Category Archives: Regency

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Look, the Smell, the Feel” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Look, the Smell, the Feel” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “The Look, the Smell, the Feel” Giveaway. Jenny Solis will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s With a Love Like This. Congratulations, Jenny. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (1981)

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (1981)

Austen adaptations from the 1970s and ’80s are a fascinating study. The interior shots are invariably done in sets with lighting that creates inappropriate shadows–bad photoshops have made me particularly sensitive to those–and the production values tend to be a bit laxer all around. I speculate that the people who created these period series had… more goodness …

Georgiana’s Story – Episode One (and link to a free copy of Sons and Daughters)

Georgiana’s Story – Episode One (and link to a free copy of Sons and Daughters)

When I first submitted Darcy and Fitzwilliam to the publisher about a thousand years ago one of the editor’s first complaints was that the story was too long. She said new writers often can go on and on and on… well, you get the point. She told me that if I could cut about 20,000… more goodness …

Brides, Grooms and Weddings in Jane Austen’s Novels

Brides, Grooms and Weddings in Jane Austen’s Novels

The wedding season is well and truly upon us. I have three weddings this year, two of them in the next few weeks, which has got me thinking about how vow exchanging ceremonies feature in Jane Austen’s novels… The Tradition “It was a very proper wedding. The bride was elegantly dressed; the two bridesmaids were… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “I Am a Writing Machine” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “I Am a Writing Machine” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “I Am a Writing Machine” Giveaway. Katzanne, Chelsea, and Charlene Capodice will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s latest Austen-inspired title, In Want of a Wife. Meanwhile, Luthien84 and Patricia Finnegan will receive an eBook copy of Book 3 of the… more goodness …

The Lyrical Roots of Writing

The Lyrical Roots of Writing

I offer two selections from the redoubtable H.L. Mencken in defense of my thesis. The first is an opening salvo. Who ever heard of a bad autobiography? That is, a bad honest one? I can scarcely imagine it. And, two sentences later still in the same paragraph… (For there is a dreadful fascination with the… more goodness …

I Am a Writing Machine!!!!  Excerpts and a Giveaway or Two

I Am a Writing Machine!!!! Excerpts and a Giveaway or Two

Despite a recent diagnosis of diabetes, my 2019 has been going exceptionally well, and the writing has been flowing out of me, of late. In 2018, I caught the flu, which turned into bronchitis and then into pneumonia. I was down for the count for over two months, which put a definite crimp in my… more goodness …

Survey of Janeites, Thoughts on the Results

Survey of Janeites, Thoughts on the Results

In 2008, the Jane Austen Society of North America took a survey of its membership about Austen’s characters. I’ve come across the results several times. I thought I’d recap them here and offer a few thoughts of my own. Fully one-third of Janeites read three or more of Austen’s books in a year. Eleven percent… more goodness …

Intriguing Historical Fashion Objects

Intriguing Historical Fashion Objects

For this month’s strange objects from history guessing game I am turning to fashion. I am preparing a presentation on Regency fashion for my Romance Writers of America group so a handful of uniquely historic accessories were brought to mind. None of these are too mysterious, so I am betting those who read Austen, JAFF,… more goodness …