First Impressions Excerpt & Sale

First Impressions Excerpt & Sale

My first Austen-inspired novel is a modern, YA take on Pride and Prejudice.  While writing it, I liked the challenge of translating Regency problems into modern predicaments that would feel real to a twenty-first century teenager.  For instance, Darcy’s 10,000 pounds a year wouldn’t have the same allure to a high school student as it… Read the full blog post …

Counties of England

What do the counties of Hertfordshire, Derbyshire, Somerset and Kent all have in common?  Not long ago I read about a quiz on American states that was given to somebody from England. The quiz asked, simply, “What do you know about this state?” I was pleasantly surprised when this person was able to give accurate… Read the full blog post …

Dressmaking and Fashion and What Jane Austen Said of Both, by Regina Jeffers

Dressmaking and Fashion and What Jane Austen Said of Both, by Regina Jeffers

A woman’s dressmaker, or “mantua maker,” as they were often known during the late Georgian era, were essentially paid to know what was the latest fashion trends. Most of us who are obsessed with the era, know something of fashion plates and La Belle Assemblée, but did you know many dressmakers had “fashion dolls” in their… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Elizabeth’s Choice Revisited” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Elizabeth’s Choice Revisited” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “Elizabeth’s Choice Revisited” Giveaway. Robin G., JanisB, and Kim Vizzini will each receive a copy of Ms. Thomas‘s Elizabeth’s Choice. Winners in the United States will receive Kindle books, and winners abroad will receive secured PDF copies. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers,… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Another Year, Another Story” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Another Year, Another Story” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “Another Year, Another Story” Giveaway. Jean Stillman will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card for her participation. Congratulations, Jean. 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… Read the full blog post …

Romance Tropes and an Excerpt from “In Want of a Wife: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary” by Regina Jeffers

Romance Tropes and an Excerpt from “In Want of a Wife: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary” by Regina Jeffers

Tropes are defined as consistent and recurrent themes or motifs. There are many tropes found in romance, whether historical or contemporary. Mindy Klasky  provides a lovely (no pun intended) list HERE. In my Austen-inspired piece, In Want a Wife, the book begins after Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are married. “Marriage Tropes” appear when the honeymoon… Read the full blog post …