Category Archives: Writing & Publishing

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 …

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 …