Fanny Burney: Writer of Her Times

Fanny Burney: Writer of Her Times

Fanny Burney was the female writer before and during Jane Austen’s life. Both in popularity and literary regard, she stood astride the Regency era as the Colossus stood astride the harbor of Rhodes. She published her first novel, Evelina, when Jane Austen was three years old, hit her publishing peak as Jane was beginning her… more goodness …

Re-visiting old Favourites

Re-visiting old Favourites

Good day to you all, I hope you and your loved ones are well during these trying times. My family and I have been staying home for the past 8 weeks and despite all the terrible news and the concerns, I have found some joy re-reading some of my favourite novels. Of course, Austen’s novels,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Line Between Love and Infatuation” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Line Between Love and Infatuation” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “The Line Between Love and Infatuation” Giveaway. Satu will receive her choice of either an eBook copy or an audiobook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s Lady Harriette. Congratulations, Satu. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “Darcy’s Uneasy Betrothal” Giveaway

          Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “Darcy’s Uneasy Betrothal” Giveaway. J. W. Garrett and Michelle H will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton‘s Darcy’s Uneasy Betrothal. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway… more goodness …

Regency Era Spies

Regency Era Spies

Hello, readers. I am back, upright, and breathing relatively well. My lungs hopefully do not have permanent damage but they are definitely not what they once were. I’ve got a steroid inhaler, try not to do too much, and am slowly editing the book I was working on before the plague hit. This topic is… more goodness …

Three Janes and Other Things

Three Janes and Other Things

I heard of a research organization that had an employee I’ll call Jane.[i] Jane was very quiet and contributed little at meetings, but people wanted her to attend, because often the next day she would come to work with a good idea. Let us assume there was an Elizabeth at the meetings. Elizabeth would come… more goodness …

What Day Is It?

What Day Is It?

Last month I talked about “rabbit holes” that, no matter how interesting, can be a big distraction to writers. This month it is timeline continuity. With everyone staying home, and all the memes on social media, I thought this might be appropriate. Have you ever been reading a story or watching a movie and thought,… more goodness …

When Good Intentions Go Bad (+a giveaway)

When Good Intentions Go Bad (+a giveaway)

[Love] does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (1 Corinthians 13:5) On April 30, 2020, I released a book titled Cherishing Kitty. Here are some details about the book: It was first a Thursday’s Three Hundred story on my blog before being published.… more goodness …

Mansfield Park (2007) Trivia Challenge

Mansfield Park (2007) Trivia Challenge

In the 2007 ITV television adaptation of Mansfield Park, Fanny Price is punished for rejecting Henry Crawford, not with a trip to Portsmouth as in canon, but with social isolation. Being an introvert myself, my initial opinion of this was that Fanny, an introvert, would not be particularly troubled by this. Left behind for three… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Reflections and a Reveal” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Reflections and a Reveal” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s “Reflections and a Reveal” Giveaway. Lydia McAvinchey, Vesper, and Michaela Dorningel will each receive a print copy of Ms. Owen‘s Margaret of Milton. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. In your email include a mailing… more goodness …