Author Archives: Amanda Kai

A Woman’s Power of Refusal

A Woman’s Power of Refusal

“You will allow, that in both, man has the advantage of choice, woman only the power of refusal.” One of Austen’s most recurring themes is the limits placed on women in the society in which she lived. Chief of these is a woman’s limitation when it comes to pursuing love. Unlike modern day, when it… Read the full blog post …

10 Confessions of an Austenite

10 Confessions of an Austenite

Most people who know me well know that I’m a die-hard Austenite. Or Janeite. Or Janiac. Whatever title you prefer. 🙂 But here are some facts that most people don’t know about me, in regards to my Austen-mania. 1) I didn’t become an Austenite until I was 18.  Frankly, I’m surprised I didn’t discover it… Read the full blog post …

Lead Mining in Derbyshire

Lead Mining in Derbyshire

We often hear about Mr. Darcy’s fortune of “ten-thousand a year.”  But where did all that money come from?  In doing research for my current work in progress, I have been exploring what industries the Darcy family might have built their fortune from.   While the Darcy family certainly owned plenty of land in Derbyshire and… Read the full blog post …

All the Emma Movies

All the Emma Movies

Two months ago, I showcased an extensive list of all the Pride and Prejudice adaptations and movies or shows inspired by it.  This month, I decided to do the same with Emma.  Though there aren’t quite as many versions of Emma out there, it’s still popular enough to have been done multiple times as a… Read the full blog post …

A Pride and Prejudice Movie for Everyone

A Pride and Prejudice Movie for Everyone

I’m a firm believer that there is a Pride and Prejudice movie for everyone. Whether you prefer an epic six-hour marathon that’s word-for-word out of the book, a sweet modern-day rom-com, or an action-packed horror movie, there is a screen adaptation of Jane Austen’s most-beloved novel that’s right for you.  Believe it or not, there… Read the full blog post …

A new Pride and Prejudice comedy short story!

A new Pride and Prejudice comedy short story!

Surprise!  I have a new Pride and Prejudice novella out called “Unconventional: an Austentatious comedy that defies expectations”. You can get a copy of it for just 99c here.   This story is dedicated to all my fellow Austen-inspired authors, who every day are breaking conventions to write new and exciting stories about our beloved… Read the full blog post …

Aristocratic Titles in England

Aristocratic Titles in England

When reading Jane Austen and other historical novels or watching popular shows like Bridgerton and Downton Abbey, do you find the myriad of titles and forms of address to be confusing?  If so, you’re not alone! Aristocratic titles are notoriously baffling to most people.  With so many ranks, how does one know whether a viscount… Read the full blog post …

The Marriage of Convenience

The Marriage of Convenience

Mr. Collins, to be sure, was neither sensible nor agreeable; his society was irksome, and his attachment to her must be imaginary. But still he would be her husband. Without thinking highly either of men or matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only provision for well-educated young women of small fortune,… Read the full blog post …

If Austen Men were Thanksgiving Dishes

If Austen Men were Thanksgiving Dishes

Here in the United States, we are preparing for one of my favorite holidays coming up in a couple weeks: Thanksgiving!  Where I’m from, we have many traditions around this holiday involving gathering with family or friends (maybe over Zoom this year?), giving thanks for our blessings, volunteering in the community, watching football and parades,… Read the full blog post …