About the Author
I am a Jane Austen enthusiast, scholar, and fanfiction author. I am also an active member of the Jane Austen Society of North America and travelled to England last year with two other members to visit some of the Austen related sites. I have been writing Jane Austen fanfiction stories for over twenty years. I have learned a lot in the process and made some great friends along the way. Fanny, A Mansfield Park Story will be my first published novel. It has been a labor of love and has taken me years to complete. I have several ideas for additional novels, which are in various stages of completion. In the meantime, I will be posting some of my other stories, old and new, on this site.
- Treasure and Trickery - This little story takes place after the end of Pride and Prejudice and involves some of the peripheral characters. 7303 words, ©2020.
The Making of Jane Austen by Devoney LooserI am currently reading this book. However, I saw Devoney give a talk on the topic of her book, and introducing further subject matter to be incorporated into her next, at the Jane Austen Fest in Mt. Dora, Florida, in February of 2020. She provided a lot of interesting and fascinating information related to the development of Austen into the pop culture icon she is today in an engaging and entertaining presentation.
What Matters in Jane Austen by John MullanThis is an insightful read about Austen and her genius and explains just how groundbreaking Austen's work was. Professor Mullan is also an engaging public speaker; I've enjoyed watching several online videos of him discussing Austen.
The Real Jane Austen, A Life in Small Things by Paula ByrneThis is a terrific read that informs and enlightens us about Austen through things in her life. This book contains several photographs of the items discussed.