Category Archives: Jane Austen

In Search of Mrs. Woodhouse

In Search of Mrs. Woodhouse

If you have read my previous blogs posts, you will know I have an interest in developing Jane Austen’s minor and more obscure characters.  I’ve enjoyed writing about Mrs. Dashwood, Mrs. Croft, Thomas Bertram and others.   But one character that has always piqued my imagination is Mrs. Woodhouse, mother of Emma. This is a challenge. … more goodness …

Mirrors of the Mind, Part One

Mirrors of the Mind, Part One

His countenance, voice, and manner had established him at once in the possession of every virtue. She tried to recollect some instance of goodness, some distinguished trait of integrity or benevolence, that might rescue him from the attacks of Mr. Darcy; or at least, by the predominance of virtue, atone for those casual errors, under… more goodness …

Pop Quiz for All You Students Suffering Spring Fever

Pop Quiz for All You Students Suffering Spring Fever

Today brings a little fun and games in celebration of spring. (It comes late to the high desert in Oregon. Our trees are just now in bloom. See the dogwood by the headline.) Today’s blog features a quiz on a variety of Jane Austen topics. There’s no rhyme or reason to topics or order. The… more goodness …

Regency Dances

Regency Dances

The other day I read some information about Regency dancing. Some of it was rather fascinating. I love the names of some of the dances. And there is a bit more to it than I realized: etiquette, dress, 40 million different dances, and practical considerations such as men leaving their swords at the door. hehehe… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Look, the Smell, the Feel” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Look, the Smell, the Feel” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “The Look, the Smell, the Feel” Giveaway. Jenny Solis will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s With a Love Like This. Congratulations, Jenny. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on… more goodness …

Mothers Know Best

Mothers Know Best

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I want to take this opportunity to say Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely moms out there. I also think that in honour of Mother’s Day, it is only fitting that we talk about the most embarrassing and most memorable mother in Austen’s novels, Mrs. Bennet. She is arguably… more goodness …

Crafting a Cover

Crafting a Cover

A few months ago, I listed my projects for the next two years. As normally occurs, a wrench was thrown in the works and I spent the next month in a haze, unable to think clearly, let alone write. But that has passed, time moves on, and I am approaching my first deadline (rather adjusted… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (1981)

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (1981)

Austen adaptations from the 1970s and ’80s are a fascinating study. The interior shots are invariably done in sets with lighting that creates inappropriate shadows–bad photoshops have made me particularly sensitive to those–and the production values tend to be a bit laxer all around. I speculate that the people who created these period series had… more goodness …