Category Archives: Jane Austen

Comparing Regency Tea Time to Victorian

Comparing Regency Tea Time to Victorian

If you follow my blog, you know that I began what was intended to be a short story in which Darcy and Lizzy don’t meet until they’re in their 50’s. The story has grown out of the short story category and into the novelette one. By the time it’s finished, it may end up being… more goodness …

Georgette Heyer, Queen of the Regency Genre

Georgette Heyer, Queen of the Regency Genre

Over the years I’ve heard Georgette Heyer’s name come up in lots of different places, usually in a highly complimentary way: “This story is so good, it reminds me of one of Georgette Heyer’s!” Or, “This sounds like a plot in a Georgette Heyer novel!” It was always assumed that I knew exactly who Georgette… more goodness …

Poll Results: A Clear Winner and an Extract!

Poll Results: A Clear Winner and an Extract!

Last month, I asked which of three Austen variation WIPs (Works In Progress) I should focus my energies on. While there were votes for all three, and comments expressing decided opinions, there was also a clear winner. In some ways I was hoping you all WOULDN’T pick A Loss At Longbourn, because it’s the story… more goodness …

Water in My #Austenesque World + a Giveaway of “In Plain Sight”

Water in My #Austenesque World + a Giveaway of “In Plain Sight”

A smell of damp wafts through many of the pivotal scenes and plot mobilizers in my #Austenesque stories. My wife (or as Horace Rumpole would say about Hilda “She who must be obeyed) has offered that is frequently because I am ‘all wet.’ My father, who often despaired of me ever being ready to launch… more goodness …

Leave Austen Alone (or Not!!)

Leave Austen Alone (or Not!!)

When I posted the second installment of my series “The Wives of Highbury,” which is a prequel to Austen’s “Emma,” I got a lot of positive comments.  But as anyone that writes knows, you have to expect that some people are not going to like your work, for whatever reason.  But I have to admit,… more goodness …

Celebrating the Upcoming Release of “The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Celebrating the Upcoming Release of “The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst” + Excerpt + Giveaway

My story, “The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst,” is part of the Regency anthology, Secrets and Soirees, being released 1 July 2020. The story is heavily influenced by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Courtship of Miles Standish.” Many of the characters names, for example, derive from the poem. However, in Longfellow’s narrative, John Alden speaks to Priscilla… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Hypothetically Married Audiobook” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Hypothetically Married Audiobook” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford‘s “Hypothetically Married Audiobook” Giveaway. Barb Thompson, wendyessenburg, Mary Todd, and Karen O’Callaghan will each receive an audiobook of Ms. McMann and Ms. Hanford‘s Hypothetically Married. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Unfailing Love: Beauty Amid the Bleakness” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Unfailing Love: Beauty Amid the Bleakness” Giveaway

        Austen Authors is honored to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “Unfailing Love: Beauty Amid the Bleakness” Giveaway.  Teresa Norbraten will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s His Irreplaceable Belle. Congratulations, Teresa. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Most Ardently, Most Unknowingly in Love” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Most Ardently, Most Unknowingly in Love” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Most Ardently, Most Unknowingly in Love” Giveaway. Michelle Fidler will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s Most Ardently, Most Unknowingly in Love, which arrives in June. In the meantime, the winner will be awarded an eBook edition of either A… more goodness …

June birthday blessings to Harriet Smith, Robert Martin, et al.

June birthday blessings to Harriet Smith, Robert Martin, et al.

Gloria Lavern Collins was born June 12, 1948. Listen to the song. Lyn Collins may be an unfamiliar name to many, but chances are you’ve heard her music. It’s sampling gold. My little girl turned nine on Wednesday! I can’t believe my baby is so big! She’s becoming quite the book lover, to my immense… more goodness …

Frankenstein Coming to Austenland

Frankenstein Coming to Austenland

News alert from Bath: Frankenstein is coming to Austenland. No, I’m not talking about another mashup between a Jane Austen novel and a horror thriller but rather about plans afoot in the city of Bath to create a museum honoring Mary Shelley’s creation. Casting about on the internet while researching Jane Austen, I often find… more goodness …