Jane Austen Birthday Soiree: Come Celebrate!


Yes, Jane Austen is 236 years old this Friday!

Thirty-two Austen bloggers, authors and literature enthusiasts are joining together for an Austen Birthday Soiree on December 16th. Organized by Maria Grazia of My Jane Austen Book Club &  Katherine Cox of November’s Autumn, the all day blog hop will feature a post in celebration of Jane Austen, her life, her novels and the era in which she lived at each of the 32 blogs!

And, what birthday would not be complete without present?  There will be gifts for Jane – and the visitors of the blogs. Just leave a comment to qualify for the great giveaways being offered in celebration of the Janeite holiday. Be sure to drop by Jane Started It? as well as here at Traipsing After Jane.

~Pamela

Click here to see the list of participant blogs and their prizes! 

Participants in Austen’s Birthday Soiree

  • Sharon Lathan
    Blog: Sharon Lathan
    Giveaway: one copy of Miss Darcy Falls in Love
  • Emily Snyder
    Blog: O! Beauty Unattempted
    Giveaway: one copy of Letters of Love & Deception 
  • Laurel Ann Nattress
    Blog: Austenprose 
    Giveaway: one signed copy of Jane Austen Made Me Do It
  • C. Allyn Pierson
    Blog: SemiTrue Stories
    Giveaway: one copy of Mr. Darcy Little Sister (open internationally)
  • Cindy Jones
    Blog: First Draft 
    Giveaway: one signed copy of My Jane Austen Summer and a package of Lily Berry’s Pink Rose Tea by Bingley’s, Ltd.
  • Farida Mestek
    Blog: Regency stories set against the backdrop of Regency England
    Giveaway: one copy of I was Jane Austen Best Friend, by Cora Harrison
  • Marilyn Brant
    Blog: Brant Flakes
    Giveaway: A canvas ACCORDING TO JANE tote bag and a pair of A SUMMER IN EUROPE luggage tags
  • Prue Batten
    Blog: Mesmered’s Blog
    Giveaway: one copy of Georgiana Darcy’s Diary, Anna Elliott
  • Erin Blakemore
    Blog:  The Heroine’s Bookshelf
    Giveaway: Pride and Prejudice notecards, by Potter Style
  • Blog: vvb32 reads
    Giveaway: Jane Austen’s Little Instruction Book (Charming Petites)
  • Karen Doornebos
    Blog: The Fiction vs. Reality Smackdown
    Giveaway: 2 Jane Austen candles and 2 signed copies of Definitely Not Mr. Darcy plus drink coasters and tea!
  • Regina Jeffers
    Blog: ReginaJeffers’s Blog
    Giveaway: one signed copy of Christmas at Pemberley
  • Alyssa Goodnight
    Blog: Alyssa Goodnight   
    Giveaway: one Jane Austen Action figure
  • Deb Barnum
    Blog: Jane Austen in Vermont
    Giveaway: 2012 calendars from the Wisconsin JASNA Region
  • Laura Hile, Susan Kaye, Pamela Aidan, and Barbara Cornthwaite
    Blog: Jane Started It! / Traipsing After Jane
    Giveaway: one copy of Young Master Darcy: A Lesson in Honour, by Pamela Aidan; one set of Frederick Wentworth, Captain (Books 1 and 2), by Susan Kaye; two copies of Mercy’s Embrace: So Rough a Course (Book 1), by Laura Hile; one copy of George Kinghtley, Gentleman (Books 1 and 2), by Barbara Cornthwaite
  • Juliet Archer
    Blog: Choc Lit Authors’ Corner
    Giveaway: one copy each of Persuade Me and The Importance of Being Emma
  • Jane Greensmith
    Blog: Reading, Writing, Working, Playing
    Giveaway: one copy each of Intimations of Austen, and Sense & Sensibility (Marvel Illustrated)
  • Jenny Allworthy
    Blog: The Jane Austen Film Club 
    Giveaway: a copy of Northanger Abbey DVD starring Felicity Jones and JJ Field
  • Sitio Jane Austen
    Blog: El Salón de Té de Jane
    Giveaway:  one copy of the Spanish edition of Sense and Sensibility and one copy of  DVD package with adaptations of Jane Austen. (Zone 2, but it’s in Spanish and English ), and one copy of BBC’s Emma with Romola Garai (Blue-ray)
  • Kaitlin Saunders
    Blog: Kaitlin Saunders 
    Giveaway: one copy of A Modern Day Persuasion
  • Becky Rhodehouse
    Blog: One Literature Nut
    Giveaway: selection of Austenesque Reads
  • Patrice Sarath
    Blog: Patrice Sarath
    Giveaway: one copy of The Unexpected Miss Bennet
  • Adriana Zardini
    Site: Jane Austen Brasil
    Giveaway: DVD – Sense and Sensibility (1995) – English / Portuguese subtitles
  • Jane Odiwe
    Blog: Jane Austen Sequels 
    Giveaway: one mug with one of Jane Odiwe’s illustrations and one copy ofMr. Darcy’s Secret
  • Courtney Webb
    Blog: Stiletto Storytime 
    Giveaway: one copy of Noble Satyr by Lucinda Brant (Regency Romance)
  • Jennifer Becton
    Blog: Jennifer W. Becton
    Giveaway: one copy of the eBook of the Personages of Pride and Prejudice Collection, containing Charlotte Collins, “Maria Lucas,” and Caroline Bingley. Open internationally.
  • Vera Nazarian
    Blog: Urban Girl Takes Vermont
    Giveaway: a copy of Vera Nazarian’s gift hardcover edition of her inspirational calendar and diary, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
  • Abigail Reynolds
    Blog: Pemberley Variations 
    Giveaway: one signed copy of Mr. Darcy’s Undoing
  • Blog: AustenAuthors
    Giveaway: one copy of Georgette Heyer’s Regency World, by Jennifer Kloester
  • Katherine Cox
    Blog: November’s Autumn
    Giveaway: one $10 B&N Gift-card (US only)
  • Maria Grazia
    Blog: My Jane Austen Book Club
    Giveaway: A selection of Austenesque reads

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