Category Archives: Austen Characters

(In)Formality of Language

(In)Formality of Language

I think we are all quite aware that Austen’s writing is of a rather formal sort. Based on her writing style and on how people of the upper classes spoke, that means that sometimes, the conversation seems quite stilted to our modern eyes. In Pride and Prejudice, the following conversation between Jane and Elizabeth particularly… Read the full blog post …

A Woman’s Power of Refusal

A Woman’s Power of Refusal

“You will allow, that in both, man has the advantage of choice, woman only the power of refusal.” One of Austen’s most recurring themes is the limits placed on women in the society in which she lived. Chief of these is a woman’s limitation when it comes to pursuing love. Unlike modern day, when it… Read the full blog post …

The Highwayman-an excerpt

The Highwayman-an excerpt

This month I am sharing the first chapter of my current WIP. The story begins when highwaymen accost Elizabeth, Jane, and Mrs. Gardiner near Pemberley. Suspicion falls on Mr. Darcy, who is rumored to be suffering a bit of financial strain. Of course, Darcy being Darcy, he pays no attention to the gossip, which leads… Read the full blog post …

Reduced to a Tweet. The Lost Art of the Social Call

Reduced to a Tweet. The Lost Art of the Social Call

Social connection. It’s the pulse of civilization, the foundation of community, and a deeply held human need.  You might have guessed that I’m not necessarily talking about networking with influential people here. I’m talking about friendship, camaraderie, recognition, love, and belonging.  Jane Austen was particularly adept at infusing the relationships in her novels with an… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “A New Book” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “A New Book” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “A New Book” Giveaway. Alison Almquist and Randi Chance will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton’s Darcy’s Favorite. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes must… Read the full blog post …

Humor in Sense & Sensibility

Humor in Sense & Sensibility

Hello, lovely readers! First of all, my next post will have an exclusive sneak peek from newest novel, From London with Loyalty, which will be released on September 30th! I’ll also be doing an e-book giveaway with that post so keep your eyes peeled and be ready to comment!   Now–onto humor in Sense &… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “This Covers Everything” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “This Covers Everything” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “This Covers Everything” Giveaway. Luisa1111 will each receive a $5 Amazon gift card from Ms. Dixon. Congratulations, Luisa. [Note: If the winner is not eligible to redeem a gift card from Amazon.com, one P. O. Dixon eBook will be awarded instead—winner’s choice.] Please… Read the full blog post …