Author Archives: Elaine Owen

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… Read the full blog post …

Ranking Jane Austen’s Novels

Ranking Jane Austen’s Novels

“If you could only read one Jane Austen novel a year every year for the rest of your life, which one would it be and why?” I’ve heard this question float around from time to time and it always gets a spirited response. Today I’d like to list my favorite Austen stories in order, from… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Reflections and a Reveal” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “Reflections and a Reveal” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s “Reflections and a Reveal” Giveaway. Lydia McAvinchey, Vesper, and Michaela Dorningel will each receive a print copy of Ms. Owen‘s Margaret of Milton. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. In your email include a mailing address… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Who Are the Bingley Sisters?” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Who Are the Bingley Sisters?” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “Who Are the Bingley Sisters?” Giveaway. Pam Hunter, Charlene, and Leslie W will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Thomas‘s Darcy Vs Bingley. Congratulations, Ladies. You may choose the American Edition or British Edition with British spelling. Those in the United States will… Read the full blog post …

Reflections and a Reveal!

Reflections and a Reveal!

So, how has your 2020 been so far? What a question to ask, isn’t it? When we were busy making our New Years resolutions, back what feels like a lifetime ago, could anyone have imagined we would be in the position we are now? We are facing a worldwide pandemic, unprecedented interruptions to our daily… Read the full blog post …

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall . . .

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall . . .

. . . Who’s my favorite of them all? Some time ago I wrote a list called “The Most Gentlemanly Gents,” a list of my favorite leading men in Jane Austen’s books. Today I’d like to take a look at the six leading ladies from each of Austen’s six major novels. Each heroine has her… Read the full blog post …

The Lost Art of Letters

The Lost Art of Letters

Letter writing, that old-fashioned art we hardly practice any more, has changed a great deal since Jane Austen’s day. Writing letters back and forth flourished in the days before electronic communications but now it’s in danger of dying out completely. This was brought home to me recently when I had a conversation with my son.… Read the full blog post …