Sense & Sensibility is 200 Years Old
Did you know that Jane Austen’s first book is 200years old?
Originally published in 1811, Jane Austen’s first published novel is now 200 years old and has been revered as a classic romance of manners. Becca from our friends at The Jane Austen Gift Shop in Bath, UK, has news about the book and a beautiful Special Leatherbound Edition.
The UK Telegraph’s Travel section gives this wonderful suggestion for a Regency walk through parts of London.
– Sue Attwood goes in search of Regency London and finds much of it still just as described in Georgette Heyer’s historical novels.
Kate Pearce is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.
Kate has been a member of RWA for the last ten years and a member of the Beau Monde for most of those years. She is originally from the UK, but has lived in Northern California for the past thirteen years with her husband and four kids. Having been published in all formats, (small press, UK press, digital, trade and mass market), she considers that has given her a good grasp on the publishing world and that experience will help in her in her role as PAN liaison. She is currently writing erotic Regency romances for Kensington Aphrodisia, (with the occasional steamy novella for Brava) and Tudor Vampire paranormal historicals for Signet Eclipse. Kate is also venturing into self-publishing.
Katharine Ashe is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.
The American Library Association’s Booklist named Katharine Ashe among its “New Stars of Historical Romance” and her debut,
Swept Away by a Kiss, was a 2010 nominee for Best First Historical Romance in the Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Awards. Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her husband, son, two dogs, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European history, she has made her home in California, Italy, France, and the northern US.
Gail Whitiker is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.
Gail has written over twenty historical and paranormal romances, and is a recipient of the Laurel Leaf Award for Published Authors and the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence. She currently writes Regencies for Mills & Boon Historicals.
Originally hailing from Wales, Gail says her fascination with the Regency began during frequent trips back to visit family and friends, when Sunday afternoon drives would inevitably lead to a castle, a cathedral, or a country house hotel (where she also discovered an unfortunate fondness for Devonshire cream teas and sticky toffee pudding!). She makes her home on the west coast of Canada.
Cynthia Moore is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.
Ms. Moore is a native Southern California girl. At a very early age, she discovered her local library and the exciting potential of escaping the real world inside the pages of a very good book. In her early teens, she became a major fan of British literature. After reading most of the Victorian classics, Cynthia came across English Regency period novels in 1987. It was love at first read. Since her chance introduction to this amazing era, Cynthia has read over three thousand fiction novels and now owns over seventy five research books on the period. Ms. Moore is extremely proud to have several published novels with Ellora’s Cave taking place during the English Regency period.
Madelynne Ellis is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.
Madelynne has a healthy obsession with a certain Japanese rock star, drinks decaf out of preference, and enjoys scaring the wobblies out of people at gothic horror weekends. Multi-published in both traditional print and ebook formats, Madelynne began writing in 1996 after escaping the Hotel California, the nickname for the parasitology laboratory where she worked. Her aim is to deliver scorching, character-driven stories that both enchant and torment. She writes in a variety of genres, of which Georgian-set erotic romance is her favourite.