Category Archives: Writing & Publishing

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 …

Caroline’s Love Potion

Caroline’s Love Potion

There is a difference between fan fiction and Austenesque fiction. Fan fiction assumes the readers know the original work. The story below is fan fiction. Too much happens in too short a story for someone unfamiliar with the original to follow. It also makes several unusual assumptions, such as Wickham being a man of honor…… more goodness …

Bringing Life to Lydia Bennet in the Time of the Wardrobe + a Giveaway

Bringing Life to Lydia Bennet in the Time of the Wardrobe + a Giveaway

The arc of the Bennet Wardrobe is long. Book One of The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Journey raises the curtain in 1691. We last saw Mary and her husband Edward Benton in 2013…322 years later. Other principals also have moved about the timeline: Kitty to 1886 while her parents, Thomas and Fanny, translated to 1947.… more goodness …

Anticipating the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Bet” on September 23 with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Anticipating the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Bet” on September 23 with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Back in April, I introduced you to my latest Austen-inspired novel, which will release on September 23. Preorder for Mr. Darcy’s Bet will begin next week. Grab it while you can, for it will be only $0.99 for the preorder and for one week of regular sales on Amazon before the price will jump. It… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway

    Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of the Summer Quarterly Giveaway. If your name appears below… Contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. READ THROUGH ALL THE NAMES IN RED FOR THERE ARE MANY WINNERS!!!  2. If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email address for the prize delivery is… more goodness …