Category Archives: Author Real Life

Austen Authors: A Retrospective & An Anniversary

Austen Authors: A Retrospective & An Anniversary

Once Upon a Time . . .  while visiting a magical land inhabited by fairytale princesses and a peppy talking mouse, an ambitious and inspired concept was hatched by authors of a relatively new romance sub-genre: Jane Austen literary fiction. The idea was fairly simple conceptually. How about creating a group blog for published authors… more goodness …

Characters without Character in Pride and Prejudice

Characters without Character in Pride and Prejudice

If a writer made Darcy behave like Bingley, Elizabeth behave like Jane, Mrs. Bennet behave like Mrs. Gardiner, and Lydia simply behave, it wouldn’t really be a good variation of Pride & Prejudice. Jane Austen created well defined characters. Changing one or two characters is fair, but writers can’t credibly change too many characters without… more goodness …

Mind Reading for Authors and an Excerpt

Mind Reading for Authors and an Excerpt

The new year has arrived, and with it the time-honored tradition of setting resolutions for the coming year. Personally, I’ve never been one for setting resolutions. I’ve always been of the opinion that we should constantly be looking at our lives, our behavior, and trying to correct the things we see in ourselves which are… more goodness …

Resolutions

Resolutions

New Year’s Day: a time during which we, as in the Roman God Janus’ namesake month, look backward at what has been and then forward to, hopefully, apprehend what will (or might) be. #InspiredByAusten authors, in the process of attending to their craft, understand that the relating of interesting stories is only one part of… more goodness …

Announcing Regina Jeffers’s Annual “Twelfth Night Sale” ~ 38 Books ~ Do Not Miss It!!! December 26 – January 5!

Announcing Regina Jeffers’s Annual “Twelfth Night Sale” ~ 38 Books ~ Do Not Miss It!!! December 26 – January 5!

In case you have not noticed, thirty-eight of my titles are on sale for my annual Twelfth Night Sale! The sale runs from December 26, 2019, to January 5, 2020.  Fill up your eReaders!!!! For the books for which I own the rights, all books will be between $0.99 and $1.75. There are Austen-inspired titles,… more goodness …

Christmas Stories Old and New

Christmas Stories Old and New

Most people have their Christmas traditions. It could involve going to church, being with family, volunteering to work the Christmas shift while others celebrate, eating a sumptuous meal, going out for Chinese, exchanging presents, decorating traditionally, or enjoying seasonal music. For writers, one traditional thing to prepare for the season is to write a Christmas… more goodness …

Christmas Traditions and Wishes

Christmas Traditions and Wishes

With the Christmas season approaching, I thought I would start out by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. While I do not like winter and I hate snow and cold in equal measure, it has always seemed to me that the spirit of Christmas… more goodness …

A book FINALLY finished, with a giveaway and a cover reveal

A book FINALLY finished, with a giveaway and a cover reveal

I did it. I finally finished Darcy’s Predicament. The third time was the charm, and I am so very excited to be able to tell you this. I have done two other posts about this story. Each time, it was flowing well, but each time, the words suddenly stopped. I picked the story up again… more goodness …

Austen Audiobooks – a FREE short read (listen!)

Austen Audiobooks – a FREE short read (listen!)

Taking a break from Regency recipes this month, I want to pick the brains of the readers of this blog who enjoy audiobooks. Now, audiobooks are something I’ve never been able to get to grips with. I’m a speed reader and the delivery speed of audiobooks is too slow for me even on double speed;… more goodness …