Category Archives: Author Real Life

Altered States: Challenges of Time Shifted Canonical Characters

Altered States: Challenges of Time Shifted Canonical Characters

Austenesque authors have, in recent years, begun to explore taking the classic characters and extracting them from their Regency worlds to insert them into (usually) modern environments. T’is neither my place nor my inclination to assess whether these variations from tradition are appropriate or not. Of course, considering that I am in the midst of… more goodness …

Releases, and Chaos, and GIVEAWAYS, Oh, My!!!!

Releases, and Chaos, and GIVEAWAYS, Oh, My!!!!

  NEXT MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, I have a new Regency release. This release marks the end of five weeks of releases and a bit of chaos, which began on September 8. Permit me to explain, beginning with this upcoming anthology’s release. What began as a project from writers of the Beau Monde, the Regency-based chapter… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Summer Hanford’s “Regency Romance Audio Book” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Summer Hanford’s “Regency Romance Audio Book” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Summer Hanford‘s “Regency Romance Audio Book” Giveaway. Andrea Stoeckel, Debra Guyette and Beverly Laude will each have her choice of an audio book of either The Archaeologist’s Daughter, A Lord’s Kiss, or Ladies Always Shoot First from Ms. Hanford. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator,… more goodness …

A Twisted Austen Halloween

A Twisted Austen Halloween

We are approaching that time of year when I insist on overtaxing myself by writing a story that few will read and might prove detrimental to my career. Yes, it’s Twisted Austen, my annual event conceived in the spirit of Halloween but which really just serves to infuriate and confuse my fellow Janeites. That’s not being… more goodness …

Regency Romance Audio Book + Giveaway!

Regency Romance Audio Book + Giveaway!

Lately, as in since April, I’ve been rather scatterbrained. I’ve blamed this unfortunate condition on the following (see picture): As you can see, this fuzzy monster is nearly grown up. He’s eight months old now and has calmed down considerably and learned a lot. Do we still have work to do? Definitely! Does he daily… more goodness …

Stories, Stories, Stories, and Research

Stories, Stories, Stories, and Research

Once upon a time, about three months ago, I marked today as the day when I wanted to have a particular book ready to publish. Often, I hit my mark on or near the bullseye. However, this time, my arrow has flown far afield from the target, and I am not ready to publish a… more goodness …

We Are Speaking of Music! a Guest Post from Jennifer Redlarczyk + a Giveaway

We Are Speaking of Music! a Guest Post from Jennifer Redlarczyk + a Giveaway

We are Speaking of Music! “What is that you are saying, Fitzwilliam? What is it you are talking of? What are you telling Miss Bennet? Let me hear what it is.” “We are speaking of music, Madam,” said he, when no longer able to avoid a reply. “Of music! Then pray speak aloud. It is… more goodness …

LoveYa!

LoveYa!

I Love You~ The three most powerful words in the English language. And how cleverly Jane Austen used them. In Darcy’s first botched proposal: “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” Our darling… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Writing Desk

Jane Austen’s Writing Desk

I thought for a long time about what I should say in this month’s post.  After a few hours of race-watching (it was a postponed race, so I was watching on Monday instead of Sunday) and bouncing several ideas around in my mind, I decided to go with something writing-related. Suddenly, I thought about our… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy” Giveaway. evamedmonds, Charlene Capodice, and Delores Erwin will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy. Congratulations, Ladies. Check your emails, prizes have been sent out from Amazon. [I feared a power outage for I am… more goodness …

The Importance of Audiobooks (and a Giveaway)

The Importance of Audiobooks (and a Giveaway)

I’ve been particularly thrilled this year to start offering audiobooks of my novels. Audible and Amazon are offering audio versions of The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy to the Rescue. An audio version of Pride and Proposals will be available within a week or so, and audio versions of Christmas at Darcy… more goodness …