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Austenesque Extravaganza: Jane Austen Made Me Do It Scavenger Hunt

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The Austenesque Reviews blog is holding their annual Austenesque Extravaganza this year during the month of September. Each day they feature authors and fans who love Jane Austen fan fiction. Today, my Austen-inspired anthology, Jane Austen Made Me Do It, and its twenty-four authors are being highlighted with a scavenger hunt. Below is a list of the authors and questions. Scavengers will find the answers on each of the authors blogs or websites.

Process to participate in the Jane Austen Made Me Do It Scavenger Hunt

Copy the list of questions below.  Follow the links to each of the author’s websites or blogs and search for the answers. They will not be hidden or cryptic. You may already know some of the answers. Send me your completed questions to or preferably as an attachment of a Word or text file. Be sure to place JAMMDI Scavenger Hunt in the subject line. For each 5 questions you answer correctly, your name will be entered in a giveaway drawing for one of three Austenesque books by authors who contributed to Jane Austen Made Me Do It. Your name will be added again for each five questions you answer correctly, increasing your chances to win one of these three books:

  • The Darcy Connection, by Elizabeth Ashton
  • Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, by Laurie Viera Rigler
  • The Matters at Mansfield, by Carrie Bebris

The contest is open to everyone and the books will be shipped internationally. The Deadline to enter is at 11:59 Pacific time, September 30, 2012. Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 04, 2012. Good luck.

  1. Pamela Aidan is famous for her Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman series, but she also the publisher of a small press of Austenesque authors. What is the name of her publishing house?
  2. Elizabeth Aston is the bestselling author of six novels based on Mr. Darcy and his family. What is the name of the third book in the series? Bonus question: Which Jane Austen character said the line that Elizabeth used in the title?
  3. Brenna Aubrey’s story “The Love Letter” won the Jane Austen Made Me Do It short story contest. Besides being a budding author, what language is Brenna fluent in besides English?
  4. Stephanie Barron channels Jane Austen in her famous Being a Jane Austen Mystery series. She also writes spy mysteries under what other pen name?
  5. Carrie Bebris is the awarding winning novelist of the Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries series. What is the name of the award she won for her novel North by Northanger?
  6. Jo Beverley is a RITA award winning historical romance novelist who often sets her stories in Regency-era England. What is the name of her latest novel in the Malloren World series?
  7. Diana Birchall freely admits to having lost track of how many times she has read Jane Austen’s novels. In her day job, she reads and analyzes many books that might become movies. Name the famous movie studio that she works for.
  8. Frank Delaney and Diane Meier are not only talented authors, but they are married. Can you imagine the spirited dinner conversation that ensues at their home? Before becoming an author, Frank was a radio broadcaster for what famous British station, and besides being married to “the most eloquent man in the world”, Diane is the president of what famous marketing firm in Manhattan?
  9. Monica Fairview has written two Austen-inspired novels: The Other Mr. Darcy and The Darcy Cousins. She has also written a Regency-era novel. What is its name?
  10. Amanda Grange is renowned for her Austen Heroes Diaries series, but her latest novel placed Pride and Prejudice’s famous hero Mr. Darcy and his family on what foreign shore? Clue” Napoleon was also there in 1799?
  11. Syrie James is famous for her historical romances, but her latest novel is a young adult paranormal set in contemporary times. Co-written with her son Ryan, what is the name of the heavenly heroine?
  12. Janet Mullany writes in a diverse range of romance genres. In any era or genre, she will make you laugh. What is the name of the tag line of her website?
  13. Jane Odiwe just published her fourth Austen-inspired novel, Searching for Captain Wentworth. Besides being a skilled and polished writer, one of her other talents would be considered by Mr. Darcy as one of the necessities of a truly accomplished woman. What is Jane’s second passion? Clue, you can find many examples of her effusions of fancy on her website.
  14. Beth Pattillo hails from Texas, “which is about as far from England as a girl can get.” She has written three Austen-inspired books that take the American heroine to England. Name one of them.
  15. Alexandra Potter has written ten contemporary romances. What is the name of her latest novel released in the UK in July 2012?
  16. Myretta Robens is the author of two romance novels and the blog mistress of what famous Jane Austen website?
  17. Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino Bradway are a mother and daughter writing team. Besides being total Austen fans, they are passionate about another English writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Who is his most famous character who has been recently portrayed by actor Robert Downey, Jr.?
  18. Maya Slater gave up her day job to write The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy. Before she was bitten by the writing bug, she was a lecturer of French at which famous English University?
  19. Margaret Sullivan is the famous editrix of Austenblog and passionate promoter of Henry Tilney as Jane Austen’s most underrated hero. What mystery novella did she write that includes him as a main character?
  20. Adriana Trigiani, touted as one of reigning queens of women’s fiction, received rave review for her new novel The Shoemaker’s Wife. Each of her novels is rooted in her strong family origins. Name the country where her family immigrated to America from.
  21. Laurie Viera Rigler has a huge sense of humor which is evident in her two Austen Addict novels. She has also written for film. Name her hilarious Babelgum original comedy web series.
  22. Lauren Willig is the bestselling author of The Pink Carnation series set in Regency-era England and France. She is venturing into a new genre with her new book to be released in April, 2013. What is its name, and what is its connection to Downton Abbey?

Austenesque Extravaganza Author graphic 2012Good luck to all scavengers. Email me if you have questions or get stuck. I will offer hints.


Laurel Ann

© 2012 Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose

13 thoughts on “Austenesque Extravaganza: Jane Austen Made Me Do It Scavenger Hunt

  1. This was fun and I got to see a few new authors that sounds really interesting. Can I blame your blog for my evergrowign bookcase? :-)


  2. That was a LOT of FUN!!! Really enjoyed that! Of course, it took me a while to get it finished as I was easily distracted by all of those great websites & the shiny new books! LOL I can only imagine how much work it must’ve been putting it all together… from the sounds of the other participants, we all LOVED it!! :) And thanks so much for the great giveaways!! :)


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