Author Archives: Rose Fairbanks

Announcing the Winner of Rose Fairbanks’s “A Chat with Austen’s Mothers” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Rose Fairbanks’s “A Chat with Austen’s Mothers” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce that as the winner of Rose Fairbanks’s “A Chat with Austen’s Mothers Giveaway” that Susan Schneider will receive a winner’s choice print copy of any of Rose Fairbanks’s novels. Susan, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. In the email, include a mailing address for the prize… Read the full blog post …

What’s the point of Mansfield Park?

What’s the point of Mansfield Park?

What’s the point of Mansfield Park? As much as I love reading and writing JAFF romance between Austen’s characters, I don’t really think that was her point in any of the books…except maybe Persuasion. So, what’s the point of Mansfield Park if it’s not the “loving the boy next door who doesn’t know you exist”… Read the full blog post …

You Luddite! + Excerpt

You Luddite! + Excerpt

Most of us have never heard the word Luddite unless it’s been used as an insult to those who hate progress and technology. Paperback lovers may be derided as Luddites for their dislike of ereaders. The historical truth of the Luddites is much more complex. They fall somewhere between insurrectionists, homeland terrorists and early labor… Read the full blog post …

Persuasion in Pride & Prejudice

Persuasion in Pride & Prejudice

I recently read Persuasion cover to cover for the first time. While reading the continual mentions of pride and the constant showing of prejudice struck me. Someday (soon, I hope) I’ll do a post about my opinions while reading Persuasion, but for this post I decided to search for mentions of persuasion in Pride and… Read the full blog post …

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

I’m reading Persuasion from start to finish for the first time and a discussion on Facebook about the several characters named Charles prompted me to research Georgian era names. Fans of Darcy (more so than other Austen heroes) know him by many different names. I’m sure we can agree with Shakespeare’s sentiment, however, that any… Read the full blog post …

Stranger Danger in Austen

Stranger Danger in Austen

I’m still mulling over title suggestions from my last post, but my computer has returned nicely refurbished and I’ve been busy with editing my next release, A Sense of Obligation! While considering which excerpt to choose for this post, I was struck with the idea of how often the stranger is the villain in Jane… Read the full blog post …