Category Archives: Author Real Life

Keeping it short and sweet … and giving books away!

Keeping it short and sweet … and giving books away!

This past Autumn, I accomplished two major-to-me things: I “won” NaNoWriMo, and I completed a sweet Christmas story. <3 My NaNo story is now being edited, so talking about that must wait. 😉  Last year, I had a rough Christmas. I have had many of them since 2008, when my mom passed away, but last… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Alexa Adams’s “Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Alexa Adams’s “Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present” Giveaway

Austen Authors is proud to announce the winners of Alexa Adams‘s “Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present” Giveaway. John Smith will each a special prize package from Ms. Adams that includes an eBook of Alexa‘s latest release, Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present, a set of five handmade Christmas cards, featuring seasonal quotes from Jane Austen’s novels, plus a collection… more goodness …

What Do William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, and a Pride and Prejudice Vagary Have in Common? + a Giveaway

What Do William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, and a Pride and Prejudice Vagary Have in Common? + a Giveaway

  Several months back, I landed upon an idea that has become part of my latest Austen-inspired book. You see, there is this whole faction of people/experts who believe that Francis Bacon and others within Bacon’s circle wrote Shakespeare’s plays. And guess what? Francis Bacon’s home is in the St Albans area of Hertfordshire. Old… more goodness …

Jane at Our Table

Jane at Our Table

Obviously, there was no Thanksgiving in Regency England, nor is there now, of course, since it originated with the pilgrims who came to the new world to escape religious persecution, and who celebrated one year of survival (well, certainly not all of them survived, but those who did celebrated), by inviting the native people of… more goodness …

Austen Fandom vs. Austen Academics, a Guest Post from Melanie Rachel

Austen Fandom vs. Austen Academics, a Guest Post from Melanie Rachel

At the JASNA annual conference last October, I was fortunate enough to meet with a number of JAFF writers and editors. Did I participate in a little fangirling? Well, yes.  During the course of our various discussions, the topic of the divide between the Jane Austen fandom and Jane Austen academics arose, and I’ve been… more goodness …