What Do William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, and a Pride and Prejudice Vagary Have in Common? + a Giveaway

What Do William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, and a Pride and Prejudice Vagary Have in Common? + a Giveaway

  Several months back, I landed upon an idea that has become part of my latest Austen-inspired book. You see, there is this whole faction of people/experts who believe that Francis Bacon and others within Bacon’s circle wrote Shakespeare’s plays. And guess what? Francis Bacon’s home is in the St Albans area of Hertfordshire. Old… more goodness …

Announcing Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

Welcome to Austen Authors Winter Giveaway. Check out the wonderful prizes!!! Again, our authors are being quite generous. Although we welcome your comments below, to enter the giveaway, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form! The link can be found on the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE. Giveaway will end on February 18, 2018, so lots of… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Leenie Brown’s “Becoming Entangled” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Leenie Brown’s “Becoming Entangled” Giveaway

Austen Authors is delighted to announce the winners of Leenie Brown‘s “Becoming Entangled” Giveaway. Gail M Frisby and caroleincanada will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s latest release, Becoming Entangled. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [Note! According to the giveaway rules posted on Austen Authors,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Summer Hanford’s “Thrice Born” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Summer Hanford’s “Thrice Born” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Summer Hanford‘s “Thrice Born” Giveaway. Ladysusanpdx and Sheila L Majczan will each have her choice of an eBook of ANY of the books in Ms. Hanford‘s Thrice Born Series. Congratulations! Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Be certain to indicate… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “A Worthy Streak” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “A Worthy Streak” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “A Worthy Streak” Giveaway. Elin Eriksen, while waiting for Ms. Dixon‘s next release (tentatively entitled Hastening Together in Perfect Felicity: The Ladies and Gentlemen of Pride and Prejudice), you will have a choice of an eBook of ANY of Ms. Dixon‘s many novels. Congratulations!… more goodness …

Book Launch of ‘Austen Marriage’; Plus Giveaway, Excerpt!

Book Launch of ‘Austen Marriage’; Plus Giveaway, Excerpt!

Having written the last several times about Jane Austen’s relationships with men–and the confusion about which relationships were real and which ones lacked supporting evidence–I am announcing today the launch of the last volume in my trilogy based on her life, “The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen.” True to what is (actually) known about her… more goodness …

Enjoying Enchanted Again

Enjoying Enchanted Again

  Over Thanksgiving weekend, my daughters and I curled up to watch the movie Enchanted. I hadn’t seen it in years and was surprised by all the allusions and references to previous Disney movies – and how they hadn’t leapt out at me the first time I viewed it. My books pay homage to books… more goodness …

Silhouettes: An Alternative Portraiture with a Dark History (pun intended)

Silhouettes: An Alternative Portraiture with a Dark History (pun intended)

For hundreds of years, until the invention of the camera, the only way to quickly and cheaply immortalize a loved one was through a shade, also referred to as a shadow portrait. As opposed to more decorative and expensive forms of portraiture like painting or sculpture, a shade was a simple and inexpensive alternative. Early artisans could copy… more goodness …