A Twisted Austen Halloween

A Twisted Austen Halloween

We are approaching that time of year when I insist on overtaxing myself by writing a story that few will read and might prove detrimental to my career. Yes, it’s Twisted Austen, my annual event conceived in the spirit of Halloween but which really just serves to infuriate and confuse my fellow Janeites. That’s not being… more goodness …

Persuasion–and Anne Elliot!–Comes to Kansas City

Persuasion–and Anne Elliot!–Comes to Kansas City

The 2018 annual general meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America in Kansas City focused on Persuasion, Jane Austen’s last and most poignant novel. The AGM featured numerous insights into both the book and issues related to it, including my own talk on the influence of Jane Austen’s naval brothers on the text.… more goodness …

In Need of a Little Austen

In Need of a Little Austen

  In a few comments on a recent blog post, readers stated they’d experienced great loss and tough springs and summers. They looked forward to the escape a good book can provide. Books are therapy. Along with pushing us out of our world into the lives and stories of others – and some contend, forming… more goodness …

Darcy Vs Elizabeth WIP

Darcy Vs Elizabeth WIP

Well, I had planned on publishing Darcy Vs Elizabeth in August but now it’s pushed to October. Family comes first, and my daughter is moving from California to Illinois where the living is much easier on the pocketbook. So we have been involved with accomplishing that instead. I thought with this post, I’d give you a… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Words That Laid the Book Title’s Foundation” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Words That Laid the Book Title’s Foundation” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “The Words That Laid the Book Title’s Foundation” Giveaway. Randi Chance will receive HER CHOICE an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s Only a Heartbeat Away, Irrevocably Gone, Designed for Each Other, Impertinent Strangers, or By Reason, by Reflection, by Everything. Congratulations, Randi. Please contact… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Jennifer Redlarczyk’s “We Are Speaking of Music” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Jennifer Redlarczyk’s “We Are Speaking of Music” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winners of Jennifer Redlarczyk‘s “We Are Speaking of Music” Giveaway. elaineowen1 and Claire Ferguson will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Redlarczyk‘s Darcy’s Melody. Meanwhile, Sallianne will receive a print copy of the book, along with a Darcy’s Melody tote bag. Congratulations, Ladies. Jennifer Redlarczyk will… more goodness …

To Love and Cherish: Book Cover and Excerpt

To Love and Cherish: Book Cover and Excerpt

Today, I am SO excited to introduce my novel, To Love and Cherish, which is to be published on Amazon by the end of October. I am equally excited to share the book’s cover, designed by the lovely Susan Adriani. To Love and Cherish is my second Pride and Prejudice variation and tells the story of… more goodness …

Regency Romance Audio Book + Giveaway!

Regency Romance Audio Book + Giveaway!

Lately, as in since April, I’ve been rather scatterbrained. I’ve blamed this unfortunate condition on the following (see picture): As you can see, this fuzzy monster is nearly grown up. He’s eight months old now and has calmed down considerably and learned a lot. Do we still have work to do? Definitely! Does he daily… more goodness …

What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

I have always been fascinated with names. Growing up in a mostly Pennsylvania Dutch area with a name like Bronwen Chisholm, it only makes sense. But somewhere along the way, I developed an obsession with the meanings of names. I was so excited when I got pregnant with my first child because I had a… more goodness …

Stories, Stories, Stories, and Research

Stories, Stories, Stories, and Research

Once upon a time, about three months ago, I marked today as the day when I wanted to have a particular book ready to publish. Often, I hit my mark on or near the bullseye. However, this time, my arrow has flown far afield from the target, and I am not ready to publish a… more goodness …

Top Ten Goofs in Emma (1972)

Top Ten Goofs in Emma (1972)

Years ago, I purchased a collection of Austen adaptations produced by the BBC in the 1970’s and 80’s. I watched all of them at least once, but some collected dust after their initial viewing, including this version of Emma. I came to this particular series “cold,” having not watched it clear through in nearly a… more goodness …