Tag Archives: Pride and Prejudice

(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 …

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 …

10 Confessions of an Austenite

10 Confessions of an Austenite

Most people who know me well know that I’m a die-hard Austenite. Or Janeite. Or Janiac. Whatever title you prefer. 🙂 But here are some facts that most people don’t know about me, in regards to my Austen-mania. 1) I didn’t become an Austenite until I was 18.  Frankly, I’m surprised I didn’t discover it… Read the full blog post …

A New Book Giveaway

A New Book Giveaway

I finally have my newest book live out in the world. It was a long road, and there were glitches along the way, but my new book baby has published. 🙂 At the bottom of this post will be a link to a giveaway, but let me tell you a little about the story before… Read the full blog post …

Scarlet Fever

Scarlet Fever

As I continue to work on my next book, I found I wanted to know a little more about the history of scarlet fever. You see, I needed to use a disease that would keep Elizabeth away from Longbourn so she would be forced to interact with Darcy at Netherfield, but I didn’t want a… Read the full blog post …

A Textual Study of Lady Lucas

A Textual Study of Lady Lucas

  As I have been put on bedrest for preterm labor issues, I am writing this post a bit in advance. I do not know when baby boy will get here, and the wait seems interminable! But he does need to bake a little longer. I began re-reading Pride and Prejudice recently to see what might… 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 …

Pride and Prejudice and Limericks

Pride and Prejudice and Limericks

I have recently started having limericks on my mind. It started with a battle with Alexa. Some text on my television screen suggested that I ask Alexa to tell me a Star Wars limerick. Naturally, being a Star Wars fan, I did so. Unfortunately, this led me into a battle with my Amazon Fire Cube, as it… Read the full blog post …