Linda Zionkowski (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) is Professor of English at Ohio University, where she teaches eighteenth-century literature. Her most recent publication is Women and Gift Exchange in Eighteenth-Century Fiction: Richardson, Burney, Austen (2016).
Mimi Hart pursued her Ph.D. at Ohio University after twenty years of touring as a singer, recording with the Allman Brothers as well as with her group, The Local Girls; she has performed at the White House, on A Prairie Home Companion, and elsewhere. Her dissertation, “Hardly an Innocent Diversion: Music in the Life and Writings of Jane Austen,” included the first complete photographic archiving of Austen’s songbooks.
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. JASNA is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteers, whose mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius. We have over 5,000 members of all ages and from diverse walks of life. Although most live in the United States or Canada, we also have members in more than a dozen other countries.