Category Archives: Jane Austen

Freebies and Bargain Reads: Entertain Yourself During Quarantine!

Freebies and Bargain Reads: Entertain Yourself During Quarantine!

The world’s a tough place at the moment, and keeping ourselves entertained while in quarantine, isolation, extreme social distancing or (heaven forbid) while in a sickbed is pretty challenging. So I’m doing my part for all JAFF lovers: I’m making The Best of Relations and Mr. Bingley’s Bride free until March 30th, and Infamous Relations… more goodness …

I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me ~ Using “Dance” as a Plot Device in Jane Austen’s Novels

I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me ~ Using “Dance” as a Plot Device in Jane Austen’s Novels

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” (Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 3) During Austen’s time, young people looked for a potential mate at dances. Austen, herself, enjoyed a good dance, and, therefore, she often used dance as part of her plot line. In a 1798 letter to her sister Cassandra,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Two New(ish) Announcements” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Two New(ish) Announcements” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford‘s “Two New(ish) Announcements” Giveaway. Chelsea, Ginna, Luisa1111, and Karen O’Callaghan will each receive her choice of either an eBook copy of Ms. McMann and Ms. Hanford‘s Their Secret Love (OR) an eBook copy of A Dollop of Pride and a Dash of… more goodness …

Experts Weigh In on “Sexless Jane”

Experts Weigh In on “Sexless Jane”

With the opening of the new version of “Emma,” and all the buzz, negative and positive, about the exposure of a certain part of Knightley’s anatomy in the film, there again is focus on what people think of Austen’s creative force, a single lady in Georgian-era England who wrote about seductions, adultery, out-of-wedlock pregnancies and… more goodness …

Who Said It? Gents of Austen Crossword and FREE BOOKS!

Who Said It? Gents of Austen Crossword and FREE BOOKS!

Happy vernal equinox, everybody! It’s officially spring. The seasons plow onward even as we humans grind to a halt, reminding us that life moves forward, and that this moment will soon be behind us. But I have to admit, it doesn’t feel like it’s going to be “soon.” My daughter is out of school until… more goodness …

Jane Austen, Contagions, & the Danger of Doubling

Jane Austen, Contagions, & the Danger of Doubling

It has been so long since a disastrous contagion swept through the Western world that most of us have forgotten how deadly contagious diseases are. The scariest in my lifetime was polio, because the disease could cripple as well as kill. I remember lining up at the local high school with all the other kids… more goodness …

A Case of Opposites’ Attraction

A Case of Opposites’ Attraction

Every time a new movie adaptation of one of Austen’s novels comes out, I am inspired to re-read the novel before watching the movie. This time, with the new 2020 movie adaptation of Emma out in the theatres, I decided to visit the book again. I admit I have always read Emma because of Mr.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Allie Cresswell’s “Austenesque in Many Ways—Except the Frame” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Allie Cresswell’s “Austenesque in Many Ways—Except the Frame” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winner of Allie Cresswell‘s “Austenesque in Many Ways—Except the Frame” Giveaway. Sallianne Hines will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Cresswell‘s The Hoarder’s Widow. Congratulations, Sallianne. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen… more goodness …