Category Archives: Variation

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 …

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Autumn Quarter Giveaway

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Autumn Quarter Giveaway

Welcome to the Austen Authors’ 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 November 14,… 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 …

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 …

Time Flies

Time Flies

This summer is passing entirely too fast. I believe I have mentioned it before, but my daughter graduated this year and will be headed to college in three weeks. Needless to say, we are attempting to cram as much as possible into that time while still working, running a non-profit organization, prepping a book for… Read the full blog post …

F&F – an excerpt

F&F – an excerpt

Do you ever have those moments where it is your turn to speak, but you aren’t sure what to say? As I sat down to write this post, I felt a little like that. Since we last connected, I’ve continued to work on my latest Pride and Prejudice variation. When writing, I tend to run… Read the full blog post …

Humor in Emma

Humor in Emma

Emma: A treasure trove of village ‘characters’ In continuing my light survey of humor in Jane Austen’s books, I am now up to Emma. Having reread different parts of Emma multiple times over the last few months as I work on my Highbury Variation novels, I can see why it is some people’s favorite! Some… Read the full blog post …