Category Archives: Writing & Publishing

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 …

Setting and Social Status in Austen’s Novels

Setting and Social Status in Austen’s Novels

We all are aware that Austen wrote what she knew. Most authors do, except perchance those who write paranormal or science fiction or fantasy (although I would argue that these made-up worlds have similarities to the present day) and to an extent, historical fiction, but even with historical fiction, I often include something that occurred… 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 …

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 …