Category Archives: Regency

Inheritance and the Need for a Widow’s Pension in Jane Austen’s Novels

Inheritance and the Need for a Widow’s Pension in Jane Austen’s Novels

By Jane Austen’s time, primogeniture was no longer the law of the land, but it remained a strongly entrenched custom of inheritance proceedings. Breaking apart large landholdings were frowned upon. An impoverished aristocracy, whose wealth rested in the agricultural realm, would lead to total chaos in the countryside or so it was assumed. The practice… more goodness …

Last Pieces Come Together in Austen Puzzle

Last Pieces Come Together in Austen Puzzle

Stepping back 200 years, what we see in Jane Austen’s personal life are tantalizing hints of relationships but primarily obfuscation about any possible romances from 1802, when she was 26, until her retirement to Chawton Cottage with the other Austen women in 1809. As described in my last two blogs, Jane had one boyfriend, Tom… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Coming Around Again” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Coming Around Again” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Coming Around Again” Giveaway. MBresticker  will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s Hearts Bound Together As One. Miriam, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [According to Austen Authors’ stated giveaway rules, all prizes must be claimed within… more goodness …

Notes From The Bennet Wardrobe Universe

Notes From The Bennet Wardrobe Universe

The Bennet Wardrobe is an alternative history in the Jane Austen Universe. While the characters are familiar, I have endeavored to provide each of them with an opportunity to grow into three-dimensional personalities, although not necessarily in the Regency period. If they were shaped or stifled by the conventions of the time, the Wardrobe helped… more goodness …

Pride and Prejudice 1940 Trivia Challenge

Pride and Prejudice 1940 Trivia Challenge

The Pride and Prejudice 1940 Trivia Challenge is unique in that many of the Austen Authors readers may have never even seen this adaptation. The drama that went on behind the scenes is as fascinating as the film. See how you do on the Trivia Challenge Quiz, and then check your answers while you relax.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Revenants: Returning from the Dead” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Revenants: Returning from the Dead” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Revenants: Returning from the Dead” Giveaway. Deanna Flaman, Carla Penaloza, and Lynn Char will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s paranormal Pride and Prejudice vagary, Vampire Darcy’s Desire. Ladies, please contact Regina, who serves as our site’s Giveaway Coordinator at jeffersregina@gmail.com. Congratulations!… more goodness …

Fighting with Caroline Bingley, and a giveaway

Fighting with Caroline Bingley, and a giveaway

I did it! I finished a series!  The Darcy Marriage Series Book 3 has been available for sale for a couple weeks. Called Caroline’s Censure, excerpts of it were posted on my blog for a few weeks, and it was posted in rough draft form at DarcyandLizzy. It tells the tale of Caroline Bingley’s attempt… more goodness …

A Writing Table Fit for Jane Austen, a Guest Post from Laurie Benson

A Writing Table Fit for Jane Austen, a Guest Post from Laurie Benson

A Writing Table Fit for Jane Austen First, thank you for having me on Austen Authors. Since I collect antiques, I thought I’d share one with your readers that might have appealed to Jane Austen. It’s my Georgian era writing desk. I confess, while it’s in my home and I adore it, the Georgian writing table… more goodness …