Category Archives: Jane Austen

Jane Austen Adaptations: My Fantasy Cast (I)

Jane Austen Adaptations: My Fantasy Cast (I)

The latest film adaptation of a Jane Austen novel, the unfinished Sanditon, will air very soon. No doubt, a crucial element to ensure its success will be the cast. So far, in the short trailer at least, the choice of actors looks promising. Unfortunately that is not always the case, and casting mistakes often abound… more goodness …

Would Darcy Sink or Swim?

Would Darcy Sink or Swim?

Recently I came across the meme below and I was shocked. So shocked, in fact, that I gasped. What’s that you say? You gasped too? OK, but perhaps not for the same reason. 🙂 While many a female heart has fluttered at the sight of Colin Firth/Fitwilliam Darcy in a wet shirt, I was shocked… more goodness …

The Mistress of the House, OR: What Lizzy Did At Pemberley

The Mistress of the House, OR: What Lizzy Did At Pemberley

What Elizabeth Bennet’s life would have been like once she became Mrs. Darcy of Pemberley is the subject of a good many Austen variations out there, and it’s been something I’ve been considering recently as I work on Anne de Bourgh’s Diary, a story which commences on the day of Elizabeth and Darcy’s wedding. Though… more goodness …

A Jane Austen Time Line

A Jane Austen Time Line

1764-The Reverend George Austen marries Cassandra Leigh. They take up residence at Deane Parsonage in Hampshire. 1765 (to 1819) – Brother James was born. Like his sister, James had literary aspirations, but he never knew even the success than Jane could claim. “Often thought by the family to be the “literary one” (see his poem on Sense… more goodness …

Excerpt and Giveaway for the Audiobook of When Jane Got Angry

Excerpt and Giveaway for the Audiobook of When Jane Got Angry

I’ve always wondered what would have happened in Pride and Prejudice if Jane Bennet had been a little more proactive—particularly when she was in London and Miss Bingley was concealing her presence from her brother. After all, things might have gone quite differently if Jane had taken matters into her own hands. That is the… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Bronwen Chisholm’s “Mrs. Collins’ Lover” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Bronwen Chisholm’s “Mrs. Collins’ Lover” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Bronwen Chisholm‘s “Mrs. Collins’ Lover” Giveaway. Vanessa Thompson McBride receive an eBook copy of Ms. Chisholm‘s Mrs. Collins’ Lover. Congratulations, Vanessa. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes must… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Some Summer Fun” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Some Summer Fun” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “Some Summer Fun” Giveaway. Chelsea will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s boxed set of Dash of Darcy and Companions Cottage Collection 2. Congratulations, Chelsea. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules… more goodness …

The Wives of Highbury, Part III

The Wives of Highbury, Part III

Eleanor Bates sat in an empty corner of the courtyard at Highbury.   She was at last able to escape all the wedding guests, none of whom she wished to speak with.   Having to smile and curtsey and try to make conversation was terrifying for her.  She was happiest alone in her room with her books… more goodness …

“It was a delightful visit;—perfect, in being much too short.” – Emma, Chapter Thirteen

“It was a delightful visit;—perfect, in being much too short.” – Emma, Chapter Thirteen

I’ve long loved travel. It’s a passion my parents sort of had to force on me, but once it took hold, I was hooked. Journeys, even short ones, have a remarkable ability to change your perceptions, even of those things most familiar and dear. I had a startling reminder of this while traveling with my… more goodness …