Category Archives: Holidays

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Keeping it Short and Sweet…” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Keeping it Short and Sweet…” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Zoe Burton’s “Keeping it Short and Sweet…” Giveaway. Greer will receive an eBook version of Ms. Burton‘s short novella, Darcy’s Perfect Present, while Maria Maderi will receive a print copy of the same title. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your… more goodness …

Keeping it short and sweet … and giving books away!

Keeping it short and sweet … and giving books away!

This past Autumn, I accomplished two major-to-me things: I “won” NaNoWriMo, and I completed a sweet Christmas story. <3 My NaNo story is now being edited, so talking about that must wait. 😉  Last year, I had a rough Christmas. I have had many of them since 2008, when my mom passed away, but last… more goodness …

Announcing Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

Welcome to Austen Authors Winter 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 on February 18, 2018, so lots of… more goodness …

Jane at Our Table

Jane at Our Table

Obviously, there was no Thanksgiving in Regency England, nor is there now, of course, since it originated with the pilgrims who came to the new world to escape religious persecution, and who celebrated one year of survival (well, certainly not all of them survived, but those who did celebrated), by inviting the native people of… more goodness …

Happy Halloween 2017 from the Austen Authors! Trick or Treat Trivia Time.

Happy Halloween 2017 from the Austen Authors! Trick or Treat Trivia Time.

Halloween origins are a jumbled bag from all over the place. In most cases pinning an exact history to any particular custom is a shot in the dark. The truth is that few (if any) of our contemporary holidays popped up fully formed. Rather, they were created slowly over time and added to along the way.… more goodness …

A Northanger Abbey Halloween

A Northanger Abbey Halloween

I’ve been thinking about Jane Austen and Halloween – two subjects that don’t really go together in spite of the cute pumpkins we see with her cameo painted or carved on them. Jane Austen didn’t write the kind of Gothic horror novels she both made fun of in Northanger Abbey, and hinted that she might enjoy.… more goodness …