One Good Sonnet

One Good Sonnet

  ” . . . When [Jane] was only fifteen, there was a man at my brother Gardiner’s in town so much in love with her that my sister-in-law was sure he would make her an offer before we came away. But, however, he did not. Perhaps he thought her too young. However, he wrote… Read the full blog post …

Missing Blog Tour Post

Missing Blog Tour Post

Hello! If any of you were following my blog tour for As a Proper Lady Would, you might have noticed one was skipped. Unfortunately, one of the bloggers had several personal things come up so I told her not to worry about the blog as I would use it here today. So, here it is: We… Read the full blog post …

Calves Foot Jelly Anyone?

Calves Foot Jelly Anyone?

Welcome back to the Regency stillroom, where a bountiful harvest has put the staff into a frenzy of work. Every day is a race against the clock to get it all done before spoilage or frost diminish or taint the yield. In addition to producing the alcoholic beverages and aromatic waters I discussed in my… Read the full blog post …

Romance Tropes in Jane Austen

Romance Tropes in Jane Austen

When the words “Regency Romance” are used, the first author that comes to most people’s minds is Jane Austen. We could spend all day arguing about whether or not Jane Austen’s books should be classified as “romance books”. Some would say, hands-down, they are, while others would argue that they are social commentaries, women’s fiction,… Read the full blog post …

These Ten Years

These Ten Years

October 2021 is the month that officially marks my Tenth Anniversary as a full-time writer. Hooray! What a journey this has been. A thousand thanks for all your support along the way. Prior to writing full time, I published two stories: To Have His Cake (and Eat it Too) and What He Would Not Do.… Read the full blog post …

Time for an Excerpt!

Time for an Excerpt!

I have often observed that some projects are more of a struggle to complete than others, and there is often no rhyme or reason of which is which. I have completed the writing of a novella in less than ten days, and taken more than a month on another. I’ve had full length books almost… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Darcy Vs Collection” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Darcy Vs Collection” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “Darcy Vs Collection” Giveaway. Pam Hunter and Leslie Waters will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Thomas‘s Darcy Vs Collection. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes… Read the full blog post …

In Defense of Fanfiction

In Defense of Fanfiction

I write Fanfiction. Almost exclusively Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice based Fanfiction. My stories range from very close to cannon, to taking significant artistic license with Austen’s characters, themes and settings. I also consume massive amounts of Fanfiction in a variety of fandoms. There is a big debate right now, driven in large part by… Read the full blog post …

Make Me A Match

Make Me A Match

Who is the most beloved Jane Austen couple of all time? Darcy and Elizabeth, of course, are the big crowd favorite.  Why wouldn’t they be? Their personalities complement each other beautifully, and as their story develops it’s easy to discover, along with Elizabeth, what a perfect match they make. But I thought that in today’s… Read the full blog post …