Category Archives: Writing & Publishing

When your marriage dates don’t work out …

When your marriage dates don’t work out …

I’m writing a Christmas story for my blog, and thought it would be a great idea to have Darcy and Elizabeth marry on Christmas Eve. I was reminded by some friends about Holy Days in the church, and that marriages are restricted on certain days. That led me down quite the rabbit hole of research.… more goodness …

The End is Near!

The End is Near!

All authors go through their own distinct process to bring a fully-flowered novel to fruition. Some folks are quickly able to lay their plot against the background. Others…like me…stumble around, researching, sketching, writing, editing until they have it “just so.” I am not suggesting that one path is better than the other…only different. Yet, I… more goodness …

The Man Who Brought Turkeys to England + A Sneak Peek at “In Want of a Wife,” My Latest JAFF Story

The Man Who Brought Turkeys to England + A Sneak Peek at “In Want of a Wife,” My Latest JAFF Story

Later this month in the U.S., we will be all about the turkey and fixings and football and preparing for Black Friday sales, but in the U.K., turkeys are a more traditional dish for Christmas. Why might you ask? We can blame that particular fact on one William Strickland, a 16th Century navigator and explorer,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Browns’s “Assessing Mr. Darcy” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Browns’s “Assessing Mr. Darcy” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “Assessing Mr. Darcy” Giveaway. Heather Schlecht Hill will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s Assessing Mr. Darcy. Congratulations, Heather. 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 be claimed within… more goodness …

NaNoWriMo 2018: Tales of Less Pride and Prejudice

NaNoWriMo 2018: Tales of Less Pride and Prejudice

My project for NaNoWriMo this year is aptly named, as I’m having to confront my own pride and prejudices amidst the dawning the realization that I am in way over my head. In light of these reflections, I’ve decided to permit myself to “lose” this year, the sixth in which I’ve participated. Some years I’ve… more goodness …

Darcy’s eavesdropping, and I’m giving books away!

Darcy’s eavesdropping, and I’m giving books away!

It’s that time again … I have completed another novel. 🙂 This one is called Darcy Overhears. It is 43,038 words and 216 printed pages of awesomeness, if I do say so myself. <3 ~~~***~~~ This story began as a tiny “what if.” What if Darcy overheard something about Elizabeth? It wasn’t much to go… more goodness …

Releases, and Chaos, and GIVEAWAYS, Oh, My!!!!

Releases, and Chaos, and GIVEAWAYS, Oh, My!!!!

  NEXT MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, I have a new Regency release. This release marks the end of five weeks of releases and a bit of chaos, which began on September 8. Permit me to explain, beginning with this upcoming anthology’s release. What began as a project from writers of the Beau Monde, the Regency-based chapter… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Summer Hanford’s “Regency Romance Audio Book” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Summer Hanford’s “Regency Romance Audio Book” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Summer Hanford‘s “Regency Romance Audio Book” Giveaway. Andrea Stoeckel, Debra Guyette and Beverly Laude will each have her choice of an audio book of either The Archaeologist’s Daughter, A Lord’s Kiss, or Ladies Always Shoot First from Ms. Hanford. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator,… more goodness …

A Twisted Austen Halloween

A Twisted Austen Halloween

We are approaching that time of year when I insist on overtaxing myself by writing a story that few will read and might prove detrimental to my career. Yes, it’s Twisted Austen, my annual event conceived in the spirit of Halloween but which really just serves to infuriate and confuse my fellow Janeites. That’s not being… more goodness …