Diana Reynolds Roome is a descendant of gothic novelist Francis Lathom. She studied English Literature at York University and English education at Oxford. Author of children's books and articles on travel, health, and arts, she has lived in England, Nepal, California, and now Oregon, where she is a member of the Southern Oregon Region of JASNA.
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.