Austen Authors Anniversary

On September 6, 2010 Austen Authors officially launched.

Our group blog has continued to grow ever since and now we are approaching our first birthday.

In the tradition of all great celebrations, we plan to party!

Not for one day, not for two or three, but for….


From Monday September 5 all the way through Saturday September 10 we will be serving up the virtual treats and lighting the virtual fireworks.

The itinerary is jam packed with fun blogs and awesome prizes.

Don’t miss out on the fun!! Ask others to join in!

Some of the fun will include:
  • Who wrote it?  A challenge quiz to match the brief description with the Austen Author and specific novel.
  • Heather Rigaud celebrating the release of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rockstar
  • Karen Doornebos celebrating the release of Definitely Not Mr. Darcy
  • Juliet Archer celebrating the release of Persuade Me
  • A retrospective on all the novel releases we have celebrated in the past year.
  • Where was I? A whimsical, utterly nonsensical, highly embellished, faux report of where we were when the invitation to join Austen Authors arrived.
  • Founders Abigail Reynolds and Sharon Lathan blogging about Austen Authors.
  • Website Revelation! An in depth look at our personal websites and why we designed them as we have.
  • Austen Author Q&A. Bring your queries to us, either as individuals or as a group. We will do our best to answer your burning questions.
  • A look into the future. We will look ahead and give a glimpse of what we have in store for the months ahead.
  • Welcoming newest Austen Author Alyssa Goodnight


Who Wrote It? challenge quiz
First Place: $60 Gift Certificate to Barnes & Noble
Second Place: Jane Austen card game packet and tarot set donated by Diana Birchall
and a $20 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble
Third Place: box of “Wicked Wickham” flavored Bingley Tea donated by Cindy Jones

Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rockstar  — signed copy by Heather Rigaud for launch

Definitely Not Mr. Darcy  –  3 signed copies by Karen Doornebos for launch
plus “coffee, tea, or Mr. Darcy” coasters

Persuade Me — signed copy by Juliet Archer for launch to UK winner

The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy
Darcy on the Hudson

duo by Mary Simonsen

Bath Tangle
Cousin Kate
Georgette Heyer duo donated by Sourcebooks Landmark 

The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy by Marsha Altman
Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion by Regina Jeffers
duo donated by Ulysses Press

Mr. Darcy’s Decision
Juliette Shapiro (and Jane Austen) duo donated by Ulysses Press

The Trouble With Mr. Darcy
Miss Darcy Falls in Love
 advanced reader copy
duo by Sharon Lathan

The Darcy Cousins by Monica Fairview, signed and for UK/ROW winner


It is going to be a fabulous week. Please try to stop by and join in the fun. Cyber champagne for everyone! Click any of the pretty badges to link to Austen Authors.

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