Too Soon for a Christmas Story? Absolutely Not!

Too Soon for a Christmas Story? Absolutely Not!

In the United States, once the Thanksgiving holiday is over, the Christmas season “officially” begins. I put the “officially” in quotes because most stores these days start stocking their shelves and sending advertisements long before late November. I’ve seen Christmas decor sitting beside Halloween items — an unfathomable concept just a few years ago —… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “November to Remember” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “November to Remember” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is delighted to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “November to Remember” Giveaway. Ruth Falvo will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card. Congratulations, Ruth. 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 72 hours… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Fun with Follies” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Fun with Follies” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s “Fun with Follies” Giveaway. Buturot, carylkane, and virginiakohl each received an audiobook of Ms. Owen‘s An Unexpected Turn of Events. Congratulations, Ladies. Ms. Owen has contacted each of the winners and prizes have been distributed previously.    more goodness …

Sarcasm, Humour or Wit?

Sarcasm, Humour or Wit?

According to Merriam-Webster, humour is “the mental faculty of discovering, expressing, or appreciating the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous: the ability to be funny or to be amused by things that are funny,” sarcasm is “a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain,” and wit is “the ability to relate seemingly… more goodness …

A Belated Halloween Story

A Belated Halloween Story

I must beg everyone’s forgiveness. In the last three months I have felt as though I was being drawn and quartered. Commitments to organizations and family upheavals were creating increased difficulties for me to concentrate and put myself fully into my writing. This all came to a head in the last three weeks when I… more goodness …

Clueless (1995) Trivia Challenge

Clueless (1995) Trivia Challenge

I’ve spent the last four weeks wondering how many of our Austen Authors readers were actually inspired to watch (or re-watch) this fun film from last month’s “Goofs” post. Having done so will give you an advantage in the trivia quiz, so kudos to those of you who did. Watching it will help you not… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of the Autumn Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of the Autumn Quarterly Giveaway

    Austen Authors are pleased to announce the winners for the Autumn Quarterly Giveaway. Congratulations!!!! If your name appears below: (1) contact Regina Jeffers (Giveaway Coordinator) at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. READ THROUGH ALL THE NAMES FOR THERE ARE MANY WINNERS!!! (2) If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email address for the prize delivery… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “When Jane Got Angry” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Victoria Kincaid’s “When Jane Got Angry” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Victoria Kincaid‘s “When Jane Got Angry” Giveaway.  AnitaP will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Kincaid‘s When Jane Got Angry. Congratulations, Anita. 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… more goodness …

The Crime of Debt and a New Story

The Crime of Debt and a New Story

The Regency population viewed crime differently than we do today. London newspapers didn’t report robberies or burglaries, just the occasional “lost” item. There was no public police force, although you could hire someone to recover said lost items. People did occasionally go to prison for a variety of reasons. However, most people in prison were… more goodness …