Category Archives: Writing & Publishing

Announcing the Winners of Victoria Kincaid’s “Double Excerpts and Double Audiobooks” Giveawy

Announcing the Winners of Victoria Kincaid’s “Double Excerpts and Double Audiobooks” Giveawy

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Victoria Kincaid‘s “Double Excerpts and Double Audiobooks” Giveaway. Linny B will receive an audiobook of Ms. Kincaid‘s President Darcy, while charlene capodice will receive an audiobook of The Unforgettable Mr. Darcy. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize.… more goodness …

“A little sea-bathing would set me up for ever.”

“A little sea-bathing would set me up for ever.”

As you are reading this blog, I am digging my toes in the sand and soaking up the sun in sunny Mexico. I live in Canada and having just gone through a long, snowy winter, I truly appreciate the hot days, the beautiful sun and the gorgeous ocean here in Mexico. There is something so… more goodness …

Coffeehouses, Finances, Tom Bertram, and an Angel in Disguise

Coffeehouses, Finances, Tom Bertram, and an Angel in Disguise

There was comfort also in Tom, who gradually regained his health, without regaining the thoughtlessness and selfishness of his previous habits. He was the better forever for his illness. He had suffered, and he had learned to think: two advantages that he had never known before; and the self-reproach arising from the deplorable event in… more goodness …

Jane Austen and the Concept of Accepting a Marriage of Convenience

Jane Austen and the Concept of Accepting a Marriage of Convenience

What hope was there for the dowerless daughters of the middle class during Jane Austen’s lifetime? Such is a topic Austen explored repeatedly in her novels. Elizabeth and Jane Bennet sought men of a like mind, but their lack of fortune limited their exposure to such men. The Dashwood sisters found their choices limited by… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Summer Hanford’s “Happy Valentine’s Day” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Summer Hanford’s “Happy Valentine’s Day” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Summer Hanford’s “Happy Valentine’s Day” Giveaway. evamedmonds and Kate Geoffrion will each get her choice of two of the following four eBooks: Love, Letters and Lies – The Long Road to Longbourn – The Archaeologist’s Daughter – The Duke’s Widow.  Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator,… more goodness …

The Foils of Jane Austen: Part II – Thomas Bertram

The Foils of Jane Austen: Part II – Thomas Bertram

When you remember the characters of Austen’s “Mansfield Park,” who do you think of first?  It’s kind of a no-brainer.  We all know the story is centered around Fanny Price and her clergyman love, Edmund Bertram. But what pushes Fanny and Edmund’s moral and sensible personas to the forefront? The supporting characters present a cavalcade… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Together in Perfect Felicity” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Together in Perfect Felicity” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Together in Perfect Felicity” Giveaway. Cheryl Kepler will each receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card from Ms. Dixon. [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… more goodness …

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 …