Category Archives: Author Real Life

Setting and Social Status in Austen’s Novels

Setting and Social Status in Austen’s Novels

We all are aware that Austen wrote what she knew. Most authors do, except perchance those who write paranormal or science fiction or fantasy (although I would argue that these made-up worlds have similarities to the present day) and to an extent, historical fiction, but even with historical fiction, I often include something that occurred… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Snow in Hertfordshire” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Snow in Hertfordshire” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “Snow in Hertfordshire” Giveaway. ForeverHis and Randi Chance will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton‘s Merry Christmas, Mr. Darcy. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes… more goodness …

Snow in Hertfordshire and a Giveaway

Snow in Hertfordshire and a Giveaway

Many of you will remember that last year, I shared how difficult Christmas has been for me for many years. I wrote a Christmas book last year, and it was the first one I had done, though I had written a short story a couple of years earlier that became part of Promises Kept. I’m… more goodness …

Presents for Jane, Meant for All of Us

Presents for Jane, Meant for All of Us

Beginning this blog on December 16, the 243rd anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth, and finishing it on December 25, the 2018th anniversary of the birth of that little child of Bethlehem, I find myself in a reflective, seasonable mood. There are many gifts in life, and in Austenia. I hope you enjoy your gifts as… more goodness …

Princess Charlotte and Claremont

Princess Charlotte and Claremont

First things first, is finally published! One of the key themes readers will find during the series is childbirth: maternal mortality rates were high, which gives this strange quality to an impending birth. It might be cause for great happiness, or it might result in the loss of the mother, and/or the child. In A… more goodness …

Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley and an Excerpt

Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley and an Excerpt

I love a good Jane Austen Fan Fiction, whether they are sequels, variations, alternate universe, modern era – I can safely say I adore all the good ones. When I heard about the play Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley appearing on stage a few years ago, I wondered if the people who put it on,… more goodness …

The Little Christmas Story With No Name

The Little Christmas Story With No Name

It’s that time of year again, when we haul boxes out of attic or basement, dump the pile of mouse poop off the tops of them, and pull out all the pretties within to decorate our houses. This year, that has not gone so well for me. LOL It’s a long story, but the short… more goodness …

November to Remember

November to Remember

November always has a way of being my most productive writing month of the year. November also being National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) most likely has something to do with that. I often go weeks, sometimes months, finding myself unable to write a single word, and then along comes November. The words just seem to… more goodness …

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

When this post goes live, I will be sitting on a beach in Mexico on a long-overdue family vacation. Needless to say, we’re all excited, including my nine-year-old, who is bouncing off the walls in anticipation. As I have contemplated what I was going to say this month, the time of year called to me.… more goodness …

NaNoWriMo 2018: Tales of Less Pride and Prejudice

NaNoWriMo 2018: Tales of Less Pride and Prejudice

My project for NaNoWriMo this year is aptly named, as I’m having to confront my own pride and prejudices amidst the dawning the realization that I am in way over my head. In light of these reflections, I’ve decided to permit myself to “lose” this year, the sixth in which I’ve participated. Some years I’ve… more goodness …