Category Archives: Audiobooks

Do You Like Audiobooks?

Do You Like Audiobooks?

Caption reads: “The phonograph at home reading out a novel.” From Daily Graphic (New York), 2 April 1878. Less than a year after the invention of the phonograph, this drawing offered a future vision. Novels however would remain impractical for phonographs until the 1930s. As an author, I subscribe to several author resource sites, and I’ve found… Read the full blog post …

Regional and Social Accents in England

Regional and Social Accents in England

“It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.” George Bernard Shaw, Preface to Pygmalion I am a bit late to the audiobook game, but I have recently been talking to a lovely and talented actress/narrator in England about my first novel, Teaching Eliza. Teaching… Read the full blog post …

Something to Think Of

Something to Think Of

I have written before about my penchant for grabbing JAFF story titles straight out of Jane Austen quotes. Here is the quote that inspired my current work-in-progress, Something to Think Of: “Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. It is something to think of, and… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “An Audible (and Visual) Autumn Escape” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “An Audible (and Visual) Autumn Escape” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “An Audible (and Visual) Autumn Escape” Giveaway.  Barbara A. Douglas will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s A Love So Beautiful. Congratulations, Barbara. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen… Read the full blog post …

Running a Library

Running a Library

Recently, I worked on the process of revising a book based on Beauty and the Beast (the second book in a fairytale retelling series), and I ran across an article on historical libraries. It sounded like a topic worth exploring. After all, my work-in-progress includes a library scene, and whenever I write Austen inspired fiction,… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of the Summer Quarterly Giveaway. If your name appears below…  1. 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 email address for the prize delivery is… Read the full blog post …

Looking Back to Yesterdays

Looking Back to Yesterdays

Happy Thursday! What better day of the week than this to share something from the past. Social media marks this trend as Throwback Thursday: posting nostalgic pictures of one’s past using the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday or #TBT. In the spirit of anything goes where creative expression is concerned, I thought I’d share an excerpt from one… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Line Between Love and Infatuation” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Line Between Love and Infatuation” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “The Line Between Love and Infatuation” Giveaway. Satu will receive her choice of either an eBook copy or an audiobook copy of Ms. Dixon‘s Lady Harriette. Congratulations, Satu. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Almost Like Having Your Cake and Eating It Too” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Almost Like Having Your Cake and Eating It Too” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Almost Like Having Your Cake and Eating It Too” Giveaway. Maria Maderi will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card, courtesy of Ms. Dixon. Congratulations, Maria. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen… Read the full blog post …

Announcing Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway Prizes

Announcing Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway Prizes

Welcome to the Austen Authors’ Summer 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 August… Read the full blog post …

This Delightful Habit

This Delightful Habit

Habit ~ An often-repeated pattern of behavior that can be difficult to give up. There are good habits, and there are bad habits. First, I wish to talk about what I feel is a rather good habit. It’s my practice of giving away audiobooks to kick off each spring. In other words, host my Annual… Read the full blog post …