Category Archives: Research

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Water in My #Austenesque World” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Water in My #Austenesque World” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “Water in My #Austenesque World” Giveaway. pedmisson will receive an eBook copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s In Plain Sight. Congratulations. 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… more goodness …

Comparing Regency Tea Time to Victorian

Comparing Regency Tea Time to Victorian

If you follow my blog, you know that I began what was intended to be a short story in which Darcy and Lizzy don’t meet until they’re in their 50’s. The story has grown out of the short story category and into the novelette one. By the time it’s finished, it may end up being… more goodness …

Georgette Heyer, Queen of the Regency Genre

Georgette Heyer, Queen of the Regency Genre

Over the years I’ve heard Georgette Heyer’s name come up in lots of different places, usually in a highly complimentary way: “This story is so good, it reminds me of one of Georgette Heyer’s!” Or, “This sounds like a plot in a Georgette Heyer novel!” It was always assumed that I knew exactly who Georgette… more goodness …

Celebrating the Upcoming Release of “The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Celebrating the Upcoming Release of “The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst” + Excerpt + Giveaway

My story, “The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst,” is part of the Regency anthology, Secrets and Soirees, being released 1 July 2020. The story is heavily influenced by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Courtship of Miles Standish.” Many of the characters names, for example, derive from the poem. However, in Longfellow’s narrative, John Alden speaks to Priscilla… more goodness …

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet Longtime Derbyshire Friends of Mr. Darcy

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet Longtime Derbyshire Friends of Mr. Darcy

In my last blog, posted on May 12 and linked below, I began what I intend to be a series delving into the many secondary characters who inhabit the nine novels and one novella comprising The Darcy Saga. With that many novels, there are obviously a huge number of characters! Some characters merely pass through,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Jayne Bamber’s “Outmatched: Characterizing a Crossover” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Jayne Bamber’s “Outmatched: Characterizing a Crossover” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Jayne Bamberr‘s “Outmatched: Characterizing a Crossover” Giveaway. Michelle H, Lynn Char, and Jane Burke will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Babmber‘s Outmatched. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Don Jacobson’s “Reflections of Inner Truth” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Don Jacobson’s “Reflections of Inner Truth” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is excited to announce the winners of Don Jacobson‘s “Reflections of Inner Truth” Giveaway. Robin G and Jenni Langford will each receive an audiobook copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s The Pilgrim: Lydia Bennet and a Soldier’s Return. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to… more goodness …

Reflections Of Inner Truths + a Giveaway

Reflections Of Inner Truths + a Giveaway

While I have been writing for a half-century (reaching back to my high school newspaper days), I have only been involved with fiction since 2015: although many would suggest my decades in advertising well-qualified me to write fiction. This past twelve months have been my most productive thus far: two full novels, one novella, and… more goodness …

Proxy Marriages in the Regency and the Release of “Losing Lizzy” + an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Proxy Marriages in the Regency and the Release of “Losing Lizzy” + an Excerpt + a Giveaway

I have had the concept for “Losing Lizzy” in my head (and occasionally in my dreams) for nearly three years; however, I continued to set the story aside because for it to work, our dear couple had to anticipate their vows. In truth, I am not one who necessarily likes when Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth… more goodness …