Would Darcy Sink or Swim?

Recently I came across the meme below and I was shocked. So shocked, in fact, that I gasped. What’s that you say? You gasped too? OK, but perhaps not for the same reason. 🙂 While many a female heart has fluttered at the sight of Colin Firth/Fitwilliam Darcy in a wet shirt, I was shocked… more goodness …

The Mistress of the House, OR: What Lizzy Did At Pemberley

What Elizabeth Bennet’s life would have been like once she became Mrs. Darcy of Pemberley is the subject of a good many Austen variations out there, and it’s been something I’ve been considering recently as I work on Anne de Bourgh’s Diary, a story which commences on the day of Elizabeth and Darcy’s wedding. Though… more goodness …

A Jane Austen Time Line

1764-The Reverend George Austen marries Cassandra Leigh. They take up residence at Deane Parsonage in Hampshire. 1765 (to 1819) – Brother James was born. Like his sister, James had literary aspirations, but he never knew even the success than Jane could claim. “Often thought by the family to be the “literary one” (see his poem on Sense… more goodness …

Excerpt and Giveaway for the Audiobook of When Jane Got Angry

I’ve always wondered what would have happened in Pride and Prejudice if Jane Bennet had been a little more proactive—particularly when she was in London and Miss Bingley was concealing her presence from her brother. After all, things might have gone quite differently if Jane had taken matters into her own hands. That is the… more goodness …

A Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Rock n’ Roll, Pride and Prejudice the Musical (Maybe!) + a Giveaway

Each morning, as I make my walk through the trails of Lake Park, my home here in NC, I listen to the music on my iPhone and imagine if we did a musical of Pride and Prejudice, what songs might fit the situation? For instance, can you not see both Darcy and Elizabeth lying in… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Bronwen Chisholm’s “Mrs. Collins’ Lover” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Bronwen Chisholm‘s “Mrs. Collins’ Lover” Giveaway. Vanessa Thompson McBride receive an eBook copy of Ms. Chisholm‘s Mrs. Collins’ Lover. Congratulations, Vanessa. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes must… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “Some Summer Fun” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “Some Summer Fun” Giveaway. Chelsea will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s boxed set of Dash of Darcy and Companions Cottage Collection 2. Congratulations, Chelsea. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules… more goodness …

The Wives of Highbury, Part III

Eleanor Bates sat in an empty corner of the courtyard at Highbury.   She was at last able to escape all the wedding guests, none of whom she wished to speak with.   Having to smile and curtsey and try to make conversation was terrifying for her.  She was happiest alone in her room with her books… more goodness …

“It was a delightful visit;—perfect, in being much too short.” – Emma, Chapter Thirteen

I’ve long loved travel. It’s a passion my parents sort of had to force on me, but once it took hold, I was hooked. Journeys, even short ones, have a remarkable ability to change your perceptions, even of those things most familiar and dear. I had a startling reminder of this while traveling with my… more goodness …

Third Time’s the Charm: More Fun Facts about Austen

Though this may not be as exciting as Sheldon’s “Fun With Flags” segments on The Big Bang Theory TV show, today’s episode features the “Third Time’s the Charm Quiz” with questions about Jane Austen’s life and times. (It’ll also be the last quiz, so all those who stress over test-taking can look forward to a… more goodness …

Summer Travels

I love the scene in Pride and Prejudice in which Miss Bingley criticizes Lizzy for becoming so “brown and course” during her summer travels. I always think — “But she had fun!”  And that’s what a little of summer is supposed to be — fun, free and sunny. Of course, I always go into those… more goodness …