Category Archives: Author Real Life

Eliza de Feuillide, Jane Austen’s Saucy Cousin and Sister in Marriage

Eliza de Feuillide, Jane Austen’s Saucy Cousin and Sister in Marriage

What do we know of Jane Austen’s cousin, Eliza de Feuillide, other than the fact she became Henry Austen’s wife?                    Austen’s sister in marriage was born in Calcutta, India, on 22 December 1761 to her British parents, Philadelphia Austen (sister of Jane Austen’s father, George) and… more goodness …

Austen Sideroads Yield Interesting Journeys

Austen Sideroads Yield Interesting Journeys

Combing the internet for information on the life and times of Jane Austen sometimes leads to links in which the English author is mentioned in passing or as part of a broader story. More times than not, these side trips become worthwhile journeys of their own. Today we look at some of these online detours… more goodness …

A Glimpse Into the Other World

A Glimpse Into the Other World

Now that my series on spa and seaside resorts is done, I thought I’d reach a little further back into my travels to share something that’s very relevant to my series, which is creeping ever closer to the release of its third book (and as such, this post may contain some mild spoilers on the… more goodness …

Age of Consent to Marry in Jane Austen’s World, or How Could Lydia Bennet Marry So Young? + a Giveaway

Age of Consent to Marry in Jane Austen’s World, or How Could Lydia Bennet Marry So Young? + a Giveaway

During the Regency, despite what some authors may include within the story line, the age of consent for females was twenty-one, not twenty-five as some would lead the reader to believe. Although I do not know from where the idea of the female having a guardian until age 25, what I assume is happening is… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “The Yellow House in Winchester” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Sophie Turner’s “The Yellow House in Winchester” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Sophie Turner‘s “The Yellow House in Winchester” Giveaway. Elizabeth Webb, Raiining, Teresa Broderick, lynn char, and charlene will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Turner‘s restored Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. In Three Volumes. (Annotated and Restored to 1813 Egerton First Edition). Ladies, please contact Regina… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Artificial Intelligence at Longbourn” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Artificial Intelligence at Longbourn” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Artificial Intelligence at Longbourn” Giveaway. Charles Etta Rhodes will receive a $5 Amazon eGift Card from Ms. Dixon. {The gift card will be awarded via Amazon.com. If the lucky winner is ineligible to receive a gift card from the Amazon.com online store, a… more goodness …

A Character I would Like to Include

A Character I would Like to Include

Last year, I spent a little time in Scotland. While I was there, I learned about the Scottish Tobacco Lords of the 1700s. Ever since, they often pop into my mind. The Tobacco Lords were a select group of merchants based in Glasgow. Due to ocean currents and trade winds, Glasgow was a better port… more goodness …