Six Best Austen Quotes

Six Best Austen Quotes

My laptop is on the verge of death and unbearable to use, and I am praying for the new one’s daily arrival. Coping with a distorted screen and often unresponsive keyboard, I attempted to write about the politics behind the empire waisted gown, but the subject proved too complex to pursue amidst the technical complications,… more goodness …

Blunders

Blunders

I was thinking lately of blunders – and my inability to put them into my story. It seems I don’t have the easy facility Austen did with playful, and not so playful, character misdirects. There’s a shocker – I’m not as facile or gifted a writer as Jane Austen. 🙂 So rather than wrestle with… more goodness …

Revisiting How Georgiana Darcy Fell in Love

Revisiting How Georgiana Darcy Fell in Love

Authors LOVE receiving fan mail! (I thought I’d toss that out there, with a “hint, hint” attached, in case any of our readers were unaware of this truism. LOL!) The other day I received the most delightful email, the entirety of which is pasted below. It gave me a lovely chuckle, primarily because the first… more goodness …

Mr. Wickham Tells His Side of the Story, a Guest Post from Catherine Curzon

Mr. Wickham Tells His Side of the Story, a Guest Post from Catherine Curzon

Today, we welcome not only one of our Austen’s most famous “villains,” Mr. George Wickham, but the lovely Catherine Curzon, a dear friend. But as the gentleman “demands” his due, let us first hear what Mr. Wickham has to say.  Dear readers, what an honour it is to be invited to join you today to share… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Be a Mikey” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Be a Mikey” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “Be a Mikey” Giveaway. Joan Rye will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s So Very Unexpected: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Novel. Joan, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations!  more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of P. O. Dixon’s “A Long Time Coming” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of P. O. Dixon’s “A Long Time Coming” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “A Long Time Coming” Giveaway. The two winners will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s Miss Elizabeth Bennet:Where the Heart Lives when it releases. Those winners are Hollis and Della Lamb. Hollis and Della, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your… more goodness …

Wife Number Two

Wife Number Two

We Americans who enjoy period pieces got a lovely one-two punch for a little while on PBS: “Victoria,” followed by historian Lucy Worsley’s “.” Six Wives, of course, refers to the wives of serial marrier Henry VIII. I am a sucker for this too-crazy-to-be-fiction story, so I really enjoyed Worsley’s program; it’s very well done,… more goodness …

Working Titles (Giveaway at the bottom!)

Working Titles (Giveaway at the bottom!)

Three of Jane Austen’s novels were originally called First Impressions, Elinor and Marianne and Susan. Even if one didn’t know this before now, it’s not hard to connect the first two titles to Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Northanger Abbey must have been completely rewritten to have been Susan first, unless Mrs. Allen… more goodness …