Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Monday, 27 February 2012
Friday, 24 February 2012
Like most Austenphiles, I have long been strung out on the intermittent drug of Jane Austen sequels for sustenance between re-readings of the real thing. They are only occasionally satisfying, however. Sometimes they get the tone, but not the humor. Other times, as in Stephanie Barron’s Jane Austen Mystery series, they seem more gothic. Some are just regencies that use Austen characters.
Mary Chase accepted to answer some questions about Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice and here is the resulting interview.
Book Giveaway Contest
Signs and symbols surround us. No one knows that better than poet, Deirdre Kildeer. She's hidden for most of her life, and now the signs are her again: Run!
Danger is everywhere, but this time she has reasons to stay and fight, something she's never considered before. With the help of handsome detective Manny Ruiz and his psychic Aunt Rosa, will Deirdre at lat prevail? Or will she continue to tread the long haunted trail of the Fool's Journey? Signs and symbols surround us. No one knows that better than poet, Deirdre Kildeer. She's hidden for most of her life, and now the signs are her again: Run!
Danger is everywhere, but this time she has reasons to stay and fight, something she's never considered before. With the help of handsome detective Manny Ruiz and his psychic Aunt Rosa, will Deirdre at lat prevail? Or will she continue to tread the long haunted trail of the Fool's Journey? (Read an excerpt from the book here and watch the book trailer here)
Win The Fool's Journey, Mary Chase's mystery novel.
2 paperback copies for US readers
2 e-book versionsfor readers from the rest of the world
Leave your comment + e-mail address, add what country in the world you live in (or if you want to be entered for the paperback or e-book version of the book).
This giveaway contest ends on March 3rd when the winners are announced.
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
TALKING ABOUT THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND MR DARCY: NINA BENNETON, COMPULSIVELY MR DARCY (INTERVIEW AND GIVEAWAY)
The Author: As a child, Nina Benneton promised the French nuns who taught that she would grow up and find the cure for cancer, effect world peace, and win a Nobel Prize for something, anything. Alas, her own Mr. Darcy and the requisite number of beautiful children interrupted her plans. Tired of alphabetizing her spices and searching for stray Barbie shoes, she turned to writing.
Sourcebooks will offer
1 Paperback copy to US readers
1 e-book copy to readers from the rest of the world
Please specify which country in the world you live in in your comment and don't forget to add your e-mail address. This giveaway ends on March 1.
Monday, 20 February 2012
AUTHOR GUEST POST - REBECCA JAMISON , JANE AUSTEN'S ENGAGEMENT + GIVEAWAY OF PERSUASION, A LATTER-DAY TALE
Leave your comments + e-mail address to get the chance to win either
1 paperback copy for US residents
Sunday, 19 February 2012
For anyone who hasn’t discovered Jane Austen yet, who is she?
Your avatar is rather Austenesque — are you in any way similar to Jane?
Would Jane have enjoyed publishing on Paper.li, tweeting or blogging — or all three?
You also enjoy writing! Tell us about your blogs and why you started them.
Who do you meet in your community?
How has The Everything Austen Daily helped you to connect with Janeites?
Although you’re Italian, you seem to have a fascination with not just JA but all things English…
What made you think of starting The Everything Austen Daily?
Could you share your top tips for starting a daily paper?
- Choose a topic/character/issue which is quite popular on Twitter and which interests you
- Sign-up for Google Alerts about that topic/character/issue
- Surf the net and find interesting articles/blog posts about your topic/character/issue
- Choose the links to the stuff you find most interesting
- Set up the editing details with care – use the most authentic and credible Twitter or RSS feeds as a base, then add content from anywhere on the web using the Paper.li Publish.it bookmarklet.
- Then use the Paper.li Nomad to embed your paper on your blog. I like this a lot – all the recent news from the Austen fandom is there, updated every 24 hours. It’s brilliant for when I don’t succeed in posting something once a day.
When you’re not publishing, blogging or teaching, what are you doing?
Finally, can you share a favourite Jane Austen moment?
Photo credit for Portrait of Kitty Packe (née Hart), ca. 1818-1821: Sir William Beechey (British, 1753-1839) Oil on canvas, 55 x 42 in. (139.7 x 106.68 cm), Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Purchased with funds provided by Angie Hester, 2001.007.