Category Archives: Variation

A Gentleman’s Gentleman

A Gentleman’s Gentleman

  Valets and maids played an integral part in the dynamics of the household during the Regency era. Often times, a lady’s maid knew more about her than her closest relatives or even her husband. And I’d like to think that despite their hierarchical differences, a gentleman and his valet would have to have a… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Anticipating the Release of ‘In Want of a Wife'” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Anticipating the Release of ‘In Want of a Wife'” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Anticipating the Release of ‘In Want of a Wife’” Giveaway. Leah Pruett, Debbie Fortin, Alexandra Rivers, Alecia, and susannebarrett will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s In Want of a Wife. Congratulations, Ladies. Arrangements have been made with each winner to claim her prize… more goodness …

Anticipating the Release of “In Want of A Wife” + a Giveaway

Anticipating the Release of “In Want of A Wife” + a Giveaway

  Back in late November, a story was bouncing around in my head, and as any good Muse does, my inner voice kept telling me I needed to write this one. As many of you know, my Pride and Prejudice vagaries generally stay as close to canon as I can get them. Even my vampiric… more goodness …

The Foils of Jane Austen – Part I

The Foils of Jane Austen – Part I

The question of why we love Jane Austen so much has been pondered by many a scholar and reader over the past 200 years.   But if you ask ten people this question, you will surely get ten different answers. Some would say the plots are what they like best.  Others read and admire Austen for… more goodness …

Pride and Prejudice Variations – How Special?

Pride and Prejudice Variations – How Special?

About six years ago, I found my first Pride and Prejudice variation. Now I had read Austen’s Pride and Prejudice when in High School, but I enjoyed other books more: science fiction, Agatha Christi’s mysteries, and The Black Stallion series, and other horse books. However, when I found a couple of Abigail Reynolds P&P variations,… more goodness …

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

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

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “Coming Together” Giveaway. Susan V. Brewer will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card. (Because the gift card will be sent directly from Amazon.com, the winner must be able to redeem the gift card on Amazon.com. Alternatively, the winner may claim an ebook edition of an eligible… more goodness …

The Engagement of Fitzwilliam Darcy & Anne de Bourgh

The Engagement of Fitzwilliam Darcy & Anne de Bourgh

This post is, primarily, about the “tacit engagement” between Fitzwilliam Darcy and Anne de Bourgh, but also about our role as authors. Before discussing the latter, I wish to speculate on the former, but before discussing the nature of that engagement, there is another question to be considered. How old is Anne de Bourgh? It… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay for this 1995 Jane Austen adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. It is one of my favorite Austen film productions, so please don’t take this list to be proof of anything other than my love of all things Austen. I will concede that a few of the items in this list… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Snow in Hertfordshire” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Snow in Hertfordshire” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “Snow in Hertfordshire” Giveaway. ForeverHis and Randi Chance will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton‘s Merry Christmas, Mr. Darcy. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “The Why-ness of Being” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “The Why-ness of Being” Giveaway

          Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Don Jacobson‘s “The Why-ness of Being” Giveaway. Christina Morland will receive an eBook copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s The Avenger: Thomas Bennet and a Father’s Lament. Congratulations, Christina. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “Darcy and Deception: Spies and Sea Bathing” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “Darcy and Deception: Spies and Sea Bathing” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Victoria Kincaid‘s “Darcy and Deception: Spies and Sea Bathing” Giveaway. Talia Sommer will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Kincaid‘s Darcy and Deception. 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 …

Snow in Hertfordshire and a Giveaway

Snow in Hertfordshire and a Giveaway

Many of you will remember that last year, I shared how difficult Christmas has been for me for many years. I wrote a Christmas book last year, and it was the first one I had done, though I had written a short story a couple of years earlier that became part of Promises Kept. I’m… more goodness …

The Darcy Inquisition (with apologies to Monty Python)

The Darcy Inquisition (with apologies to Monty Python)

The essence of writing fanfiction, whether Austen or otherwise, is finding gaps in the narrative where we can extrapolate or re-interpret the story to fit our own needs. Whether this is a prequel, a continuation or a variation, an author is always looking for those little chinks in a story to wedge our creative minds… more goodness …