Category Archives: Writing & Publishing

Christmas in June!!! Celebrating the Release of “Letters from Home” with an Excerpt and a Giveaway

Christmas in June!!! Celebrating the Release of “Letters from Home” with an Excerpt and a Giveaway

My novella “Letters from Home” was part of the Christmas-themed anthology Christmas Ever After, but that exclusiveness ended on April 16, for Christmas Ever After was a limited-time publication. “Letters from Home” is now available for purchase on Amazon or to read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited. I particularly loved this story for I am… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Almost Like Having Your Cake and Eating It Too” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Almost Like Having Your Cake and Eating It Too” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Almost Like Having Your Cake and Eating It Too” Giveaway. Maria Maderi will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card, courtesy of Ms. Dixon. Congratulations, Maria. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen… more goodness …

Coming Eventually: Wickham’s Hertfordshire Duel

Coming Eventually: Wickham’s Hertfordshire Duel

There are many ways that two authors can work together. For Summer and me, I think of it as having four unequal phases. First, I write a complete story, often around 20,000 words. That makes it a novella, not a novel. For the second phase, Summer rewrites it, sometimes adding whole scenes that were originally… more goodness …

Which Bad Boy is Wrong for You?

Which Bad Boy is Wrong for You?

I’ve been thinking a lot about Jane Austen’s bad boys lately–Wickham, Willoughby, Churchill, et al.–and, as I’ve studied each one, I’m more impressed than ever with Austen’s ability to develop her characters. Each of these male characters brought out the strengths and weaknesses of the main characters in an ingenious manner. The books would not… more goodness …

Announcing Winners of the Austen Authors’ Spring Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing Winners of the Austen Authors’ Spring Quarterly Giveaway

      The Austen Authors are pleased to announce the winners for the Spring 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… more goodness …

The Author’s Confessional: An exploration of personal process

The Author’s Confessional: An exploration of personal process

As many of you may know, my “day job” is college history instructor. This was a later-in-life calling, something which grew from a terrible crisis my family endured in the mid-1980s. After the ground had firmed beneath my feet, I decided that the path which I had been on—advertising—was thin tea. True, advertising did leverage… more goodness …

A Book Release!

A Book Release!

I am so delighted to announce that yesterday my novel, The Printed Letter Bookshop, hit online and in stores. It’s such a delight to get to share it with you here. While it is not an Austen story, as I’m sure you can imagine, my reading of Austen over many years always influences my writing. … more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Look, the Smell, the Feel” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Look, the Smell, the Feel” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “The Look, the Smell, the Feel” Giveaway. Jenny Solis will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s With a Love Like This. Congratulations, Jenny. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on… more goodness …