Category Archives: Holidays

Too Soon for a Christmas Story? Absolutely Not!

Too Soon for a Christmas Story? Absolutely Not!

In the United States, once the Thanksgiving holiday is over, the Christmas season “officially” begins. I put the “officially” in quotes because most stores these days start stocking their shelves and sending advertisements long before late November. I’ve seen Christmas decor sitting beside Halloween items — an unfathomable concept just a few years ago —… more goodness …

Releases, and Chaos, and GIVEAWAYS, Oh, My!!!!

Releases, and Chaos, and GIVEAWAYS, Oh, My!!!!

  NEXT MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, I have a new Regency release. This release marks the end of five weeks of releases and a bit of chaos, which began on September 8. Permit me to explain, beginning with this upcoming anthology’s release. What began as a project from writers of the Beau Monde, the Regency-based chapter… more goodness …

A Twisted Austen Halloween

A Twisted Austen Halloween

We are approaching that time of year when I insist on overtaxing myself by writing a story that few will read and might prove detrimental to my career. Yes, it’s Twisted Austen, my annual event conceived in the spirit of Halloween but which really just serves to infuriate and confuse my fellow Janeites. That’s not being… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in “Emma” (2009)

Top 10 Goofs in “Emma” (2009)

Today’s post was planned to be about the 1997 Kate Beckinsale version, but technology can be fickle and thanks to a DVD player that picked a decidedly inconvenient time to malfunction, I opted for plan B – a version of Emma that I could stream. The four-episode 2009 BBC adaptation of Emma, with Romola Garai in… more goodness …

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 …