Author Archives: Georgina Young-Ellis

A Farewell (Una Despedida)

A Farewell (Una Despedida)

To my dearest friends, readers, and fellow writers, This is a letter to bid you adiós, at least for the time being. In the fall I’m going to be entering a Master’s Program at Portland State University in Spanish Language and Literature, and I think I’m going to have to put all other writing aside,… Read the full blog post …

Letters From Jane

Letters From Jane

Do you remember when we used to send and receive letters? Actual, physical letters? Were you a person like me who used to sit down with a feeling of relish at the blank paper in front of you, in anticipation of what you would write to your friend, mother, sister, dad, brother, boyfriend, or girlfriend,… Read the full blog post …

Why Not Cats?

Why Not Cats?

Somewhat inspired by Zoe Burton’s post from a couple of weeks ago about the therapy dog in her new JAFF (which sounds great, by the way) I started thinking about cats in Jane Austen. Wait, are there any? There are not, as far as I can tell, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t cats around… Read the full blog post …

Incandescent – An Excerpt

Incandescent – An Excerpt

The blurb for my new book, Incandescent, will go something like… “In this modern day twist on Jane Austen’s Persuasion, The Elliots are Hollywood Royalty –  a family of actors going back three generations. Annie Elliot has been cast to play Elizabeth Bennet in a new movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that takes place… Read the full blog post …

A Valentine for Jane

A Valentine for Jane

The origins of Valentine’s Day is not entirely clear since there are, apparently, three saints named Valentine. Most people, if they know anything at all about its history, associate the day with the third century priest who helped Christians escape from Roman prisons. According to one legend, this particular Valentine fell in love with his… Read the full blog post …

Far From the Austen Crowd

Far From the Austen Crowd

Recently, I re-read Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy as it was my book group’s selection for January. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it to you. For those of us who love 19th century English literature beyond Jane Austen, Madding Crowd is one of the best of the Victorian period in my opinion.… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winner of Georgina Young-Ellis’s “A Happy Christmas” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Georgina Young-Ellis’s “A Happy Christmas” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announced the winner of Georgina Young-Ellis‘s “A Happy Christmas” Giveaway. Cindie Snyder will receive an eBook of copy of Ms. Young-Ellis‘s Pemberley Park: The Twelve Days of Christmas. Cindie, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [Note! According to Austen Authors’ posted giveaway rules,… Read the full blog post …

A Happy Christmas Excerpt

A Happy Christmas Excerpt

Christmas is almost upon us! I’m sure many readers and authors here on Austen Authors celebrate the holiday, while others have different celebrations and traditions. No matter what festivities we enjoy, the holiday season is usually full of family. Sometimes that’s great; sometimes not so much. In my holiday JAFF, Pemberley Park – The Twelve Days… Read the full blog post …

Jane at Our Table

Jane at Our Table

Obviously, there was no Thanksgiving in Regency England, nor is there now, of course, since it originated with the pilgrims who came to the new world to escape religious persecution, and who celebrated one year of survival (well, certainly not all of them survived, but those who did celebrated), by inviting the native people of… Read the full blog post …

A Northanger Abbey Halloween

A Northanger Abbey Halloween

I‘ve been thinking about Jane Austen and Halloween – two subjects that don’t really go together in spite of the cute pumpkins we see with her cameo painted or carved on them. Jane Austen didn’t write the kind of Gothic horror novels she both made fun of in Northanger Abbey, and hinted that she might enjoy.… Read the full blog post …

Books That Changed my World

Books That Changed my World

About a year ago, I posted on Austen Authors about the book group I’d joined. Now, several months later, I’m still entranced with the group and its choice of reading materials. Not all have been to my taste, but each book has expanded my viewpoint in one way or another. For example, I don’t always… Read the full blog post …