Author Archives: Regina Jeffers

In Loving Memory of Barbara Silkstone

In Loving Memory of Barbara Silkstone

It is with a heavy heart, we at Austen Authors announce that the lovely and talented Barbara Silkstone passed away on February 16, 2022. She was the best-selling author of the Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider series that includes: Wendy and the Lost Boys, London Broil, Cairo Caper, Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider Boxed Set. Her Criminally… Read the full blog post …

Dressmaking and Fashion and What Jane Austen Said of Both, by Regina Jeffers

Dressmaking and Fashion and What Jane Austen Said of Both, by Regina Jeffers

A woman’s dressmaker, or “mantua maker,” as they were often known during the late Georgian era, were essentially paid to know what was the latest fashion trends. Most of us who are obsessed with the era, know something of fashion plates and La Belle Assemblée, but did you know many dressmakers had “fashion dolls” in their… Read the full blog post …

Romance Tropes and an Excerpt from “In Want of a Wife: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary” by Regina Jeffers

Romance Tropes and an Excerpt from “In Want of a Wife: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary” by Regina Jeffers

Tropes are defined as consistent and recurrent themes or motifs. There are many tropes found in romance, whether historical or contemporary. Mindy Klasky  provides a lovely (no pun intended) list HERE. In my Austen-inspired piece, In Want a Wife, the book begins after Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are married. “Marriage Tropes” appear when the honeymoon… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Winter Quarterly Giveaway

Welcome to Austen Authors’ Winter Giveaway! Check out the wonderful prizes!!! Again, our authors are being quite generous. Although we welcome your comments below, to enter the giveaway, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form! The GIVEAWAY link can be found at the top of the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE. The Winter Quarter Giveaway runs from… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of Autumn 2021 Quarter Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Autumn 2021 Quarter Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of the Autumn 2021 Quarter Giveaway If your name appears below… 1. Respond to the email notice from Austen Authors OR contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. READ THROUGH ALL THE NAMES IN RED FOR THERE ARE MANY WINNERS!!!  2. If your prize is an eBook, make certain the… Read the full blog post …

The “Comedy” Found in Jane Austen’s Novels, by Regina Jeffers

The “Comedy” Found in Jane Austen’s Novels, by Regina Jeffers

According to Literary Devices, “Comedy is a literary genre and a type of dramatic work that is amusing and satirical in its tone, mostly having a cheerful ending. The motif   of this dramatic work is triumph over unpleasant circumstance by creating comic effects, resulting in a happy or successful conclusion. There are five types of comedy in literature: “Romantic… Read the full blog post …

“Pemberley’s Christmas Governess: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary” Goes on PreOrder Today!!!

“Pemberley’s Christmas Governess: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary” Goes on PreOrder Today!!!

My newest JAFF book, Pemberley’s Christmas Governess, goes on PreOrder Today. Releasing November 29, it is currently on sale for $0.99. Grab yours before the price goes up! The print copy will follow soon, and the book will be available on Kindle Unlimited. The past couple of months have been hectic for me, and I… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors 2021 Autumn Quarter Giveaway

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors 2021 Autumn Quarter Giveaway

Welcome to the Austen Authors 2021 Autumn Quarter Giveaway!!!! Check out the wonderful prizes!!! Again, our authors are being quite generous. Although we welcome your comments below, to enter the giveaway, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form! The link can be found on the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE. Giveaway will end at midnight, EDST on… Read the full blog post …

Celebrating the Release of “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend, by Regina Jeffers

Celebrating the Release of “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend, by Regina Jeffers

I will be releasing “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend” this Friday, September 10. I particularly liked this story because the idea behind it is not simply the “boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl again,” which we see in many romances. There is something more elemental between Hendrake Barrymore, Earl of Radcliffe, and Miss… Read the full blog post …