Author Archives: Amanda Kai

When Bad Things Come in Pairs: Siblings Who Wreaked Havoc in Austen’s Novels

When Bad Things Come in Pairs: Siblings Who Wreaked Havoc in Austen’s Novels

When Bad Things Come in Pairs: siblings who wreaked havoc in Austen’s novels “Prepare for trouble. And make it double!”  While fans of the Pokemon cartoon show might associate this famous line with Team Rocket’s most inept members Jessie and James, this line could easily apply to several of the sibling pairs in Austen’s novels. … more goodness …

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 characters.… more goodness …

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… more goodness …

Correspondence Between Men and Women in the Regency

Correspondence Between Men and Women in the Regency

Letter writing.  In our current age of phones, computers, and social media, it is quickly becoming a dying art. But for people living in the Regency, it was absolutely necessary.  Apart from speaking in person, or relying upon a verbal relay by a messenger,  it was the only way that people in that time could… more goodness …

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,… more goodness …

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,… more goodness …