Category Archives: Holidays

A Valentine for Jane

A Valentine for Jane

The origins of Valentine’s Day is not entirely clear since there are, apparently, three saints named Valentine. Most people, if they know anything at all about its history, associate the day with the third century priest who helped Christians escape from Roman prisons. According to one legend, this particular Valentine fell in love with his… more goodness …

Sweetheart’s Day, a Guest Post from Virginia Kohl

Sweetheart’s Day, a Guest Post from Virginia Kohl

I fell in love with the Regency era as a young girl. In addition to Jane Austen’s beloved novels, I was introduced to the period by a collection of Valentine’s Day themed stories. This book still has a special place on my bookshelf to be re-read during the month that celebrates true love.    Valentine’s… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Regina Jeffers’s “Double Your Pleasure in Austen Film Adaptations!” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Regina Jeffers’s “Double Your Pleasure in Austen Film Adaptations!” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Regina Jeffers‘s “Double Your Pleasure in Austen Film Adaptations!” Giveaway. Lynn char will receive a fabulous 2018 “Besotted” calendar, designed by Janet Taylor Originals. Lynn, please contact Regina at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Be certain to add your mailing address to the email response. Congratulations!… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Birthday, Season of Giving, and Chawton House Library

Jane Austen’s Birthday, Season of Giving, and Chawton House Library

  We’re coming to the end of the year commemorating the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, but I prefer to celebrate the great author’s birth. While the month of July marked her death, the month of December (specifically the 16th) marks her 242nd birthday. This celebration falls in the middle of the Christmas season,… more goodness …

Was YOUR Christmas a MERRY One? Tell us all about it!

Was YOUR Christmas a MERRY One? Tell us all about it!

Let us keep the spirit of Christmas alive for another day, or perhaps even more! The tree no longer has wrapped presents underneath and is undoubtedly dry as a bone, but I presume it and the holiday decorations remain in place, serving as visual reminders of the holiday joy and family celebrations so recently passed.… more goodness …

A Happy Christmas Excerpt and Giveaway!

Christmas is almost upon us! I’m sure many readers and authors here on Austen Authors celebrate the holiday, while others have different celebrations and traditions. No matter what festivities we enjoy, the holiday season is usually full of family. Sometimes that’s great; sometimes not so much. In my holiday JAFF, Pemberley Park – The Twelve Days… more goodness …

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 …