Dancing in the Regency Era

Dancing in the Regency Era

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love. (Pride and Prejudice) Dancing plays a big role in many of Jane Austen’s novels. Balls, at that time, were one of the primary social events in which people could meet each other and get to know one another, and dancing at a… Read the full blog post …

Established the Foundation

Established the Foundation

“She is tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt me.” ~ Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 3 The infamous insult. Those words established the foundation for Elizabeth’s dislike of Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. They will be equally damaging to Darcy in my current work-in-progress, Mr. Darcy, the Heir of Pemberley. It certainly does not… Read the full blog post …

The Trouble With Miss Bingley

Ah, Miss Bingley. A character we all love to hate at times. We’ve all seen stories where Miss Bingley has tried to compromise Mr. Darcy to get what she wants—I’ve used the device as a plot point several times myself. On one occasion, in a novel co-authored with Lelia Eye, we actually had her succeed… Read the full blog post …

Jane Austen’s Writing Desk

Jane Austen’s Writing Desk

In December 1794, the Reverend George Austen bought a gift for his second daughter Jane. Her birthday was on the 16th, and she was to turn nineteen.  As the loving and generous father he was, he was keen to get her the perfect present – never an easy task, even less so where young women… Read the full blog post …

A look back and a look ahead

A look back and a look ahead

First, a look back. You may recall that for the last year or so, I have been putting one novel per month on sale for an entire month, and often adding the “promo book” to promotions that other authors are organizing. The book for the month of May is Darcy’s Secret Marriage, and its sale… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of Austen Authors’ Spring Quarter Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Austen Authors’ Spring Quarter Giveaway

We are happy to bring a bit of “sunshine” into the lives of those who kindly follow us!!! If your name appears below: (1) contact Regina Jeffers (Giveaway Coordinator) at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. READ THROUGH ALL THE NAMES FOR THERE ARE MANY WINNERS!!! Winners’ names are in RED.  (2) If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email… Read the full blog post …

Tea-totaler

Tea-totaler

Last month, I wrote about tea + Jane.  (Click here to revisit that post.)  This month, I’m sharing an article I wrote for my local newspaper about tea + me.  It’s from my collection-of-articles-book that’s not actually a book because, well, I’ve never compiled them into a book.  But I sometimes think really hard about… Read the full blog post …

A Cover Reveal Plus a Giveaway!

A Cover Reveal Plus a Giveaway!

By the time this post goes live I will be formatting and preparing to publish, Stories to Make You Smile, an anthology of short stories based on Jane Austen. Some of the stories are sweet, some of them funny. All of them are written  to  make  you smile. And we could all use reasons to… Read the full blog post …

Defending the Homeland: Fencibles + the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride”

Defending the Homeland: Fencibles + the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride”

Fencibles were British”defense” (from the word ‘defencible’) forces raised for a specific war. They were raised for defense against the treat of invasion during the Seven Years’ War, the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. They were local military units, composed of residents of a… Read the full blog post …

The Rules of Courtship During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride” + a Giveaway

The Rules of Courtship During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride” + a Giveaway

  When a man of the Regency era proposed to the woman he wished to marry, there was still the need for parental approval. After all, the father could withhold any “fortune” allocated to his daughter. Even if the couple was “in love,” which was a relatively new concept in the early 19th century, the… Read the full blog post …