Launch of Convincing Mr. Darcy, a Novella, by Mary Lydon Simonsen

It’s been awhile since I published anything, and so I am happy to release my e-book novella, Convincing Mr. Darcy. To celebrate the launch, I am giving away threee-books. The winners will be announced on October 4th. All you have … Continue reading →

Austen Locations — The Effects of Well-fitted Breeches


For those who have been having a giggle over the 50 Shades of Jane…? series. I have another for you! If you attended the Jane Austen Festival in Bath this year, you might recognize a few of the streets or … Continue reading →

September in Bath – According to Jane, an Anniversary Celebration


It’s been seven years — to the day! — since According to Jane was published. It came out on ebook on September 21, 2009 one week in advance of its paperback release from Kensington Books, and I remember those days very well… … Continue reading →

Austen Locations – Bath – Part 2 – Anne Elliot Meets Captain Wentworth at the Circus by Mary Simonsen


Anne held the guidebook of Bath in her hand, but after reading the same paragraph for the third time, she closed it. Her thoughts were elsewhere—Molland’s to be exact. She was still attempting to understand what had happened at the … Continue reading →

Pride and Prejudice: Behind the Scenes – Giveaway Winners Announced


Three lucky ladies will have a lovely, thick new book for their fall reading pleasure, compliments of Austen Variations. The winners of the Pride and Prejudice: Behind the Scenes launch giveaway are Anna, Theresa M., and Danielle C. Congratulations! Please … Continue reading →