Author Archives: Elaine Owen

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “A Cover Reveal Plus” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “A Cover Reveal Plus” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s “A Cover Reveal Plus” Giveaway. Colleen, Linda A, and Wendy Luther will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Owen‘s Stories to Make You Smile. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules… Read the full blog post …

A Cover Reveal Plus a Giveaway!

A Cover Reveal Plus a Giveaway!

By the time this post goes live I will be formatting and preparing to publish, Stories to Make You Smile, an anthology of short stories based on Jane Austen. Some of the stories are sweet, some of them funny. All of them are written  to  make  you smile. And we could all use reasons to… Read the full blog post …

Dowries and Portions, by Elaine Owen

Dowries and Portions, by Elaine Owen

Dowries. Settlements. Portions. Modern readers hear these words and cringe. We hate to think of women being treated like commodities, having value and worth assigned to them in monetary terms. We especially hate the idea that a father might “pay” someone to marry his daughter. But is that what was really going on with marriage… Read the full blog post …

Counties of England, by Elaine Owen

Counties of England, by Elaine Owen

What do the counties of Hertfordshire, Derbyshire, Somerset and Kent all have in common?  Not long ago I read about a quiz on American states that was given to somebody from England. The quiz asked, simply, “What do you know about this state?” I was pleasantly surprised when this person was able to give accurate… Read the full blog post …

A Hidden Jewel, by Elaine Owen

A Hidden Jewel, by Elaine Owen

What was your path into the world of Jane Austen? Which of her novels did you fall in love with first? Did you watch a movie first or read a book? Many Austen fans start and end their infatuation with Pride and Prejudice, and who can blame them? It’s a terrific story with memorable characters… Read the full blog post …

Meetings in Meryton, by Elaine Owen

Meetings in Meryton, by Elaine Owen

      In my last blog entry I posed a provocative question: could you ever picture Elizabeth Bennet with someone besides Darcy? How would Elizabeth get along with some of Austen’s other leading men? I described how I thought Elizabeth would relate to each of the men of Austen’s other major novels. Along the… Read the full blog post …

Make Me A Match, by Elaine Owen

Make Me A Match, by Elaine Owen

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 …