It’s a Year of Jane Austen!

It’s a Year of Jane Austen!

Happy New Year! 2020 is shaping up to be a great year, especially for fans of Jane Austen. It seems each month of the new year brings an event to look forward to; and no matter where you live in the U.S. or U.K., there’s probably an Austen-related event scheduled near you. Let’s take a… more goodness …

The Lost Art of Letters

The Lost Art of Letters

Letter writing, that old-fashioned art we hardly practice any more, has changed a great deal since Jane Austen’s day. Writing letters back and forth flourished in the days before electronic communications but now it’s in danger of dying out completely. This was brought home to me recently when I had a conversation with my son.… more goodness …

Resolutions

Resolutions

New Year’s Day: a time during which we, as in the Roman God Janus’ namesake month, look backward at what has been and then forward to, hopefully, apprehend what will (or might) be. #InspiredByAusten authors, in the process of attending to their craft, understand that the relating of interesting stories is only one part of… more goodness …

Announcing Regina Jeffers’s Annual “Twelfth Night Sale” ~ 38 Books ~ Do Not Miss It!!! December 26 – January 5!

Announcing Regina Jeffers’s Annual “Twelfth Night Sale” ~ 38 Books ~ Do Not Miss It!!! December 26 – January 5!

In case you have not noticed, thirty-eight of my titles are on sale for my annual Twelfth Night Sale! The sale runs from December 26, 2019, to January 5, 2020.  Fill up your eReaders!!!! For the books for which I own the rights, all books will be between $0.99 and $1.75. There are Austen-inspired titles,… more goodness …

Caroline “Caro” Lamb,  Regency “It” Girl

Caroline “Caro” Lamb, Regency “It” Girl

Every era seems to have women that generate intrigue and provoke gossip   They’ve been queens, actresses, writers, mistresses and recently internet stars.  Just the period prior to the Regency had Sarah Siddons, Mary Robinson, and Mary Wolstonecraft, just to name a few.  These woman lived their lives by their own rules, which most of… more goodness …

Christmas Presents for Austen Lovers

Christmas Presents for Austen Lovers

December is a joyous month for Janeites. The month includes Jane Austen’s birthday on Dec. 16 and of course Christmas on Dec. 25. Many Austen groups have December celebrations that partake of the holiday spirit. I was fortunate to speak at a December tea in Boise and a dinner in Salt Lake City. It was… more goodness …

Goodbye and Thank you!

Goodbye and Thank you!

First of all, for those who celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas! I hope this is a joy-filled day with friends and family and a truly beautiful celebration. I am sad that my post was scheduled for today for it is with a heavy heart I also say goodbye and thank you. I have been posting on… more goodness …

Have Yourselves a Merry Little Christmas, from all of us at Austen Authors

Have Yourselves a Merry Little Christmas, from all of us at Austen Authors

I am a sucker for great quotes. Whether serious, inspirational, poetic, literary, humorous, or cheeky, there are so many great people who have said or written wonderful Christmas sentiments. So to hopefully get y’all more in the mood for the holiday, read on and enjoy! One of the most glorious messes in the world is… more goodness …