Category Archives: Holidays

A Double Feature of Two Christmas Pride and Prejudice Variations

A Double Feature of Two Christmas Pride and Prejudice Variations

I’ll admit it. This year I started playing Christmas music in my car before Thanksgiving. And I’m not ashamed of it. 🙂  I justified it by observing that it’s a short Christmas season this year (since Thanksgiving is late). But now that Thanksgiving is past, I am throwing myself in earnest into holiday preparations. I… more goodness …

This and That and a Giveaway

This and That and a Giveaway

I have debated over the last couple of weeks the nature of this post. Christmas? Something else? A mix? I finally decided we have had enough Christmas (at least, I have, for my decorations are up, presents wrapped, and the anticipation is waning). Something else was not possible as my brain is filled with two… more goodness …

Giving Thanks with Austen

Giving Thanks with Austen

With my regularly scheduled blog appearing this year on Thanksgiving, I wondered whether there was any formal giving of thanks in Jane Austen’s work. The November U.S. holiday has spread to most of the Americas. The English have a more general harvest-related tradition of providing bread and other food to the poor, often through the… more goodness …

Time for Thanksgiving Trivia!

Time for Thanksgiving Trivia!

My apologies to our non-American visitors to Austen Authors, but here in the United States of America, we are smack in the middle of a BIG holiday week impossible to ignore. Personally, Thanksgiving has always been my second favorite holiday after Christmas. As a relatively simple holiday primarily involving food, and maybe football, but little… more goodness …

Announcing ReReleases of Old Time Favorites + a Giveaway

Announcing ReReleases of Old Time Favorites + a Giveaway

Those of you who have followed my troubles with Facebook for the rereleases of my earliest novels, those printed by Ulysses Press, will be happy to know there is a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. I have finally received a letter from Ulysses presenting me back the rights to all my books… more goodness …

Räbeliechtli, Jane Austen Style

Räbeliechtli, Jane Austen Style

While the last hurrahs of Halloween echo through the weekend, my family and I will be participating in a much older autumnal tradition, one more akin to the harvest festivals of millennia ago than the community-wide, candy-fueled masquerade we indulge in today. Tomorrow evening, all the school children will gather at the top of the… more goodness …

SPOOKTACULAR Autumn on Austen Authors!

SPOOKTACULAR Autumn on Austen Authors!

I suppose there is no longer any way to deny that autumn is firmly entrenched (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and that we are solidly into the Halloween/Harvest Time/Thanksgiving season. Unless you walk into Walmart or other department stores, that is, where Halloween happened in early September and autumn only lasted a week because… more goodness …

Down the Rabbit Hole with Darcy

Down the Rabbit Hole with Darcy

What a great weekend when we get two holidays in one happy package! A beautiful Easter and Passover to all who celebrate either or both (like me). This time of year has actually become rather difficult since moving overseas. I’m more homesick over these holidays than any others, and it doesn’t help that they keep… more goodness …

Happy Valentine’s Day + Giveaway! +

Happy Valentine’s Day + Giveaway! +

Hello Everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day! That’s right, it’s Valentine’s Day. A day all about romance and love, which means you’re in the perfect place. To me, romance goes hand in hand with poetry. So, here is my favorite romantic poem. (At least, to me it’s romantic. I’ve heard other interpretations, but I like my romantic… more goodness …

Let’s Have a Frost Fair!

Let’s Have a Frost Fair!

Here in Calgary, Canada, we’ve been pretty lucky this winter. Though we had some snow and cold in November and early December, since then it’s been largely mild temperatures and very little snow. That’s certainly welcome if you hate shoveling the white stuff off your driveway! Unfortunately, winter has caught up with us, leading to… more goodness …