J. Marie Croft is a self-proclaimed word nerd and adherent of Jane Austen’s quote “Let other
pens dwell on guilt and misery”. Her light-hearted novel, Love at First Slight (Meryton Press,
2013), and short story, Spyglasses and Sunburns – in the Sun-Kissed: Effusions of Summer anthology (Meryton Press, 2015) – bear witness to Joanne’s fondness for Pride and Prejudice, wordplay, and laughter. She is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America (Canada) and can be contacted at email@example.com.