Category Archives: Jane Austen

Are You Like Me? Do You Need a Little Darcy Right This Very Minute… + a Giveaway

Starting about mid November, I have read a variety of Christmas-themed stories. I privately refer to this time period as “cleansing my palate” for much of what I have committed to read, starting in mid-January. Each year, about that time, I read/judge entries in the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards program. In the past,… more goodness …

Announcing the Prizes for the Winter Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Prizes for the Winter Quarterly Giveaway

  Welcome to Austen Authors’ Winter Giveaway! Check out the wonderful prizes!!! Again, our authors are being quite generous. Although we welcome your comments below, to enter the giveaway, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form! The GIVEAWAY link can be found at the top of the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE. The Winter Quarter Giveaway runs… more goodness …

Gretna Green: Secret Engagements, Elopements and the World’s Most Famous Anvil

Gretna Green: Secret Engagements, Elopements and the World’s Most Famous Anvil

After many years in my “to visit” list, I finally had the chance to make it to Gretna Green recently, as part of a family trip to England. The actual place we stayed at was Gretna, which is right alongside but couldn’t be more different. Whereas Gretna Green conjures images of forbidden romance, runaway brides… more goodness …

Does Henry Tilney Speak of a Modern Riot?

Does Henry Tilney Speak of a Modern Riot?

Last month, this blog covered the confusing conversation between Catherine Morland and Eleanor Tilney in Northanger Abbey, when Catherine is talking about the horrors of a new Gothic novel but Eleanor thinks she’s describing rioters about to descend upon Bath. Henry Tilney sees what’s happening but eggs on the confusion. Finally, he tells Eleanor that… more goodness …

Fall Food

Fall Food

As fall grows colder, I turn to my slow cooker. I think we are hard-wired to slow down, crave warm food and seek cozy spaces in the winter. Perhaps we go into a bit of our own hibernation – after all, we expend a lot of energy in all that summer sunshine. Austen’s books provide… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Fun with Follies” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Fun with Follies” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s “Fun with Follies” Giveaway. Buturot, carylkane, and virginiakohl each received an audiobook of Ms. Owen‘s An Unexpected Turn of Events. Congratulations, Ladies. Ms. Owen has contacted each of the winners and prizes have been distributed previously.    more goodness …

Sarcasm, Humour or Wit?

Sarcasm, Humour or Wit?

According to Merriam-Webster, humour is “the mental faculty of discovering, expressing, or appreciating the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous: the ability to be funny or to be amused by things that are funny,” sarcasm is “a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain,” and wit is “the ability to relate seemingly… more goodness …

A Belated Halloween Story

A Belated Halloween Story

I must beg everyone’s forgiveness. In the last three months I have felt as though I was being drawn and quartered. Commitments to organizations and family upheavals were creating increased difficulties for me to concentrate and put myself fully into my writing. This all came to a head in the last three weeks when I… more goodness …

Clueless (1995) Trivia Challenge

Clueless (1995) Trivia Challenge

I’ve spent the last four weeks wondering how many of our Austen Authors readers were actually inspired to watch (or re-watch) this fun film from last month’s “Goofs” post. Having done so will give you an advantage in the trivia quiz, so kudos to those of you who did. Watching it will help you not… more goodness …