Midnight in Austenland Contest Finalists

What would you do if Hogwarts were real? Maybe these Fig finalists, who mixed the worlds of fact and fiction in their entries for the “Midnight in Austenland” Contest, could give you a hint. Congratulations to all of them! Their entries will be sent to Shannon Hale herself for judging. Click through to read these great stories. Continue reading

Missed Our Live Author Chat?

Last night, we had the great pleasure of chatting live with three YA superstars—Shannon Hale, Elizabeth Eulberg, and E. Lockhart—about a shared love: Jane Austen. Two hundred years later, and we still can’t stop reading her books, swooning over her men, or being inspired by her biting wit and scathing social commentary. Click through for highlights from the event, including Shannon’s, Elizabeth’s, and E.’s predictions as to who would win in a smackdown between Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë. Continue reading

Love Jane Austen?

Okay, dumb question. Of course you love Jane Austen–everyone loves her. So join the festivities! Enter our contest, inspired by Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale. You could win both Midnight in Austenland and Austenland! And join us on Monday … Continue reading

Shannon Hale on Jane Austen

Get ready, guys. Next Monday, February 13, Shannon Hale is coming back to Figment! She’ll be joined at 8 p.m. ET to talk about all things Jane Austen with fellow Austen-ites Elizabeth Eulberg (Prom and Prejudice) and E. Lockhart (The Boyfriend … Continue reading

Books of Bayern Contest Winners!

For the Books of Bayern Contest, we asked you to write about someone with a secret power in honor of the courageous and magical heroines of the Books of Bayern series. Congratulations to these entries, chosen by Shannon Hale herself! … Continue reading