Category Archives: Research

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 …

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 …

Keeping It Short, Sweet, and Satisfying

Keeping It Short, Sweet, and Satisfying

Recently, I read two short stories from a collection I had picked up in the Kindle store. Both were romances, and both were from different romance sub-genres. For the curious, neither was Jane Austen Fan Fiction. And sadly, neither left me feeling completely satisfied. Now, before anyone starts the “Well, of course, they weren’t satisfying.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era” Giveaway. These ladies have already received an eBook of one of the books in the Twins’ Trilogy: Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep, The Earl Claims His Comfort or Lady Chandler’s Sister. The winners are: Carylkane, Venette… more goodness …

Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era + an Excerpt and Giveaway from “Lady Chandler’s Sister: Book 3 of the Twins’ Trilogy”

Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era + an Excerpt and Giveaway from “Lady Chandler’s Sister: Book 3 of the Twins’ Trilogy”

I have left my Austen bonnet at home today, but I have kept my Regency one. Today, I would like to introduce you to my latest release, Lady Chandler’s Sister. This is book three of my Twins’ Trilogy. I know many of you were kind to read and review both Angel Comes to the Devil’s… more goodness …

“A little sea-bathing would set me up for ever.”

“A little sea-bathing would set me up for ever.”

As you are reading this blog, I am digging my toes in the sand and soaking up the sun in sunny Mexico. I live in Canada and having just gone through a long, snowy winter, I truly appreciate the hot days, the beautiful sun and the gorgeous ocean here in Mexico. There is something so… more goodness …

Coffeehouses, Finances, Tom Bertram, and an Angel in Disguise

Coffeehouses, Finances, Tom Bertram, and an Angel in Disguise

There was comfort also in Tom, who gradually regained his health, without regaining the thoughtlessness and selfishness of his previous habits. He was the better forever for his illness. He had suffered, and he had learned to think: two advantages that he had never known before; and the self-reproach arising from the deplorable event in… more goodness …

Tea and the Tea Caddy

Tea and the Tea Caddy

Despite growing up in the UK, I don’t actually like tea very much. I’ll drink it to be polite (with lots of milk and a couple of spoons of sugar) when the only alternative is coffee, which I despise even more, but give me a hot chocolate or a glass of juice or iced water any day. Still,… more goodness …

Jane Austen and the Concept of Accepting a Marriage of Convenience

Jane Austen and the Concept of Accepting a Marriage of Convenience

What hope was there for the dowerless daughters of the middle class during Jane Austen’s lifetime? Such is a topic Austen explored repeatedly in her novels. Elizabeth and Jane Bennet sought men of a like mind, but their lack of fortune limited their exposure to such men. The Dashwood sisters found their choices limited by… more goodness …

The Foils of Jane Austen: Part II – Thomas Bertram

The Foils of Jane Austen: Part II – Thomas Bertram

When you remember the characters of Austen’s “Mansfield Park,” who do you think of first?  It’s kind of a no-brainer.  We all know the story is centered around Fanny Price and her clergyman love, Edmund Bertram. But what pushes Fanny and Edmund’s moral and sensible personas to the forefront? The supporting characters present a cavalcade… more goodness …