Deborah Yaffe is a freelance journalist and the author of two books, including Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom (Mariner Books, 2013). She lives in New Jersey and blogs regularly on Jane Austen–related topics at www.deborahyaffe.com.
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.