Announcing the Winners of P. O. Dixon’s “The Story Continues” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of P. O. Dixon’s “The Story Continues” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “The Story Continues” Giveaway. Sharon Legg is the recipient of a $5 Amazon Gift Card, donated by Ms. Dixon in celebration of her latest release, Irrevocably Gone: A Pride and Prejudice Variation.  Sharon, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim… more goodness …

Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else?

Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else?

Here I am in the first week of a blog tour for the FIFTH book in a series, and I am now questioning where it can be placed upon the Jane Austen Fan Fiction spectrum. This ultimately begs the question, “what is JAFF?” And, furthermore, as the genre evolves, how might the boundaries of JAFF… more goodness …

A walk in Jane Austen’s shoes

A walk in Jane Austen’s shoes

My series on resort towns and my travels has thus far only tangentially touched on Jane Austen, but in today’s post I want to write about her, particularly her health. You might, as was generally the case for me, think of it as being poor. After all, as Kyra Kramer writes in her guest post… more goodness …

The Forgiving Season Giveaway!

The Forgiving Season Giveaway!

What if, after the Bingley-Hurst-Darcy contingent left Netherfield Park, someone older and wiser showed up to ask them why? Introducing Mrs. Bingley, the mother of Charles, Caroline and Luisa, to do just that in The Forgiving Season. EXCERPT “I couldn’t make a lick of sense of Charles’ explanation earlier, Mr. Darcy,” Mrs. Bingley said. “Perhaps… more goodness …

A Valentine for Jane

A Valentine for Jane

The origins of Valentine’s Day is not entirely clear since there are, apparently, three saints named Valentine. Most people, if they know anything at all about its history, associate the day with the third century priest who helped Christians escape from Roman prisons. According to one legend, this particular Valentine fell in love with his… more goodness …

Warm Toes

Warm Toes

Winters can be cold! Temperatures drop, winds blow, and the clouds bring rain, snow, and ice. Turtlenecks and warm sweaters become staples in my wardrobe.  An extra quilt (or two) get piled onto the bed, and my heating pad warms my feet when I crawl in.   You would think having lived in a northern… more goodness …

Pride and Prejudice (1980) Trivia Challenge

Pride and Prejudice (1980) Trivia Challenge

Many Austen Authors’ readers declared this adaptation their favorite four weeks ago. Starring Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul in the lead roles, it was a product of a former era, filmed on videotape with the interior shots primarily done in studio sets. The dearth of interviews and articles online about this production is lamentable, so I… more goodness …

Sweetheart’s Day, a Guest Post from Virginia Kohl

Sweetheart’s Day, a Guest Post from Virginia Kohl

I fell in love with the Regency era as a young girl. In addition to Jane Austen’s beloved novels, I was introduced to the period by a collection of Valentine’s Day themed stories. This book still has a special place on my bookshelf to be re-read during the month that celebrates true love.    Valentine’s… more goodness …