Lesley Peterson is the editor of the Journal of Juvenilia Studies and was, before her retirement, Professor of English at the University of North Alabama. She has published on the juvenilia of Jane Austen, Elizabeth Tanfield Cary, Virginia Cary Hudson, Anna Maria Porter, Alfred (later Lord) Tennyson, and Opal Whiteley.
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.