Category Archives: Research

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 …

Fanny Burney: Writer of Her Times

Fanny Burney: Writer of Her Times

Fanny Burney was the female writer before and during Jane Austen’s life. Both in popularity and literary regard, she stood astride the Regency era as the Colossus stood astride the harbor of Rhodes. She published her first novel, Evelina, when Jane Austen was three years old, hit her publishing peak as Jane was beginning her… more goodness …

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

          Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “Darcy’s Uneasy Betrothal” Giveaway. J. W. Garrett and Michelle H will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton‘s Darcy’s Uneasy Betrothal. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway… more goodness …

Mansfield Park (2007) Trivia Challenge

Mansfield Park (2007) Trivia Challenge

In the 2007 ITV television adaptation of Mansfield Park, Fanny Price is punished for rejecting Henry Crawford, not with a trip to Portsmouth as in canon, but with social isolation. Being an introvert myself, my initial opinion of this was that Fanny, an introvert, would not be particularly troubled by this. Left behind for three… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Reflections and a Reveal” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Reflections and a Reveal” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s “Reflections and a Reveal” Giveaway. Lydia McAvinchey, Vesper, and Michaela Dorningel will each receive a print copy of Ms. Owen‘s Margaret of Milton. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. In your email include a mailing… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Who Are the Bingley Sisters?” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Who Are the Bingley Sisters?” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “Who Are the Bingley Sisters?” Giveaway. Pam Hunter, Charlene, and Leslie W will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Thomas‘s Darcy Vs Bingley. Congratulations, Ladies. You may choose the American Edition or British Edition with British spelling. Those in the United… more goodness …

When is it Elizabeth? When is it Lizzy?

When is it Elizabeth? When is it Lizzy?

My most recent novel, In Plain Sight, is in the formatting stage as I write this. We have moved through the agony…and the joy…of editing. I commented to some of my friends just how excited I was to graduate from self-publishing to having my work brought out by a publisher. It was invigorating! It reminded… more goodness …

Surprising Pre-Regency Era Inventions

Surprising Pre-Regency Era Inventions

As all historical novelists are aware, even though writing fiction with “creative license” as an important aspect of the story telling, we must be careful with facts. This begins with diligently researching the historical period in which our stories are set, but also researching all the previous eras. Accuracy in history is critical, not just… more goodness …