Jane Austen and Charity, by Diana Oaks

Jane Austen and Charity, by Diana Oaks

Charity is a theme woven into each of Jane Austen’s six novels, with various facets of this virtue woven into characters and communities in ways that illuminate the best and worst of its meanings. We’ll take a look at a few examples of these themes in her works, including the contradictions inherent in her illustrations.… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “A Cover Reveal Plus” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Elaine Owen’s “A Cover Reveal Plus” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Elaine Owen‘s “A Cover Reveal Plus” Giveaway. Colleen, Linda A, and Wendy Luther will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Owen‘s Stories to Make You Smile. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules… Read the full blog post …

Established the Foundation, by P. O. Dixon

Established the Foundation, by P. O. Dixon

“She is tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt me.” ~ Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 3 The infamous insult. Those words established the foundation for Elizabeth’s dislike of Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. They will be equally damaging to Darcy in my current work-in-progress, Mr. Darcy, the Heir of Pemberley. It certainly does not… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of Austen Authors’ Spring Quarter Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Austen Authors’ Spring Quarter Giveaway

We are happy to bring a bit of “sunshine” into the lives of those who kindly follow us!!! If your name appears below: (1) contact Regina Jeffers (Giveaway Coordinator) at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. READ THROUGH ALL THE NAMES FOR THERE ARE MANY WINNERS!!! Winners’ names are in RED.  (2) If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email… Read the full blog post …

Tea-totaler, by Kirstin Odegaard

Tea-totaler, by Kirstin Odegaard

Last month, I wrote about tea + Jane.  (Click here to revisit that post.)  This month, I’m sharing an article I wrote for my local newspaper about tea + me.  It’s from my collection-of-articles-book that’s not actually a book because, well, I’ve never compiled them into a book.  But I sometimes think really hard about… Read the full blog post …

A Cover Reveal Plus a Giveaway!

A Cover Reveal Plus a Giveaway!

By the time this post goes live I will be formatting and preparing to publish, Stories to Make You Smile, an anthology of short stories based on Jane Austen. Some of the stories are sweet, some of them funny. All of them are written  to  make  you smile. And we could all use reasons to… Read the full blog post …

Defending the Homeland: Fencibles + the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride” by Regina Jeffers

Defending the Homeland: Fencibles + the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride” by Regina Jeffers

Fencibles were British”defense” (from the word ‘defencible’) forces raised for a specific war. They were raised for defense against the treat of invasion during the Seven Years’ War, the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. They were local military units, composed of residents of a… Read the full blog post …

The Rules of Courtship During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride” + a Giveaway

The Rules of Courtship During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Inadvertent Bride” + a Giveaway

  When a man of the Regency era proposed to the woman he wished to marry, there was still the need for parental approval. After all, the father could withhold any “fortune” allocated to his daughter. Even if the couple was “in love,” which was a relatively new concept in the early 19th century, the… Read the full blog post …