Category Archives: Regency

The End is Near!

The End is Near!

All authors go through their own distinct process to bring a fully-flowered novel to fruition. Some folks are quickly able to lay their plot against the background. Others…like me…stumble around, researching, sketching, writing, editing until they have it “just so.” I am not suggesting that one path is better than the other…only different. Yet, I… more goodness …

The Man Who Brought Turkeys to England + A Sneak Peek at “In Want of a Wife,” My Latest JAFF Story

The Man Who Brought Turkeys to England + A Sneak Peek at “In Want of a Wife,” My Latest JAFF Story

Later this month in the U.S., we will be all about the turkey and fixings and football and preparing for Black Friday sales, but in the U.K., turkeys are a more traditional dish for Christmas. Why might you ask? We can blame that particular fact on one William Strickland, a 16th Century navigator and explorer,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Browns’s “Assessing Mr. Darcy” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Browns’s “Assessing Mr. Darcy” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “Assessing Mr. Darcy” Giveaway. Heather Schlecht Hill will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s Assessing Mr. Darcy. Congratulations, Heather. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes must be claimed within… more goodness …

The Letters and Diaries of Henrietta Liston, a Regency Lady with an Extraordinary Life

The Letters and Diaries of Henrietta Liston, a Regency Lady with an Extraordinary Life

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a meeting of the Jane Austen Society of the United Kingdom – Scottish Branch, featuring a fascinating talk by Dora Petherbridge, curator, at the National Library of Scotland. The subject of Ms Petherbridge’s lecture was Henrietta Liston, a keen diarist and letter writer, a contemporary of Jane… more goodness …

London Run Riot: The Overt Politics of Austen’s Gothic Romp

London Run Riot: The Overt Politics of Austen’s Gothic Romp

During Jane Austen’s life and beyond, England was beset with constant internal strife—labor protests, political riots, and military mutinies. These came as the result of falling wages–caused by increasing mill automation–high-priced food, and the harsh conditions and poor pay of military life. From the mid-1790s through the end of Austen’s life, a major insurrection would… more goodness …

It’s Halloween so Bring on the Horror Movie Genre! Let’s talk movie origins and Phantasmagoria.

It’s Halloween so Bring on the Horror Movie Genre! Let’s talk movie origins and Phantasmagoria.

Tomorrow is Halloween, as I suspect everyone in the United States is aware. I know the “holiday” isn’t as popular in other parts of the world, at least not in the same way, but here it is a huge event. Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween. I’m much fonder of Christmas and… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “An Upcoming Storytelling Journey” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “An Upcoming Storytelling Journey” Giveaway

Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “An Upcoming Storytelling Journey” Giveaway. TLeighF will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s newest boxed set When the Right Love Comes Along, which includes Miss Elizabeth Bennet and By Reason, by Reflection, by Everything. Congratulations, Tobin. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Darcy’s Eavesdropping” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Darcy’s Eavesdropping” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “Darcy’s Eavesdropping” Giveaway. Lynn char and susannebarrett will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton‘s Darcy Overhears. 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 must be claimed within 72 hours… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Releases, and Chaos, and Giveaways, Oh My!” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Releases, and Chaos, and Giveaways, Oh My!” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Releases, and Chaos, and Giveaways, Oh My!” Giveaway. Ms. Jeffers became more generous than she first intended. These ladies all won an eBook copy of Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way: Luthien84, Chelsea, Carole in Canada, Glynis Whitehead, and Linda Hoppe. This… more goodness …

Darcy’s eavesdropping, and I’m giving books away!

Darcy’s eavesdropping, and I’m giving books away!

It’s that time again … I have completed another novel. 🙂 This one is called Darcy Overhears. It is 43,038 words and 216 printed pages of awesomeness, if I do say so myself. <3 ~~~***~~~ This story began as a tiny “what if.” What if Darcy overheard something about Elizabeth? It wasn’t much to go… more goodness …