Author Archives: Elaine Owen

Between The Sheets

Between The Sheets

Today I’d like to talk about a subject that has drawn a lot of attention recently among fans of regency romances:   The first time I heard about the new Netflix series Bridgerton was when I saw fellow regency fans online talking about the “mature” scenes in it. Judging by the buzz created, there must be… more goodness …

Experiments in Cooking

Experiments in Cooking

Well, it’s been almost a year since we entered this pandemic! What a year it has been!!!! With so many of our formerly favorite activities now restricted, what kinds of things have you found to fill the time? Have you developed any new hobbies? Tackled any new projects? Found yourself trying something you never thought… more goodness …

A Pair of Pink Slippers

A Pair of Pink Slippers

“Why aren’t there any stories about Darcy and Elizabeth after they get married?”  I heard this question asked at the first JASNA event I ever went to, in Washington D.C., back in 2016 or so, and it stayed in my head. An answer to the question started percolating in my imagination and before I knew… more goodness …

Unwrapping the Aristocracy

Unwrapping the Aristocracy

Aristocracy is not a word that appears in Jane Austen’s novels, but its influence shows up in them. After all, we are told that Darcy’s uncle is an earl, and Anne Elliott’s father Sir Walter obsesses over the Baronetage. Some of Austen’s funniest characters are those who revere the aristocracy the most. But what, exactly,… more goodness …

Non-Revolutionary Jane. Plus a look at my WIP!

Non-Revolutionary Jane. Plus a look at my WIP!

Jane Austen was born in 1775 and grew up experiencing two revolutions: the American revolution and the French revolution. The American revolution ended when she was only seven so she likely knew little of it. But the French revolution marked ten of the most formative years of her life, from ages fourteen to twenty four,… more goodness …

MIA: Scenes We Wish Had Been Written

MIA: Scenes We Wish Had Been Written

Pride and Prejudice is an amazing novel, full of humor, satire and heart stirring romance. But as wonderful as it is, there are certain parts of the story that didn’t make it  into the novel, scenes I wish Jane Austen had included in the original story. When you read Pride and Prejudice, are there any… more goodness …

Because We All Need a Good Laugh

Because We All Need a Good Laugh

Twenty twenty has turned out to be quite a year, hasn’t it? With everything going on in the world today, what we all need is a good laugh. So that’s what I decided to post today: a good laugh. Several years ago there was a meme of sorts running around online. Perhaps you remember it.… more goodness …

Georgette Heyer, Queen of the Regency Genre

Georgette Heyer, Queen of the Regency Genre

Over the years I’ve heard Georgette Heyer’s name come up in lots of different places, usually in a highly complimentary way: “This story is so good, it reminds me of one of Georgette Heyer’s!” Or, “This sounds like a plot in a Georgette Heyer novel!” It was always assumed that I knew exactly who Georgette… more goodness …