Category Archives: Austen Characters

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet Longtime Derbyshire Friends of Mr. Darcy

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet Longtime Derbyshire Friends of Mr. Darcy

In my last blog, posted on May 12 and linked below, I began what I intend to be a series delving into the many secondary characters who inhabit the nine novels and one novella comprising The Darcy Saga. With that many novels, there are obviously a huge number of characters! Some characters merely pass through,… more goodness …

Announcing the Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway Prizes

Announcing the Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway Prizes

Welcome to the Austen Authors’ Summer Quarter 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 link can be found on the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE. Giveaway will end at midnight, EDST on August… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Mansfield Park (1983)

Top 10 Goofs in Mansfield Park (1983)

Mansfield Park is easily the most challenging of Austen’s novels to adapt to the screen. The character arc of the quiet and reserved protagonist, Fanny Price, is nuanced and internal. She already owns an “infallible moral compass,” and it is the revelatory arcs of the people around her that give the plot its momentum. It… more goodness …

Outmatched: Characterizing a Crossover

Outmatched: Characterizing a Crossover

Writing JAFF involves a great deal of ‘what-if’ in rebuilding our beloved Austen stories. There are some familiar what-ifs that are tried and true – what if the Netherfield Ball had gone differently, or the Hunsford proposal? What if the supporting cast shone a little brighter, what if the villains were more villainous?  For me,… more goodness …

Reflections Of Inner Truths + a Giveaway

Reflections Of Inner Truths + a Giveaway

While I have been writing for a half-century (reaching back to my high school newspaper days), I have only been involved with fiction since 2015: although many would suggest my decades in advertising well-qualified me to write fiction. This past twelve months have been my most productive thus far: two full novels, one novella, and… more goodness …

Proxy Marriages in the Regency and the Release of “Losing Lizzy” + an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Proxy Marriages in the Regency and the Release of “Losing Lizzy” + an Excerpt + a Giveaway

I have had the concept for “Losing Lizzy” in my head (and occasionally in my dreams) for nearly three years; however, I continued to set the story aside because for it to work, our dear couple had to anticipate their vows. In truth, I am not one who necessarily likes when Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Elizabeth’s Choice” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Elizabeth’s Choice” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winners of Ginna Thomas‘s “Elizabeth’s Choice” Giveaway. Teresa W, deborahanne2, and Ana Zuniga will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Thomas‘s Elizabeth’s Choice. 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 Leenie Brown’s “When Good Intentions Go Bad” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “When Good Intentions Go Bad” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “When Good Intentions Go Bad” Giveaway. SueLein will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s Cherishing Kitty. Congratulations, SueLein. 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 P. O. Dixon’s “The Line Between Love and Infatuation” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Line Between Love and Infatuation” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “The Line Between Love and Infatuation” Giveaway. Satu will receive her choice of either an eBook copy or an audiobook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s Lady Harriette. Congratulations, Satu. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated… more goodness …