Category Archives: Writing & Publishing

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Autumn Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Autumn Quarterly Giveaway

The Austen Authors are pleased to announce the winners for the Autumn Quarterly Giveaway. Congratulations!!!! If your name appears below: (1) contact Regina Jeffers (Giveaway Coordinator) at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. READ THROUGH ALL THE NAMES FOR THERE ARE MANY WINNERS!!! Winners names are in RED.  (2) If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email address for the… more goodness …

A sense of history

A sense of history

Jane Austen’s novels are loved today, in part, for the sense of history they evoke; those elegant drawing rooms and the graceful life-style of Regency ladies within them – such a far cry from our stressed and utilitarian, tech-driven world. The erudite conversation. The courtly, restrained attentions of well-dressed gentlemen – the suppressed passion of… more goodness …

Where are The Men?

Where are The Men?

I am in quite a quandary. I have been looking at how we as authors can grow the base of readership for #Austenesque and #NorthandSouth variations. The chart below asks persons which genres they read regularly. Female and male respondents tended to follow each other closely…or at least vary within expectations. Women do tend to… more goodness …

Announcing ReReleases of Old Time Favorites + a Giveaway

Announcing ReReleases of Old Time Favorites + a Giveaway

Those of you who have followed my troubles with Facebook for the rereleases of my earliest novels, those printed by Ulysses Press, will be happy to know there is a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. I have finally received a letter from Ulysses presenting me back the rights to all my books… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Will There Be Trouble?” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Will There Be Trouble?” Giveaway

          Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “Will There Be Trouble?” Giveaway. Vanessa McBride will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s Addie: To Wager Her Fortune. Congratulations. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on… more goodness …

A Book Club for Jane Austen’s Novels, Part 1: Sense and Sensibility

A Book Club for Jane Austen’s Novels, Part 1: Sense and Sensibility

I live in a retirement community where the connecting buildings house over a thousand residents. The management encourages us to start clubs or activities. I started a club devoted to reading Jane Austen’s novels. Although I want the discussion to be able to go in any direction, as long as it is about the novels,… more goodness …

Breaking our Characters to Make Them Whole + a Giveaway

Breaking our Characters to Make Them Whole + a Giveaway

As an author, I struggle to be certain that the work rings with a truth, an authenticity, that creates a story which offers readers an engaging experience rooted in a believable reality. Even if that world is entire made of fairy-dust, employs time travel, and sees other fictional characters traversing its pages. Consider that Tolkien… more goodness …

Not JAFF, But TWO Regency Releases in October + Excerpts + a Double Giveaway

Not JAFF, But TWO Regency Releases in October + Excerpts + a Double Giveaway

This calendar year has been a busy one for me, with seven releases. I will be glad for the holidays to have some time to “regroup.” This month, alone, I will releasing two Regency stories.  On October 31, THE HEARTLESS EARL arrives. It is a Regency romantic suspense and will be book 1 of a… more goodness …