Category Archives: Author Real Life

Ruminations on and a story of Sense and Sensibility

Ruminations on and a story of Sense and Sensibility

It’s so tempting to interpret Sense & Sensibility through the lense of its title, even more so than Pride & Prejudice. Yes, Elizabeth is prejudice and Darcy is proud, but there is some muddling of the lines, whereas Elinor is all sense and Marianne is total sensibility. Furthermore, Austen’s exploration of this polarity fits so… more goodness …

Seeing Fanny Price Through Modern Eyes

Seeing Fanny Price Through Modern Eyes

Until this week, I had seen all of the major film adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels—the theater releases, the BBC series, etc.—except one. I have now completed the sweep by finally watching Patricia Rozema’s 1999 version of Mansfield Park. I missed the movie when it came out. After reading a few reviews and coming across… more goodness …

Bronwen Chisholm’s Debut Post: An Introduction

Bronwen Chisholm’s Debut Post: An Introduction

Hello, Hello, Hello! I cannot express how tickled I am to be making my debut on Austen Authors. Following the example of my fellow new authors to the site, I will take this first blog to introduce myself and my love of everything Austen. Although I grew up surrounded by books, I somehow avoided Jane… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Don Jacobson’s “We Learn Something from Every Review” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Don Jacobson’s “We Learn Something from Every Review” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Don Jacobson‘s “We Learn Something from Every Review” Giveaway. Becky C will receive an autographed print copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s Lessers and Betters, while Vesper will each receive an eBook copy of the same title. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to… more goodness …

Why Not Cats?

Why Not Cats?

Somewhat inspired by Zoe Burton’s post from a couple of weeks ago about the therapy dog in her new JAFF (which sounds great, by the way) I started thinking about cats in Jane Austen. Wait, are there any? There are not, as far as I can tell, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t cats around… more goodness …