All Around the World with Jane Austen

All Around the World with Jane Austen

I wanted to let everyone know of an awesome and fun contest being hosted by my publisher, Sourcebooks. Inspired by the soon-to-be released book by a friend of mine from the Central Valley in California, Amy Elizabeth Smith.

In the June memoir, All Roads Lead to Austen the author Amy Elizabeth Smith took Jane Austen’s works along with her as she traveled to foreign countries. Her goal was to see if the magic of Jane Austen could hold its power across borders, languages and cultures.

Amy took Jane to far off countries – and we need your help to take her even further! We are holding a contest called All Around the World with Jane! Join us on our Austen love fest by printing out our Jane Austen flat Stanley. Take pictures of yourself with Jane in your hometown or on your vacation, and submit it from April 30 – June 30.

We will award the following prizes to the individuals with the most creative picture:

1 Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • An E-reader with all of our available Austen sequels/continuations downloaded on to it
  • A signed copy of All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Elizabeth Smith
  • A Skype session with Amy Elizabeth Smith

3 Second Place Winner will receive:

  • A signed copy of All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Elizabeth Smith
  • A choice of 5 Jane Austen sequels/continuations from Sourcebooks

5 Third Place Winners will receive:

  • A signed copy of All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Elizabeth Smith


Please join me and the other Austen Authors this coming Sunday, May 20 when we will host Amy Smith as our guest blogger. She will be telling us about her recent marriage to her South American Mr. Darcy. We are excited to share our blog with Amy and hope you will pop over to add to the fun!



With a suitcase full of Jane Austen novels en español, Amy Elizabeth Smith set off on a yearlong Latin American adventure: a traveling book club with Jane. In six unique, unforgettable countries, she gathered book-loving new friends— taxi drivers and teachers, poets and politicians— to read Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.

Whether sharing rooster beer with Guatemalans, joining the crowd at a Mexican boxing match, feeding a horde of tame iguanas with Ecuadorean children, or tangling with argumentative booksellers in Argentina, Amy came to learn what Austen knew all along: that we’re not always speaking the same language— even when we’re speaking the same language.

But with true Austen instinct, she could recognize when, unexpectedly, she’d found her own Señor Darcy.

All Roads Lead to Austen celebrates the best of what we love about books and revels in the pleasure of sharing a good book— with good friends.


One Comment for All Around the World with Jane Austen

  1. Dear Sharon!

    That sounds really funny and exciting, too. I am looking forward to these pictures from around the world.

    I will gladly join, although my hometown is small and quiet, but nevertheless I will try my best.


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