, 1948. Listen to the song. Lyn Collins may be an unfamiliar name to many, but chances are you’ve heard her music. It’s sampling gold. My little girl turned nine on Wednesday! I can’t believe my baby is so big! She’s becoming quite the book lover, to my immense… more goodness …