Category Archives: Writing & Publishing

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “I Am a Writing Machine” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “I Am a Writing Machine” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “I Am a Writing Machine” Giveaway. Katzanne, Chelsea, and Charlene Capodice will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s latest Austen-inspired title, In Want of a Wife. Meanwhile, Luthien84 and Patricia Finnegan will receive an eBook copy of Book 3 of the… more goodness …

The Lyrical Roots of Writing

The Lyrical Roots of Writing

I offer two selections from the redoubtable H.L. Mencken in defense of my thesis. The first is an opening salvo. Who ever heard of a bad autobiography? That is, a bad honest one? I can scarcely imagine it. And, two sentences later still in the same paragraph… (For there is a dreadful fascination with the… more goodness …

I Am a Writing Machine!!!!  Excerpts and a Giveaway or Two

I Am a Writing Machine!!!! Excerpts and a Giveaway or Two

Despite a recent diagnosis of diabetes, my 2019 has been going exceptionally well, and the writing has been flowing out of me, of late. In 2018, I caught the flu, which turned into bronchitis and then into pneumonia. I was down for the count for over two months, which put a definite crimp in my… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Delightful Habit” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Delightful Habit” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “The Delightful Habit” Giveaway. Katzanne will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card, courtesy of 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 claim… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Darcy’s Secret Marriage” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Darcy’s Secret Marriage” Giveaway

Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “Darcy’s Secret Marriage” Giveaway. Forever His and Audrey Reed will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton‘s Darcy’s Secret Marriage. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes… more goodness …

Can You Love More than One Genre?

Can You Love More than One Genre?

As many of you know, I write in three genres, although two are somewhat (though less than you’d think) similar. They are Pride and Prejudice Variations, Regency Romance (American style), and Epic Fantasy. What I love about the work I do with Renata is the pleasant familiarity. The feeling of friendship inherent in creating each… more goodness …

Keeping It Short, Sweet, and Satisfying

Keeping It Short, Sweet, and Satisfying

Recently, I read two short stories from a collection I had picked up in the Kindle store. Both were romances, and both were from different romance sub-genres. For the curious, neither was Jane Austen Fan Fiction. And sadly, neither left me feeling completely satisfied. Now, before anyone starts the “Well, of course, they weren’t satisfying.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era” Giveaway. These ladies have already received an eBook of one of the books in the Twins’ Trilogy: Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep, The Earl Claims His Comfort or Lady Chandler’s Sister. The winners are: Carylkane, Venette… more goodness …

HEA or Happily Ever Now?

HEA or Happily Ever Now?

“Life, my dear boy, is composed of a thousand mundane moments and may be equally dispersed between joy and trouble. Each, though, like a small pebble resting in a river’s current, contributes to the grand arc of existence, bending it toward its ultimate end.” Lydia Fitzwilliam, Dowager Countess of Matlock (8th), letter to her Great-grandson,… more goodness …

Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era + an Excerpt and Giveaway from “Lady Chandler’s Sister: Book 3 of the Twins’ Trilogy”

Baptism and Christening in the Regency Era + an Excerpt and Giveaway from “Lady Chandler’s Sister: Book 3 of the Twins’ Trilogy”

I have left my Austen bonnet at home today, but I have kept my Regency one. Today, I would like to introduce you to my latest release, Lady Chandler’s Sister. This is book three of my Twins’ Trilogy. I know many of you were kind to read and review both Angel Comes to the Devil’s… more goodness …