Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “The ReRelease of ‘The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy'” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “The ReRelease of ‘The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy'” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is honored to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “The ReRelease of ‘The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy’” Giveaway. Sharon Legg, Mary Campbell, and Susanne Barrett will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy. Congratulations, Ladies. Regina Jeffers has already distributed the prizes to the winners. … more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Covers, Covers, and More” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Covers, Covers, and More” Giveaway

        Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Covers, Covers, and More” Giveaway. Kate Geoffrion will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon’s Gravity: Shades of Mr. Darcy. Congratulations, Kate. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on… more goodness …

Disability – a thorny issue to grasp

Disability – a thorny issue to grasp

I can think of no character in Jane Austen’s completed works who would qualify as what we understand today as being ‘disabled’. And yet it seemed to me that a book set in Brighton in the 1780s would be unrealistic if it did not include at least one character physically incapacitated in some way. Brighton… more goodness …

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall . . .

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall . . .

. . . Who’s my favorite of them all? Some time ago I wrote a list called “The Most Gentlemanly Gents,” a list of my favorite leading men in Jane Austen’s books. Today I’d like to take a look at the six leading ladies from each of Austen’s six major novels. Each heroine has her… more goodness …

The Old Cookbook Experiment: Part 4

The Old Cookbook Experiment: Part 4

After a brief digression into the fun time I’m having with audiobooks (did you know Infamous Relations is now available as an audiobook? Check it out on Amazon Audible or even request your local library get it for you via the Overdrive or Libby apps!) I’m returning to my experiments with Regency era cookery. I’m… more goodness …

Spin and Problem Solving

Spin and Problem Solving

“Don? Don?” The voice nagged me out of the space into which my mind had retreated. My eyes drifted open, and I saw Eliza, my spin instructor, materializing out of the fog of pain and sweat that had been my lot for the past 45 minutes. “Don’t leave now. You always leave before the hour… more goodness …

The ReRelease of “The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy” + a Giveaway

The ReRelease of “The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy” + a Giveaway

I originally released The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy back in 2011. I have recently earned back the rights to this book and have decided to rerelease it with a new cover art.  When writing any mystery, the author cannot just have a murderer and a victim. He/She must also have suspects, red herrings (false clues),… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “From Distrust to Happily Ever After” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “From Distrust to Happily Ever After” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “From Distrust to Happily Ever After” Giveaway.  Teresa W. will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s Her Secret Beau. Congratulations, Teresa. 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 …

Social Class in Jane Austen’s “Emma”

Social Class in Jane Austen’s “Emma”

On February 21, 2020, we will have the pleasure (at least, I hope it is pleasure) of a new movie version of Jane Austen’s “Emma.” I thought we might look back at the plot structure of Austen’s tale, especially as it has to do with social class. After call, as Cher says in “Clueless,” the… more goodness …

Coincidences Kick Off P&P; Chararacter Carries It

Coincidences Kick Off P&P; Chararacter Carries It

In a recent blog, I wrote about coincidences in Jane Austen’s work. I’m following up again today with a few more examples of how she used them and how this use affected her work. Coincidences were a common contrivance to solve plot problems before and during Austen’s life. (And remain so in too many poor… more goodness …

Who is the Darkest Villain of them all?

Who is the Darkest Villain of them all?

Jane Austen introduces different types of villains in her novels. Some are more annoying than evil. Mr. Collins and Mr. Elton are perfect examples of this group. They are fools with high opinions of themselves. I think Austen has these characters in all her novels because they are very real and we have all known… more goodness …