Greetings Our Newest Author, Christine Combe

Greetings Our Newest Author, Christine Combe

Hello! It’s me, Christine Combe, and I am a new member here at Austen Authors. I’m really honored to have been asked to join this amazing group of writers who love Austenesque literature. A little bit about me… Christine Combe is not my real name, but a pseudonym. I created it with the intention of… more goodness …

The Exciting Topic of Perspiration

The Exciting Topic of Perspiration

Last October, a pet joined my family, which means I have been learning to cohabitate with another species. Now, I did my research before bringing the fluff-ball home. But reading about something differs from experiencing it. For example, when they mentioned shedding, I imagined a few dozen hairs escaping her daily brushing. I did not expect that, should… more goodness …

The Importance of Brothers in Jane Austen’s Plots

The Importance of Brothers in Jane Austen’s Plots

In James Fordyce’s Sermons to Young Women (1766), Fordyce says, “The world, I know not how, overlooks in our sex a thousand irregularities, which it never forgives in yours; so that the honour and peace of a family are, in this view, much more dependant on the conduct of daughters than of sons; and one… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “A Little More of Something to Think Of” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “A Little More of Something to Think Of” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “A Little More of Something to Think Of” Giveaway. Linda A. will each a $5 Amazon Gift Card from Ms. Dixon. Congratulations, Linda. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors,… more goodness …

The Desire to Escape into Reading

The Desire to Escape into Reading

Recently I had the pleasure of reading a great book called Anticipating Education by Dr. Deborah Britzman. The book is a collection of some of her lectures and/or talks on using psychoanalysis to reflect on pedagogy. In the book, there is a fascinating chapter about reading. Britzman talks about her early memories of reading, her struggles,… more goodness …

Women and Music in the Early 19th Century

Women and Music in the Early 19th Century

As is typical, I approached my blogging day with no idea what topic to discuss. Then I read Riana Everly’s excellent blog on Classical music and Beethoven from a few days ago. If you missed it, scroll down a bit on the Home page, or click this link: Historical Tidbits: A Heroic Symphony. Now, I… more goodness …

Darcy Vs Bingley Was a Fun Project

Darcy Vs Bingley Was a Fun Project

Of all the books I’ve written, Darcy Chooses and Darcy Vs Bingley are the two most popular. Darcy Chooses was the most work to write as it was at the beginning of my fiction writing career. But…I think that Darcy Vs Bingley was the most fun to write, especially Caroline Bingley’s setdown by Darcy when… more goodness …

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Summer Quarter Giveaway

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Summer Quarter Giveaway

Welcome to the Austen Authors’ Summer Quarter Giveaway!!!! Check out the wonderful prizes!!! Again, our authors are being quite generous. Although we welcome your comments below, to enter the giveaway, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form! The link can be found on the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE. Giveaway will end at midnight, EDST on August… more goodness …