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Laurie Viera Rigler
Laurie Viera Rigler is the author of CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT and RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT, in which a twenty-first-century L.A. girl and a gentleman's daughter from Regency England inexplicably switch bodies, time periods, and lives. Laurie is also the creator of SEX AND THE AUSTEN GIRL, the comedy web series inspired by her Austen Addict novels.
Recent Activity
1. Marissa won our Austen in August giveaway. Congratulations, Marissa!! 2. will soon be moving to a new home on the interwebs. We'll have a new blog, but this one will still be available as an easily accessible archive.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at Jane Austen Addict Blog
The biggest virtual party this side of the Janeiverse may have ended, but there is still plenty of fun to be had. Read our guest post on EMMA (it’s the 200th anniversary of its publication), and see if there’s a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2015 at Jane Austen Addict Blog
If you're feeling stuck or just craving inspiration, or if you'd love to get a peek at the creative process of a favorite author, these are for you, thanks to 1st Books* and Boing Boing: 8 Writing tips from F.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at Jane Austen Addict Blog
We’ve all read the books (or at least seen some of the movies). We’ve all fantasized about being magically transported to the world of Jane Austen and indulging ourselves in a whirlwind of assembly room balls, elegant gowns, and our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Jane Austen Addict Blog
Things Jane Austen's Characters Do That Would Be Weird If You Did Them. Now we know why people are looking at us strangely. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Jane Austen Addict Blog
Dr. Cornel West was one of the plenary speakers at the JASNA 2012 Annual General Meeting in Brooklyn, which focused on the theme “Sex, Money and Power in Jane Austen’s Fiction.” Dr. West, who retired as Class of 1943 Professor... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 18, 2015 at Jane Austen Addict Blog
"I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp."-W. Somerset Maugham, quoted in the excellent book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, with a foreword by Robert McKee. Just open to any random... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Jane Austen Addict Blog
We are also going to have a twitter party from 8-9 PM EST on Sunday, Dec 7th with lots more giveaways! p.s. Comments function here was a bit wonky this morning but seems to be fine now--if you are having any issues, please message me at Thanks!
This is the place for a chance to win our HOLIDAY READATHON DE-STRESSING PRIZE PACK! Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Jane Austen Addict Blog
But how about those times when it's your own inner critic that does the evaluating? Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Jane Austen Addict Blog
Slowly I began to see Mansfield Park as uniquely masterful, despite its challenging heroine and hero. Slowly I began to understand that, in fact, the very act of juxtaposing such a pair with their amoral counterparts in the form of Mary Crawford and her brother Henry was a great part of its genius. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Jane Austen Addict Blog
Slate's Troy Patterson has written a fun piece on the long-outlawed practice of dueling and what alternatives a man might resort to today. Such as an Inuit song duel, for example. It's full of interesting historical tidbits on dueling, which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Jane Austen Addict Blog
Am happy to hear that you had such a sweet kitty, too.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2014 on Happy Cat Thursday at Jane Austen Addict Blog
Did you know that today is Cat Thursday? Join in at The True Book Addict. This was my kitty, a rescue from the Pasadena Humane Society who brought eight years of joy to our lives. She made us laugh: ...she... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Jane Austen Addict Blog
Several writers, including myself, explored this question in honor of Jane Austen's birthday yesterday. Head on over to My Jane Austen Book Club to check out our answers and to enter a HUGE giveaway. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Jane Austen Addict Blog
Mine, too! I watch it every year. Thanks for entering!
Thanks for your list, Andrea! I loved Memoirs of a Geisha.
Definitely not too late; it's open till midnight Pacific. Thank you for your lovely answer to my challenge. I agree, this time of year is all about love :)
I have not seen those Doris Day movies and definitely must do so. Thank you! I'm a sucker for stuff like Touch of Mink and How to Marry a Millionaire (not Doris Day, but that same era, I think.)
Thanks, Betsy--I will definitely have to watch this one again.
wow, so many people chose The Notebook. I will have to read this book. I saw the film and found it very touching. Thanks for entering, Lydia!
LOL re Robert Redford. I feel that way about him in Three Days of the Condor. Also love The American President. Thanks for entering!
Thank you for reminding me about Shadowlands. One of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. Makes me cry every time.
Bride and Prejudice is a big favorite with me. I also have the soundtrack. Thanks for entering, Emma!
I think I must watch North and South again--so romantic. Thanks for the reminder and for a great list!